Theatre Preview with Buffalo Spree's Darwin McPherson

May 22, 2013 Updated Nov 22, 2013 at 8:49 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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May 22, 2013 Updated Nov 22, 2013 at 8:49 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y (WKBW) - Buffalo Spree's Darwin McPherson sat down with Mike Randall this morning to preview two plays in Western New York.

Here is the information we received about these plays:

As promised, our Nunsense A-Men! all-male cast from last season will don their habits again for NUNSENSE II: THE SECOND COMING, Book, Music & Lyrics by Dan Goggin. Six weeks after the sisters have staged their first benefit, they are back presenting a "thank you" show for all the people who supported them in the past. But now, they're a bit slicker, having been "bitten by the theater bug". Things get off to a rousing start as the sisters sing "Nunsense, the Magic Word"; but before long, chaos erupts. Two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who has won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes) as one of their own. At the same time, the nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience to see them strut their stuff. From the riotous bingo game run by Sister Amnesia to the hilarious duet, "What Would Elvis Do?", the special "Padre Polka", to the rousing finale, "There's Only One Way to End Your Prayers" "What a Catastrophe" and "A Hat and Cane Song", this show will have you rolling in the aisles!

NUNSENSE II: The Second Coming features Joey Bucheker, Dudney Joseph, Nick Lama, Josh Snyder and Guy Tomassi. Production team includes director, Mary Kate O’Connell; musical director, Ron Swick; Stephanie Smith, stage manager; Ryan Scarfone, set & light design, Pamela Snyder, costumer; Lisa Marie Leone; prop mistress; Craig Mangus, sound; and Joey Bucheker, choreographer.

NUNSENSE II: The Second Coming information:
VENUE: O’Connell & Company - Erie Community College North Campus, Gleasner Hall, 6205 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 (Theatre entrance is on Youngs between Main & Wehrle)
DATES & SHOWTIMES: May 23 – June 16
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm.
*Thursday, May 23rd is “Pay What You Can” Preview Night. Cash or checks only, payable at the door, no reservations, no dinner theatre.
TICKETS: $25 general (discounts available to seniors, students, military, industry & groups ECC community) DINNER WITH THEATRE PACKAGES AVAILABLE

INFORMATION & TICKET ORDERS:
(716) 848-0800 or http://www.oconnellandcompany.com/

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The Jewish Repertory Theatre will present playwright James Sherman’s THE GOD OF ISAAC in the Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville, New York, beginning Thursday, May 9th and running through Sunday, June 2nd.

THE GOD OF ISAAC is a heartwarming play by James Sherman, the author of the JRT’s previously produced BEAU JEST and FROM DOOR TO DOOR. Isaac is a young man in search of spiritual identity. He begins the play by informing the audience that his mother is in the audience, and from her seat, his mother becomes a persistent heckler. Isaac encounters various characters from well-known books and movies, who significantly affect the path of his journey in funny and touching scenes.

THE GOD OF ISAAC is directed by JRT Founding Artistic Director Saul Elkin. The cast includes Kristin Bentley, David Butler, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Lisa Ludwig, Tom Loughlin and Adam Yellen. Stage Manager is Amelia Scinta. Costume Designer is Ann Emo. Lighting Designer is Brian Cavanagh. Set Designer/Prop Master is Joel Resnikoff and Sound Designer is Tom Maker.

The Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York is a program of the JCC of Greater Buffalo. For more information on JRT productions, dates and tickets, visit www.jewishrepertorytheatre.com. Tickets are available at either JCC reception desk, through Showclix at 1-888-718-4253 (Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm EST), www.showclix.com and at the JCC Box Office where you can hear Isaac’s mother on the answering machine at 688-4114, ext. 391.