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LOCAL

Aquilla Theatre Company Nov 17: Romeo and Juliet |NazarethCollegeArtsCenter, 8 p.m. $35-$45. 389-2170, www.naz.edu/artscenter.

Blackfriars Theatre Oct 6-26: A Party To Murder | Dec 1-21: Little Women | 28 Lawn St. $24. 454-1260, www.blackfriars.org.

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Through Oct 14: The Dershowitz Protocol | Oct 5-15: Richard Hoehler: For Real | Oct 19: Swiss Family Guy Robinson (limited engagement) | Oct 25-Feb 4: The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? | mid-October: Mid-Life: The Crisis Musical | end of October: An Evening with Jim Van Slyke | Oct 29-31: The Black Heart | November: Real Time | mid-November: George M. Cohan Tonight! | Ongoing: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Water Coolers; Cindy Miller: I Got the Music in Me| 20 Windsor St. (and other locations). www.downstairscabaret.com, 325-4370.

Footlight Players Dec 1-3, 8-10: Nuncrackers: A Nunsense Musical | Dec 1-3 at Holy Family Auditorium, Jay Ames St; Dec 8-10 at Masonic Hall, 133 S Union St, Spencerport. Tickets sold at Wegmans. 254-9090.

Gates Community Theater Dec 1-3: Seussical the Musical | Hale Auditorium, RobertsWesleyanCollege Cultural LifeCenter. For tickets call 594-6008, www.roberts.edu/clc.

GevaTheatreCenterThrough Oct 1: Dial M for Murder | Oct 10-Nov 5: Tuesdays with Morrie | Nov 7-26: American Buffalo | Nov 24-Dec 24: A Christmas Carol | 75 Woodbury Blvd. $14.50-$53.50. 232-GEVA, www.gevatheatre.org.

Henrietta Community Theatre Oct 6-21: Cinderella Waltz | NormanHowardSchool, 275 Pinnacle Rd. $2. 359-2540.

Impact Theatre Oct 21: A Night of Drama, Christian theater, In Your Face Players | 1180 Canandaigua Rd, Palmyra. Free. 315-597-3553, www.impactdrama.com.

JCCenterstageOct 21-29: Ancient History | Dec9-17, 28-31: You're A Good Man Charlie Brown | Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave. $15-$22. 461-2000, www.jccrochester.org.

A Magical Journey Thru Stages Through Sep 30: Songs for A New World | Nov 24-Dec 23: Disney's High School Musical | UpStage3, AuditoriumCenter, 875 E Main St. For tickets call 935-7173, www.mjtstages.com.

MonroeCommunity CollegeNov 17-19: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) | MCC Theater, bldg. 4, 1000 East Henrietta Rd. $8-$10. 292-2000, www.monroecc.edu.

Nazareth CollegeTheatre Arts Department Oct 20-29: The Crucible | Nov 10-16: Nunsense | NazarethCollegeArtsCenter. For tickets call 389-2170, www.naz.edu.

NTID Performing Arts Oct 12-15: Lobby Hero (Lab Theatre) | Nov 2-5: Tales from a Clubroom (Panara Theatre) | RIT Henrietta Campus, 475-6254, www.rit.edu/ntid/theatre.

Off-Monroe Players Nov 3-18: Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore (or, the Witch's Curse) | Salem United Church of Christ, 60 Bittner St. 234-0500, www.off-monroeplayers.org.

Penfield Players Nov 3-18: Social Security | BairdRoadCommunity Center, 1985 Baird Rd. $10-$12. 340-8655, www.penfieldplayers.org.

Pittsford Musicals Nov 11-12, 17-18: 42nd Street | MendonHigh School, 472 Mendon Rd, Pittsford. $15-$20. 586-1500, www.pittsfordmusicals.org.

RAPA (Rochester Association of Performing Arts) Sept 29-30, Oct 6-7: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf | RAPA Playhouse, E. 727 Main St. For tickets call 325-3366.

Rochester Broadway Theatre League Oct 10-15: Disney's Beauty And The Beast, | Nov 7-8: Scooby Doo in Stagefright -Live on Stage| Nov 14-19: Rent | AuditoriumCenter, 885 E Main St. $21.50-$65. 222-5000, www.rbtl.org.

The Shakespeare Company Sep 29-Oct 8: The Tempest | St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 350 Chili Ave. Free. 527-9295, www.shakeco.com.

Shipping Dock Theatre Through Oct 15: This Is How It Goes | Nov 17-Dec 17: Witness | Visual Studies Workshop Auditorium, 31 Prince St. $12-$22. 232-2250, www.shippingdocktheatre.org.

SUNY Brockport Oct 6-21:Stop Kiss | Nov 2-4: Harlequins Student Theatre Productions | Dec 1-3, 7-9: Machinal | Tower Fine Arts Theatre, SUNY Brockport. $8-$12. 395-2787, www.brockport.edu/finearts.

