Weekly Feature



2015-02-11 / Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 12

Little Women — Adapted from the Louisa May Alcott classic by L. Don Swartz, and presented by Starry Night Theatre, the production features Emily Spina, Carla Kwasniak, Megan Blarr, Ron Vossler, JoAnn V. Mis, and Chris Fire. Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, and continues at 8 p.m. Feb. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28; and 2 p.m. March 1 at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; $. 743-1614, www.starrynighttheatre.com

thurs. 12-sun. 15

Nunsense II: The Second Coming — The original five nuns are back and up to their usual merry mischief. This sequel to the original “Nunsense” will be performed at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12; 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13; 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413 or www.rivieratheatre.org

fri. 13

Mardi Gras Celebration and Poetry Showcase — Eighth annual event will feature the Mardi Gras Poetry Showcase, which will feature regional urban poets 10k, Ben Brindise, Jimmie Byrd, Bo Brooks, Team Finks, Dana Ingerbreston, Danielle Johnson, Lazyrus, Solomon, and Brandon Williamson, along with music by Child of Folly and selected readings from the Louisiana folk book, “Gumbo Ya Ya,” 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Bittner Hall in the Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 634-1102, www.artofwny.org

tues. 17-sun. 22

Chicago: The Musical — John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s 1975 award-winning musical starring John O’Hurley and Bianca Marroquin. The production is part of the M&T Bank Broadway series presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 17-19; 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21; and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo; $. 847-0850, www.sheas.org

thurs. 19-sun. 22

Eurydice — By Sarah Ruhl, and directed by Adriano Gatto, this readers’ theater production will be performed amidst an insightful, specially curated art exhibit. Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, and Saturday, Feb. 21; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, with a post-show discussion, at the Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. 286-8200, www.castellaniartmuseum.org

ongoing: now-Feb. 15

A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney — Meet Walt Disney as he stages a table read of the screenplay that will set the record straight once and for all about his status as “one of the most important people who ever lived.” Written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Katie Mallinson. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 15 at the Road Less Traveled Theatre at the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St., Buffalo; ($15/$33). 629-3069, www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org

The Hound of the Baskervilles — By Tim Kelly, based on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story, and presented by The Mystery Company. Performances: 2:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org

now-Feb. 22

Songs For a New World — Presented by O’Connell & Company, Jason Robert Brown’s freshman Broadway offering tells the stories and characters of today, under the direction of Michael J. Walline. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Feb. 22, enter at the Helen Long building of The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder; $. 848-0800, www.oconnellandcompany.com

The Graduate — Based on the novel by Charles Webb and adapted for the stage by Terry Johnson, under the direction of Todd Warfield. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and continues through Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $. 852-2600, www.alleyway.com

Build Your Own Adventure: The Mystery of the Silver Chalice! — In this Buffalo Laboratory Theatre’s boundary-breaking comedy, the audience chooses a hysterically different path each and every night with the use of a small audience-response remote control. Will it be the beautiful bombshell, the girl-next-door or the edgy artist for Robert. You help choose. Written and directed by Taylor Doherty. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Feb. 22, at 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St., Buffalo; $. 847-0850, www.sheas.org, ticketmaster.com

The Sunshine Boys — By Neil Simon, directed by M. Joseph Fratello and presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Feb. 22, at The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda; $. 284-6358, www.niagaratheatre.com

now-March 1

Beau Jest — The Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York presents James Sherman’s three-act farce under the direction of Steve Vaughan. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, March 1, at the Jewish Community Center’s Benderson Family Building’s Maxine & Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville; $. 688-4114, ext. 391, www.jewishrepertorytheatre.com

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