Weekly Feature



2017-04-19 / Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 20

The Cemetery Club — If you like the “The Golden Girls,” then you’ll love Ida, Lucille and Doris. Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before visiting their husband’s graves in this hilarious and touching play about cherishing the past and embracing the future. The production features Anne Gayley, Joy Scime, Constance Caldwell, Rob Schwartz and Deborah A. Krygier, under the direction of Sheila McCarthy. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, May 21, at The Park School of Buffalo, 4625 Harlem Road - enter at the Helen Long building, Snyder; $. 848-0800, www.oconnellandcompany.com

I’m Fine — After a marriage that spanned his adult life, Mike finds himself a middle-age widower learning the importance of a sense of humor as he travels the road back from grief. He’s confronted by a thorny universe of family and finances, cooking and career, religion and regrets, loneliness and even online dating, by Neal Radice and based on the Herb Knoll book, “The Widower’s Journey.” Knoll will attend the opening weekend of the play. The cast will feature Ray Boucher, Emily Yancey, James Cichocki and Joyce Stilson, under the direction of Radice. Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, and continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Saturday, May 13, at the Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $. 852-2600, www.alleyway.com

420: The Musical — Written by Buffalo’s own John Kehoe with music by Laura Lonski. Cast members make use of their entire space and entrances come right through the audience, giving patrons the idea they are actually in the Land of 420. Pillows and blankets are always available in lieu of front row seats, inviting audience members to relax and enjoy the show as comfortably as possible, a tradition in the spirit of 420. One performance only at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at The Screening Room, 1265 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net

fri. 21

The Winslow Boy — Irish Classical Theatre Company presents Terence Rattigan’s World War I drama starring Collan Zimmerman, Robert Rutland, Pamela Rose Mangus, Kevin Craig, Kate LoConti, Ben Moran, Todd Benzin and Matt Witten, under the direction of Brian Cavanagh. Opens 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, May 14, at the Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St., Buffalo; $. 853-4282, www.irishclassicaltheatre.com

Godspell — Three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz’ (“Pippin,” “Wicked”) off-Broadway musical told through a series of parables, mostly based on the Gospel of Matthew and featuring hit songs “Day by Day” and “All Good Gifts.” Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, May 7, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org

The Railroad Comes to Williamsville — By Marty Brauer, the play tells the story of the building of the Lehigh Valley Railroad’s Niagara Falls Branch, and the construction of the Williamsville Depot, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, at the Williamsville Depot, 86 S. Long St., Village of Williamsville.

sun. 23

Page To Stage 2: Songs Inspired by Shakespeare — This fundraising concert is presented by Second Generation Theatre and will highlight selections from “West Side Story” and “Kiss Me Kate,” 7 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at MusicalFare Theatre’s Mainstage Theatre at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.musicalfare.com

tues. 25-sun. 30

Cabaret — Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns and is presented by Roundabout Theatre Company. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 26 and 27; 8 p.m. Friday, April 28; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29; and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo; $. 847-0850, www.sheas.org

ongoing: now-May 6

The Trial of Trayvon Martin — Subversive Theatre Collective presents the seventh installment of their “Black Power Series,” a drama by Gary Earl Ross and featuring Brian Brown, Shawnell Tillery, Kunji Rey, Rick Lattimer and Lawrence Rowswell, under the direction of Kurt Schneiderman. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through Saturday, May 6, at The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., Buffalo; $. 408-0499, www.subversivetheatre.org

now-May 28

Million Dollar Quartet — This Tony Award winning musical is set on Dec. 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Songs will include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog” and many more. The cast features Brandon Barry (Carl Perkins), Steve Copps (Elvis Presley), Andrew J. Reimers ( Johnny Cash), Joseph Donohue III ( Jerry Lee Lewis), and Jeffrey Coyle, Arianne Davidow, Brian McMahon and Dave Siegfried, under the direction of Randall Kramer. Performances: 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, May 28, at MusicalFare Theatre’s Mainstage Theatre at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.musicalfare.com

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