Weekly Feature



2014-01-09 / Entertainment

Theatre

fri. 10

Broadway In Concert 17 — Presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda; $. 260-2319, www.niagaratheatre.com

thurs. 16

A Woman of No Importance — For all “Downton Abbey” fans, peer through the window of time and see Hester, a beautiful, young, American; spend a weekend at an English country house party in the company of upper-crust nobility. Her love, Gerald, has just been offered an exciting post working for the rich, fascinating Lord Illingworth. When Gerald’s mother Rachel arrives, revealing a shocking secret about Lord Illingworth’s past, the plot takes a turn to the Wilde (Oscar) side and sizzles with scandal. The cast features Vincent O’Neill, Gerry Maher, Chris Kelly, Doug Weyand, Kelli Bocock Natale, Kathleen Betsko Yale, Diane Curley, Jenn Stafford, Eliza Vann, Kelsey Mogenson, Eileen Dugan, and Alan Trinca, under the direction of Josephine Hogan. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, now through Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St., Buffalo; $. 853-4282, www.irishclassicaltheatre.com

ongoing: now-Jan. 26

Wicked — The “untold story of the witches of Oz” is returning to Buffalo for another engagement, now through Sunday, Jan. 26. Performances: 1 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9; 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 14, 15 and 16; 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 21, 22 and 23; 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo; $. 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com.

Announcement

Lottery Tickets for Wicked — A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for “Wicked,” which is returning to Shea’s Performing Arts Center for 24 performances through Jan. 26. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Shea’s Box Office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; 30 minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. sheas.org

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