Theater Talk: Carolee Carmello is Dolly, Shea's announces new season, THE END: AMEN closing

Mar 6, 2020

Carolee Carmello has had a fabulous Broadway career, reports Anthony, and she's bringing her big, big voice to the Shea's stage in HELLO, DOLLY! where a very rich next season opens with a straight play, Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of MOCKINGBIRD. Read all about it on Anthony's blog TheaterTalkBuffalo. On a much smaller stage, four local playwrights have dealt with the theme of Armageddon in THE END: AMEN whose Alleyway cast includes two superb actors "on loan" from the Paul Robeson.

THE END: AMEN final three shows this weekend. All cast L-R Hugh Davis, Helene Macaulay, Peter Snodgrass, Rick Vogt, Leyla Gentil, Vincenzo McNeill, Colleen Pine, Matthew RittlerCredit Jon ElstonEdit | Remove


BUS STOP, play by William Inge presented by Aurora Players, directed by Michael Breen, starring Isabella Ruof, Catherine Burkhart, Victor Morales, Kit Kuebler, Les Bailey, Steve Jakiel, Marc Ruffino, Eddie Eberth. Mar 6-22, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. The Roycroft Pavilion, in Hamlin Park. South Grove St., East Aurora (687-6727).

ECLIPSED, play by Danai Gurira presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Ebony Pace, starring Janae Leonard, Shawnell Tillery, Davida Tolbert. Mat 6-28, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (462-5549).

HAND TO GOD, comedy by Robert Askins, directed by John Hurley, starring Dan Urtz, Jenn Stafford, John Kreuzer, Henry Farleo, Maura Coseglia. Mar 5-29, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, 456 Main St. (629-3069).

HELLO, DOLLY!, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino, starring Carolee Carmello. Mar 10-15, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

INDECENT, play with music by Paula Vogel presented in collaboration with The Jewish Repertory Theatre directed by Kristen Tripp Kelley, starring Jordan Levin, Arin Lee Dandes, Adam Yellen, Aleks Malejs, Matt Witten, Debbie Pappas Sham, Peter Palmisano, Saul Elkin, Joseph Donohue, Maggie Zindle, Megan Callahan, Benjamin Levitt. Mar 6-29, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, play by Manuel Puig directed by Victoria Perez, starring  Rolando Gomez, Rick Lattimer. Mar 6 – 28, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334).

THE ONION GAME, black comedy by Bryan Delaney, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Greg Natale, starring Stan Klimecko, Kelly Meg Brennan, Ray Boucher, David Lundy, Louie Visone, Ava Schara. Mar 6-29, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

OTHELLO, tragedy by William Shakespeare presented by Casting Hall Productions, directed by Jennifer Toohey. Mar 5-13, Thu-Sat at 7:30.  Mar 14 at 2 instead of 7:30. Flexible Theatre, Savage Theater and Communication Building at Buffalo State College (878-3005).


SCOTCH AND MADNESS, world premiere of a play by Tatiana Gelfand and Paul Jensen, directed by Gelfand, starring Timothy Goehrig Jamie Nablo, James Cichocki, Daniel Greer, Betsy Bittar, Nicolas Lama, Kathleen Rooney, Jaimee Harmon, Eddie Bratek. Through Mar 14, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600).


COOKIN’ AT THE COOKERY, musical by Marion J. Caffey, directed by Victoria Perez, starring Zoe Scruggs, Ember Tate. Through Mar 8, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

THE END: AMEN, written by Alleyway Playwrights Circle members Mark Lloyd, Bella Poynton, j. Snodgrass and Winifred Storms, directed by Bob Van Valin, starring Hugh Davis, Leyla Gentil, Helene Macaulay, Vincenzo McNeill, Colleen Pine, Matthew Rittler, Peter Snodgrass, Rick Vogt. Through Mar 8, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Alleyway Cabaret, 672 Main St. (852-2600).


THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, play by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, presented by All For One Theatre Productions, directed by David Oliver. Mar 12-29, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Shea’s 710 Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE OUTSIDERS, play by Christopher Sergel, based on the book by S.E. Hinton, presented by Theatre of Youth. Mar 14-Apr 5, Sat & Sun at 2 (no performance Mar 15). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884.4400).

THREE TALL WOMEN, play by Edward Albee resented by Second Generation Theatre, directed by Kyle LoConti, starring Barbara Link Larou, Lisa Ludwig, Anna Krempholtz. Mar Mar 20 – Apr 5, Thu at 7:30, Fri & 8 Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. (508-7480).

Listings courtesy of Javier Bustillos