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Thursday Theater Roundup

Tina Rausa, Mary McMahon, Victoria Perez and Margaret Massman appear in Road Less Traveled Theatre's production of "The Clean House." Photo by Harry Scull Jr. / The Buffalo News.

"The Clean House," through May 12 in the Road Less Traveled Theatre. ★★★½

From the review: "Director Derek Campbell’s campy approach to the production is in perfect sync with the often tongue-in-cheek nature of Ruhl’s script, which blurs the traditional boundaries between time, place and character to make the piece feel like a living New Yorker cartoon, only funnier." --Colin Dabkowski

"Almost, Maine," through April 27 in Buffalo Laboratory Theatre's Swan Auditorium at Hilber College. ★★★★

From the review: "It is a lovely piece of theater that feels perfect for this time of year, with spring sprouting all over this sometimes barren landscape. It’s time for romance." --Ben Siegel

"'Swonderful: The New Gershwin Musical," through May 19 in MusicalFare Theatre. ★★★

From the review: "It’s a musical revue that you can actually sit through, if you aren’t itching to dance through, without asking yourself 'why' and 'when' – as in 'will it stop?' " --Ben Siegel

"Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas," through April 21 in Shea's Smith Theatre. ★★★½

From the review: "It’s all in good fun, and not remotely offensive. Yet that didn’t stop this audience of presumably many Catholics to cower in shame at Sister’s routine verbal attacks on them. This is the audience participation that’s involuntary, beautifully crafted by Newton-Breen’s spot-on candor and playwright Maripat Donovan and Marc Silvia’s ferocious wit. Everyone’s a target." --Ben Siegel


"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," Friday through April 28 in O'Connell and Company's Gleasner Hall.

From the review: "O’Connell & Company and director Guy Tomassi have a lovable production of “Charlie” at their current ECC home for the next two weekends. Tomassi has a soft spot in his heart for the show and it shows. His cast has been well-chosen." --Ted Hadley


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