Weekly Feature

2017-09-07 / Entertainment


thurs. 7

Roommates — American Repertory Theater of Western New York opens its season with a work by Artie Award-winning playwright Mark Humphrey in this tale of dishonesty and loyalty. The production features Victor Morales, Michael J. Starzynski and Brett Klaczyk, under the direction of Drew McCabe. Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, and continues at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, through Saturday, Sept. 23, at the 330 Performance Space, 300 Amherst St. (next to the Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo); $. 697-0837, www.artofwny.org.

fri. 8

The Producers — The Kavinoky Theatre opens its 38th season with this hilarious production by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. The cast features Norm Sham as Max Bialystock, Brian Mysliwy as Leo Bloom, and Arianne Davidow, Greg Gjurich, Marc Sacco, Todd Benzin and an ensemble of 14 who play everything from little old ladies to showgirls. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo; $. 829-7668, www.kavinokytheatre.com

9 to 5: The Musical — Presented by Rocking Horse Productions, this high-energy adaptation based on the 1980 hit movie will feature Susana Breese, Anne DeFazio, Derrik Reynolds, and Emily Styn, under the direction of Leigha Eichhorn. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org

thurs. 14

Killer Rack: The Feminist, Horror Musical Comedy — In a world that prizes breast size over accomplishments, Betty Downer

impulsively books enhancement surgery

with the evil Dr. Libby Niptuck, and then all hell breaks loose as singing, dancing, musical mayhem is brought on by a set of monstrous mammaries. This is the world premiere, with book, music and lyrics by Neal Radice, and based on the film, “Killer Rack,” written by Paul McGinnis and directed by Gregory Lamberson. The production features Emily Yancey as Betty Downer, Nathan Andrew Miller, Kim Piazza, Joey Bucheker, Kyle Baran, Andrew Zuccari, James Cichocki, Heather Reed, Sabrina Kahwaty and Colleen A. Pine, under the direction of Radice. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, through Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $. 852-2600, www.alleyway.com.

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks — This touching comedy revolves around Lily Harrison (Loretta Swit), a formidable retired woman living in St. Petersburg, Florida, who hires a young, acerbic dance instructor (David Engel) to give her dance lessons — one per week for six weeks. While dancing the tango, waltz, swing, Foxtrot and Cha-Cha, a relationship blossoms into a beautiful friendship as they learn to overcome their outward differences and discover an unlikely but profound connection. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14; 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 (Curtain Up!); 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Shea’s 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St., Buffalo; $. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com. www.sheas.org

ongoing: now-Oct. 8

Peter & The Starcatcher — The play upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (AKA Peter Pan). The production features Jacob Albarella, Anthony Alcocer, Bobby Cooke, Steve Copps, Kevin Craig, Philip Farugia, Renee Landrigan, Jordan Levin, Jesse Tiebor, Daniel Torres, Doug Weyand and Preston D. Williams, under the direction of Chris Kelly. Opens at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, and continues at 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, Oct. 8, at MusicalFare Theatre’s Mainstage Theatre at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.musicalfare.com.

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