"Lot's Wife," a one-woman show written and performed by Mara Neiman, about the unnamed woman from the Book of Genesis, will be presented by Pandora's Box Theatre Company. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday and continue at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Aug. 17, at the Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley.
The musical "Jolson," playing at the Royal Alexandria Theatre in Toronto, has been extended through Oct. 25.
"Vampire Lesbians of Sodom," a campy farce about vampires from ancient Sodom to 1920s Hollywood to modern-day Las Vegas, has been extended through Aug. 24. Performances continue Thursday to Sunday at 7:30 p.m. above Mr. Goodbar, 1110 Elmwood Ave. Presented by Theatre Above, it features Dava Jones, Guy Tomasi, Dan Horrigan, Mark Wolff, Timothy P. Finnegan and Julee Ballistrea.
"Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?," a musical comedy, previews at 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday. The show opens at 8 p.m. Aug. 9, and performances will continue at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 and 17; at 8 p.m. Aug. 12, 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14.
"Waiting for the Parade," aplay about the lives of five women during World War II, opens at 8 p.m. Saturday at Normal Hall, Chautauqua Institution, Route 94, Chautauqua. Performances will continue at 8 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday to Thursday; at 2:15 p.m. Aug. 8, and at 2:15 and 8 p.m. Aug. 9. Presented by the Chautauqua Conservatory Theatre, it features Vivienne Benesch, Laura Hicks and Jacqueline Knapp.
"Chess," a musical about romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue, opens at 8 p.m. next Thursday at Studio Arena Theatre, 710 Main St. Performances continue at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, through Aug. 16 (plus matinee Aug. 10 at 2 p.m.).
The musical "Godspell" will be performed by the Alden Christian Theater Society at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Performances will continue at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 9, plus at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Performances will be held at St. John's School, 2021 Sandridge Road, Alden.
"The Secret Garden," by Frances Hodgson Burnett, will be performed by the Town of Lancaster Youth Bureau's Summer Theater Workshop at 8 p.m. Thursday. Performances will continue at 8 p.m. through Aug. 9 at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster.