Weekly Feature



2015-04-02 / Entertainment

Theatre

tues. 7-sat. 18

Flashdance — The live, on-stage version of the pop hit movie of 1983 features the hits “Maniac,” “What a Feeling,” “Gloria” and “Manhunt.” Opens at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, and continues at 8:30 p.m. April 8, 9, 13, 14 and 16; 9 p.m. April 10, 11, 17 and 18; 3 p.m. April 11, 12 and 18; and 7 p.m. April 12 at the Fallsview Casino Resort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; $. 888-325-5788, www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com or ticketmaster.ca

thurs. 9

The Queen of Bingo — Two zany guys, playing two crazy gals, light up the stage in the hit Off-Broadway comedy about bingo, family bonds, widowhood, winning and losing and sibling rivalry, by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy, presented by O’Connell & Company and featuring Joey Bucheker, Guy Tomassi, with Jerry Mosey. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, April 26, enter at the Helen Long building of The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder; $. 848-0800, www.oconnellandcompany.com

ongoing: now-April 4

Angels Fall — Six people find themselves at the crossroads of their lives as they attempt to discover their own paths in Lanford Wilson’s play under the direction of Gail Golden. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, through Saturday, April 4, at the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park, Buffalo; $. 853-1334, www.newphoenixtheatre.com

now-April 11

BUA Takes Ten: GLBT Short Plays — From among 300 submissions from all over the country, co-curators Matthew Crehan Higgins, Donna Hoke and Jessica K. Rasp have chosen works that reflect diverse aspects of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered life. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Saturday, April 11, at the Main Street Cabaret, Alleyway Theatre Complex, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $. 852-2600, www.alleyway.com

Buffalo Quickies — A festival of one-act plays starring Stephanie Bax, Tyler Brown, Jacquie Cherry, Bethany Sparacio and Michael Starzynski, under the direction of Joyce Stilson. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, now through Saturday, April 11, at Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $. 852-2600, www.alleyway.com

now-April 12

Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them — Subversive Theatre Collective presents Christopher Durang’s outlandish gender-bending farce that takes you into a world where Elmer Fudd is out to avenge 9/11 and Hooters is the last refuge of sanity, under the direction of Thomas LaChiusa. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays, now through Sunday, April 12, at the Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., Great Arrow Building - third floor, Buffalo; $. 408-0499, www.subversivetheatre.org

now-April 19

Mass Appeal — This two-character comedy/drama focuses on the conflict between a world-weary Roman Catholic priest and the idealistic deacon assigned to his affluent parish, through Sunday, April 19, at Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway (at Bowen Road), Lancaster; $. Call 683-7767 for performance times and reservations. More info at www.facebook.com/desideriosdinnertheatre.

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