Theater Talk: After Kwanzaa, Kavinoky's SPAMALOT

Dec 28, 2018

While most theaters are "dark" following Christmas, the Ujima Theater Company is throwing a Kwanzaa party tonight, Forest Lawn Cemetery Chapel is presenting the final three performances of IT WAS A WONDERFUL LIFE, Desiderio's has performances of LADIES FOURSOME through January 20, and the Kavinoky Theater is busy rehearsing SPAMALOT  which opens in just two weeks.

Kwanzaa, which began on Wednesday, celebrates "Ujima - Collective Work and Responsibility" on the third night, which is this Friday, December 28. There's a party and everyone is invited.
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KWANZAA PARTY for Day #3 "Ujima - Collective Work and Repsonsibility" sponsored by Lorna Hill and the Ujima Theater Company at People United for Sustainable Housing, 429 Plymouth Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14213, Friday, December 28 from 7 to 9, free and open to the public.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

THE LADIES FOURSOME, comedy by Norm Foster presented by Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Lisa Ludwig, Maureen Porter, Susan Toomey, Lisa Hinca. Through Jan 20, evening shows arrival at 6, show at 7:30; matinee shows arrival at 1, show at 2:30. Bobby J’s Italian American Grille, 204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga (395-3207). www.mybobbyjs.com

IT WAS A WONDERFUL LIFE, presented by Forest Lawn Cemetery, highlighting famous "permanent residents," directed by Christopher Standart, Saturday, Dec 29 at both 11 am and 2pm closing Sunday, Dec 30 at 2. Forest Lawn Chapel, 1411 Delaware Avenue. (885-1600) www.forest-lawn.com

UPCOMING

SPAMALOT, musical by Eric Idle & John Du Prez, directed by Lynne Kurdziel Formato, starring Gregory Gjurich, Louis Colaiacovo, Dudney Joseph, Bobby Cooke, Steve Copps, Arin Lee Dandes, Michele Marie Roberts. Jan 11-Feb 3, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668). www.kavinokytheatre.com