Weekly Feature



2013-01-16 / Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 17

Jesus Hates Me — In the backdrop of a putt-putt golf course (called the Blood of the Lamb) with a religious theme, five Texans take an existential journey to try to see their lives more clearly, or before the booze and drugs kick in. This Wayne Lemons play is presented by the American Repertory Theater of Western New York and directed by Michael Lodick. The cast features Matthew Kindley, Priscilla Young-Anker, Anthony Alcocer, Bryan Figueroa, Maura Nolan and Jacob Kahn. Preview performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, and opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. The production continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, through Saturday, Feb. 2, and also 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, and Thursday, Feb. 7 in Bittner Hall at the Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave., Buffalo (enter on North Street); $. 634-1102, www.artofwny.org

The Wonderful World of Peter Williams — Phil Davis Sr. comedy presented by Alemaedae Theatre and Xavier Films in cooperation with Road Less Traveled Productions. The play stars Barry Williams and will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, opening Thursday, Jan. 17, and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 3 as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo, at Road Less Traveled Theatre, 639 Main St., Buffalo; $. 602-6253, www.atpgalaxy.com

fri. 18

Nunsense — This audience favorite features the Sisters of Hoboken raising money with a variety show. Meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice and wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Directed by Leigha Eichhorn, the cast features Shelby Bosse, Gail Graesser, Jessica Hall, Karen Szalach and Roxanne Young. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org

Broadway In Concert 15: Broadway in the City — Musical review presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild under the direction of Bob Mazierski. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda; $. 284-6358, www.niagaratheatre.com

wed. 23

Rent — MusicalFare Theatre presents the premiere regional production of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-wining musical Rent in this stripped-down presentation featuring Charmagne Chi, Steve Copps, Joe Donohue, Maria Droz, Paschal Frisina III, Matthew Iwanski, Amy Jakiel, Dudney Joseph Jr., John Kaczorowski, Kay Kerimian, Renee Landrigan, Ben Puglisi, Marc Sacco and Jonathan Young. Performances: Opens 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, and continues at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, March 3 at Daemen College’s Time Warner Cable Stage at MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.musicalfare.com. There will be a special half-price preview at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. Meet-the-cast talkbacks take place after all Wednesday performances except opening night, Jan. 23. Also, four onstage seats will be available prior to each performance in a lottery format for $10.

ongoing now-Jan. 26

Frozen — Bryony Lavery’s award-winning drama presented by Red Thread Theatre under the direction of Eileen Dugan and Josephine Hogan. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 4 p.m. Saturdays, and continues through Saturday, Jan. 26 at Canisius College’s Marie Maday Theatre, 2001 Main St., Buffalo; $. 867-3102, www.redthreadtheatre.info

now-Jan. 27

Joyicity — Brimming with all the charm, magic, poetry, drama and mischievous word-play of literary genius James Joyce, “Joyicity” reprises Vincent O’Neill’s internationally acclaimed one-man show directed by ICTC Associate Director Derek Campbell. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St., Buffalo; $. 853-4282, www.irishclassicaltheatre.com

Announcement

Theatre Bucks — The Theatre Alliance of Buffalo (TAB), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and vitality of its 19 member theatre companies, has launched Theatre Bucks — a gift certificate program enabling WNY theatre-goers to give the gift of theatre to family, friends and colleagues. Theatre Bucks are $25 each and can be redeemed at any TAB theatre. For a list of participating theatres and to purchase Theatre Bucks, visit www.theatreallianceofbuffalo.com.

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