Weekly Feature



2018-05-16 / Entertainment

Theatre

wed. 23

Shea’s To Celebrate Crooker — Shea’s Performing Arts Center will host a Celebration of Life in honor of the late Bill Crooker, who served as President of the Spotlight Committee for 20 years. The memorial celebration will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in the Shea’s lobby, 646 Main St., Buffalo. 847-0850, www.sheas.org

ongoing: now-May 20

The Foreigner — When Froggy brings his pathologically shy friend, Charlie, to a fishing lodge, he has the perfect solution — just tell everyone Charlie doesn’t speak English! Once the guests think he doesn’t understand a word they say, things start to go awry, and Charlie suddenly finds himself privy to everyone’s secrets — including a conspiracy to take over the lodge, under the direction of David Oliver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, May 20, at the Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo; $. 829-7668, www.kavinokytheatre.com

Children of Eden — Presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, under the direction of Fran Newton. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. May 18 and 19, through Sunday, May 20, at The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda; $. 260-2319, www.niagaratheatre.com

The Curious Savage — The play tells the story of a woman who is wrongfully committed to a sanitarium and the good friends she makes there, under the direction of L. Don Swartz. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, May 20, at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; $. 743-1614, www.starrynighttheatre.com

now-May 27

Once — The play tells the tale of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young Czech woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs, under the direction of Randall Kramer, with music direction by Theresa Quinn, and choreography by Michael Walline. 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, May 27, at MusicalFare Theatre’s Mainstage Theatre at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.musicalfare.com

Announcement

2018 Kenny Awards Winners Named — The Kenny Awards were held May 12 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, and the winners included: Outstanding Orchestral Performance: West Seneca West Senior High School – “Anything Goes”; Outstanding Technical Design: Starpoint High School – “Mary Poppins”; Outstanding Choral Performance: Lewiston Porter High School – “Into the Woods”; Outstanding Scenic Design: Buffalo Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts – “Chicago”; Outstanding Dramatic Performance: Starpoint High School – “Mary Poppins”; Outstanding Costume Design: Dunkirk High School – “Little Shop of Horrors”; Outstanding Dance Performance: Starpoint High School – “Mary Poppins”; The Show Stopper Award: “We Both Reached for the Gun” in “Chicago”/Buffalo Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts; Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble: “Statues & Gargoyles” in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”/St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute; The Blossom Cohan Award: Honors a performer who “blossoms” in a role, Emily Kuster as Carol Strong in “Catch Me If You Can”/Eden Jr./Sr. High School; Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role: Magdalene Lord as Mrs. Banks in “Mary Poppins”/Starpoint High School; Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role: Daniel Lord as Mr. Banks in “Mary Poppins”/Starpoint High School; Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role: Emily Kuhn as Lucy Harris in “Jekyll & Hyde”/Tonawanda High School; Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role: Christopher Palumbo as Bert in “Mary Poppins”/Starpoint High School; and Outstanding Musical Production: Starpoint High School – “Mary Poppins.” www.sheas.org

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