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Thursday Theater Roundup: 'Newsies' leads weekend picks

The Thursday Theater Roundup is a weekly list of current productions that received three or more stars from our reviewers.

If you need help deciding, check out the end of this post, where you'll find a quiz and flow chart designed to help you find the theater that best matches your interests.

Here are this week's picks:

"Newsies" runs through Sunday in Shea's Performing Arts Center.

"Newsies" runs through Sunday in Shea's Performing Arts Center.

"Newsies," through Sunday in Shea's Performing Arts Center★★★

Allison Barsi and Shawn Calmes appear in Alleyway Theatre's production of "Granny Bird."

Allison Barsi and Shawn Calmes appear in Alleyway Theatre's production of "Granny Bird."

"Granny Bird," through Oct. 3 in Alleyway Theatre. Review: ★★★

Tom Dudzick directs his play "King o' the Moon" in the Kavinoky Theatre.

Tom Dudzick directs his play "King o' the Moon" in the Kavinoky Theatre.

"King o' the Moon," through Oct. 4 in Kavinoky Theatre★★★½

Sara Kow Falcone, Greg Natale and Greg Howze star in Road Less Traveled Productions' "Speed of Light."

Sara Kow Falcone, Greg Natale and Greg Howze star in Road Less Traveled Productions' "Speed of Light."

"Speed of Light," through Oct. 4 in Road Less Traveled Theatre★★★

Kurt Erb stars in Buffalo United Artists' one-man show "Buyer & Cellar" in the Main Street Cabaret.

Kurt Erb stars in Buffalo United Artists' one-man show "Buyer & Cellar" in the Main Street Cabaret.

"Buyer and Cellar," through Oct. 4 in a Buffalo United Artists production in the Main Street Cabaret. ★★★

Marina Laurendi stars as the title character in American Repertory Theatre's production of "Carrie: The Musical."

Marina Laurendi stars as the title character in American Repertory Theatre's production of "Carrie: The Musical."

"Carrie: The Musical," through Oct. 10 in an American Repertory Theatre of Western New York production at Medaille College. ★★★½

Kristin Bentley Kacala and Eric Rawski star in the New Phoenix Theatre’s production of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing.”

Kristin Bentley Kacala and Eric Rawski star in the New Phoenix Theatre’s production of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing.”

"The Real Thing," through Oct. 10 in the New Phoenix Theatre★★★★

Jenn Stafford and Matt Witten appear in the Irish Classical Theatre Company’s production of “A Little Night Music.”

Jenn Stafford and Matt Witten appear in the Irish Classical Theatre Company’s production of “A Little Night Music.”

"A Little Night Music," through Oct. 18 in an Irish Classical Theatre Company production in the Andrews Theatre. ★★★½

Now, the quiz:

 

And feel free to follow the online version of our theater flowchart, presented here as a high-resolution JPEG (click the image for a larger version) or as a downloadable PDF:

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