thurs. 9-sun. 19
Disney’s Aladdin — Discover a whole new world at this hit Broadway musical. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Aug. 19, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo; $. 847-0850, www.sheas.org
Totally ’80s Party — The American Repertory Theater of WNY will host an evening dedicated to all things from the decade that people love to hate and hate to love, with music, basket raffles, door prizes, food and drink, a lip-synch contest, a best ’80s group concept contest, a best moonwalk dance-off, and all the ’80s music you can humanly endure, 7-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Artspace, 1219 Main St., Buffalo; $20 general admission, $15 presale (food and door prize ticket included in the price, and proceeds will benefit the American Repertory Theater of WNY). www.artofwny.org, 983-4345
Stations — Torn Space Theater’s newest site-based installation, Friday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 12, at Silo City, 20 Childs St., Buffalo.
ongoing: now-Aug. 12
Nunsense 2 — Directed by Debby Koszelak Swartz, with music direction by Joann V. Mis, is the sequel to the international hit musical “Nunsense,” and finds the Little Sisters of Hoboken staging another variety show featuring high spirited and zany musical numbers to raise funds for Mt. St. Helen’s School. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; $. 743-1614, www.starrynighttheatre.com
Murder For Two — An irreverent theatrical riff on the classic whodunit, everyone is a suspect in this hilarious new murder mystery musical with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects, and they both play the piano. Under the direction and choreography of Doug Weyand and musical direction of Theresa Quinn, the production features Joseph Donohue III and Philip Farugia. Performances: 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sunday, Aug. 12, at MusicalFare Theatre’s Mainstage Theatre at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.musicalfare.com
Much Ado About Nothing — Production features Todd Benzin, Kate LoConti, Nick Stevens, Melinda Carpeles, Gregory Gjurich, Chris Hatch, under the direction of Kyle LoConti. Performances: 7:30 p.m. every evening except Monday, through Sunday, Aug. 19, on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park, next to Hoyt Lake, behind the Rose Garden, off Lincoln Parkway near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Free admission, with donations accepted at intermission. 856-4533, www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org