Weekly Feature



2018-06-21 / Entertainment

Theatre

sat. 23 & sun. 24

We’ll Always Have Casablanca: Flashbacks In the Fog — WNY playwrights team up with actors as many dramatic narratives cannot go forward without a visit to the past, and presents riffs on classic and made-up flashbacks. The production will feature Stephanie Bax, Bob Bozek, Catherine Burkhart, Leon Copeland, Jon Elston, Becky Globus, Darryl Hart, Karen Harty, Tim Joyce, Ronald Hicks, Melissa Leventhal, Maura Nolan, Kate Olena, Katherine Parker and Andrew Zuccari in works by Michael Fanelli, Mark C. Lloyd, Darryl Schneider, John Elston, Matt Boyle, and J. Snodgrass. Performances: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St., Buffalo; $. 885-9535, www.rustbeltbooks.com

mon. 25 & thurs. 28

Bandstand — Come watch the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical on the big screen (PG-13) featuring Corey Cott as Donny Novitski and Laura Osnes as Julia Trojan, presented by Fathom Events, 7 p.m. Monday, June 25, and Thursday, June 28, at the Regal Elmwood Center 16, 2001 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo or Regal Transit Center 18, 6707 Transit Road, Williamsville; $. www.fathomevents.com

wed. 27

Il Trovatore — Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display as Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her life for the love of the title troubadour, as part of the The Met: Live in HD series, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Regal Elmwood Center 16, 2001 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo or Regal Transit Center 18, 6707 Transit Road, Williamsville; $. www.fathomevents.com

now-June 23

The Red Dress — The play is based on the lives of the parents of the plays writer, Tania Wisbar, and will be directed by Buffalo native, Frank A. Rossi. Beloved German film star, Alexandra Schiele fights for democracy in 1924 post-World War I Berlin. She meets her husband, Franz, a homeless sketch artist and a veteran of the war. They marry and Franz eventually becomes a top documentary film director for Joseph Goebbles and Adolf Hitler in 1933 Germany. With her defiance of the Nazi regime very public, the Gestapo discovers Alexandra is one-eighth Jewish, leaving her with the option of aborting her child and becoming sterilized or being exiled from her country divorced, penniless and four months pregnant. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, through Saturday, June 23, at the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, 95 Johnson Park, Buffalo; $. 800-838-3006, reddress.brownpapertickets.com, www.newphoenixtheatre.org

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