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THEATER NOTES

Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., will welcome the return of "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," the popular interactive off-Broadway comedy based on an Italian-American wedding company, to its Grand Lobby at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Directed by Kevin Alexander, the cast features members from the current New York City production and some local actors. Shows will continue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 28.

"Times of Service," a drama by Mark Humphrey, will be opened by Buffalo Ensemble Theatre at 8 p.m. next Thursday in New Phoenix Theatre, 95 N. Johnson Park. Starring Timothy C. White as Nat Turner (preacher, slave and leader of an 1830 plantation uprising), performances will continue at 8 p.m. Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 28. Proceeds from the Feb. 5 show will benefit Coordinated Care.

Buffalo United Artists, 884 Main St., will open its production of "Bent," a drama by Martin Sherman about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, at 8 p.m. Friday. Shows will continue at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, plus 7 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 14.

"The Pirates of Penzance," a musical/operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan, will open at 8 p.m. next Thursday in Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster, and continue at 8 p.m. Feb. 5 and 6, and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

The Friday and Saturday performances of "In a Person Is a City," the one-woman show by Amy Guggenheim, have been canceled at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center.

"Young Tom Edison," a new musical about the inventor as a young boy, will be performed at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Kleinhans Music Hall. The program is presented by Theatreworks/USA, a New York City-based children's theater company.

"Sherlock Forever," the final section in the Sherlock Trilogy based on the book by Gordon Farrell, will be opened by Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley, at 8 tonight. Featuring music and lyrics by local artist Neal Radice, shows will continue at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, plus 2 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 28. A "pay-what-you-can" performance will be next Thursday.

The local premiere of "Wings," a musical about an aging aviatrix who once walked on the wings of the family biplane, will be given by Summerfare Musical Theatre at 7:30 this evening. Based on the play by Arthur Kopit, the show features book and lyrics by Arthur Perlman and music by Jeffrey Lunden. Performances will continue in Daemen Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, through March 7.

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