Weekly Feature

2018-09-13 / Entertainment


fri. 14

. Curtain Up! — The 37th annual celebration
of the opening night of Buffalo’s theatre season in
three acts presented by the Theatre District
Association of WNY and M&T Bank. Act I:
5:30-7:30 p.m. Patron’s Dinner Black Tie Gala at
Fountain Plaza. Act II: Special 8 p.m. openings at
participating theatres. Act III: After the curtain
falls at theatres, the Theatre District becomes a
free street party with live music, dancing and street
performers, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, Main
Street at Tupper Street, Buffalo. 856-4533
. Hello, Dolly — The production is directed
by M. Joseph Fratello and features Dianna Kolek,
Marc Ruffino, Michele Holden, Richard Plotkin,
Angelo Heimowitz and Sarah Mullin.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
3 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, Sept. 30. There

fri. 14-sun. 16
. Shifting Gears — A cabaret performance
featuring Kerrykate Abel with Chuck Basil at the
piano, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 (Curtain Up!), and
Saturday, Sept. 15; and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at
Alleyway Theatre’s Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main
St., Buffalo; $. 852-2600, www.buffalobua.org
ongoing: now-Sept. 22
. Heathers The Musical — The American
Repertory Theatre of WNY presents the local
premiere of the musical based on the 1988
cult-classic film, “Heathers.” The musical tells the
story of Westerberg High School being terrorized
by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta:
Heather, Heather and Heather (the hottest and
cruelest girls in all of Ohio). But when rebel with
a clue, Veronica Sawyer, rejects their evil regime
for a dark sexy stranger, J.D., who plans to put the
Heathers in their rightful six-feet-under place,
Westerberg High will see a new sheriff in town
once the smoke clears. The production is under
the direction of Candice Kogut. Performances: 8

p.m. Sept. 13-15; 7 p.m. Sept. 16; and 8 p.m.
Sept. 20-22 at The Philip Sheridan Building, 3200
Elmwood Ave., Tonawanda; $. 983-4345,
now-Sept. 23
. The Wizard of Oz — Stage adaptation of
L. Frank Baum’s musical produced by Rocking
Horse Productions. Performances: 7:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays,
continues through Sunday, Sept. 23, at Lancaster
Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $.
683-1776, www.lancopera.org
now-Sept. 30
. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of
Fleet Street — Directed by John Fredo with
musical direction by Alan Paglia. Performances: 7:30
p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, now through Sunday,
Sept. 30, at the Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave.,
Buffalo; $. 829-7668, www.kavinokytheatre.com.
(Curtain Up! performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.)

now-Oct. 7
. Pump Boys & Dinettes — The “Pump
Boys” sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand
Ole Opry country, and the “Dinettes,” Prudie and
Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next
door. Together they fashion an evening of country,
rhythm and blues and rockabilly songs. Directed
by Chris Kelly, with musical direction by Robert
Insana. 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,
Oct. 7, at MusicalFare Theatre’s Mainstage
Theatre at Daemen College, 4380 Main St.,
Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.musicalfare.com.
(Curtain Up! performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept.
. Golden Boy — Clifford Odets timeless
American classic under the direction of Fortunato
Pezzimenti. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays
and Fridays; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2
p.m. Sundays, now through Sunday, Oct. 7, at the
Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St., Buffalo; $.
853-4282, (Curtain Up!, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.)

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