SUNYGeneseoSchool of the Arts Sep 28-30: The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, $5 | Nov 1-4: Urinetown, the Musical, $5-$7 | Nov 16-18: Music Theatre Club Revue, free | Nov 30-Dec 2: GENseng presents Kimchi and Chitlins, $6 | Brodie Hall, Geneseo. 245-5833, www.sota.geneseo.edu.

University of Rochester International Theatre Program Oct 19-28: The Lower Depths | Dec 7-16: Eurydice | ToddTheatre, UofR. $10. 275-4088, www.rochester.edu/theater.

REGIONAL

Bristol Valley Theatre Sept 23: The Great Garbage Concert | Oct 7-8: Ida's Havin' A Yard Sale | Oct 27-28 Ghosts Among The Grapevines | 151 S Main St, Naples. $5-$10. 374-6318, www.bvtnaples.org.

Famous Artists Oct 10-15: Mamma Mia! | Dec 12-14: Aida | Crouse-Hinds Theater, OnCenter, 800 S State St, Syracuse. For tickets call 315-424-8210, www.nacentertainment.com/syracuse.

The Forum Players Oct 19-22: Dark of the Moon | GeneseeCenter for the Arts, GeneseeCommunity College, Batavia. $6. 345-6814.

Kitchen Theatre Company Sept 29-Oct 1: I Reject These Labels | Oct 6-8: FromInner Worlds To Outer Space | Oct 19-Nov 5: Clean Alternatives | Nov 30-Dec 23: The Intelligent Design Of Jenny Chow | FOR FAMILIES: Sept 23- Oct 8: The Mozart Mystery | Dec 9-23: Rebecca Returns: The Icy Adventures of a Nine-Year-Old | 116 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, $7-$27. 607-272-0403, www.kitchentheatre.org.

Rotary Club of Batavia Nov 9-12: Thoroughly Modern Mile | BataviaHigh School Auditorium, 260 State St, Batavia. for tickets call 343-0009, www.bataviarotary.org.

Shaw Festival Court House Theatre: Through Oct 7: Rosmersholm | through Oct 8: The Magic Fire | through Oct 7: Too True To Be Good || Festival Theatre: Through Nov 19:High Society | through Oct 29: Arms and The Man | through Oct 14: The Crucible || Royal George Theatre: Through Oct 7:The Heiress | through Oct 29: The Invisible Man | through Nov 18: Design for Living | Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. $45-$86 (Canadian). 800-511-7429, www.shawfest.com.

Shea's Performing Arts Center Oct 3-8: Mamma Mia! | Nov 14-19: Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy | Dec 5-10: Rent | 646 Main St., Buffalo. $22.50-$57.50. 716-847-1410, www.sheas.org.

Stratford FestivalFestival Theatre: Through Oct 29: Oliver | through Oct 28: Twelfth Night || Avon Theatre: Through Oct 22:The Glass Menagerie | through Oct 21: London Assurance | through Oct 28: South Pacific |through Oct 10: Don Juan || Tom Patterson Theatre: Through Sep 24: Henry IV Part1 | through Sep 23: Ghosts | through Sep 23: The Duchess of Malfi || Studio Theatre:Through Sep 22:Harlem Duet | through Sep 24: The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead | through Sep 23: Fanny Kemble | through Sep 23: The Liar | Stratford, Ontario, Canada. $24.76-$94.12. (Canadian). 800-567-1600, www.stratfordfestival.ca.

Syracuse Stage Through Oct 15: Around the World in 80 Days | Oct 20: Old Time Radio Theatre The Women, with Doris Roberts, $50-$200 | Oct 25-Nov 12: Driving Miss Daisy | Nov 28-Dec 31: A Christmas Carol | 820 E Genesee St. $15-$44. 315-443-3275, www.syracusestage.org.

University at BuffaloOct 25-29: Card Index Scattered, Blackbox Theatre | Nov15-19 She Loves Me, Drama Theatre | Center for the Arts, North Campus, Buffalo. $16.716-645-ARTS, www.ubcfa.org.

COMEDY

Bob Saget Nov 10. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E Main St. 8 p.m. $30.50. 232-1900, www.ticketmaster.com.

Brad Garrett Oct 7. Gordon Field House, RIT. 8 p.m. $16.50-$47.50. 475-4121, www.ticketmaster.com.

The Capitol Steps Dec 31. NazarethCollege Performing ArtsCenter. 6 & 10:30 p.m. $40-$45. 389-2170, www.naz.edu.

Comics for Kids II Oct 13. Benefiting Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong; Sky Sands headliner.WebsterColumbusCenter, 70 Barrett Dr, 7 p.m. $25, 273-5939.

Comix Café Sep 22-23: Mark Curry (Hanging with Mr. Cooper) | Sep 27- Oct 1: Dale Jones, Valerie Storm | Oct 4-8: J. Medicine Hat Hypnosis Show | Oct 11-15: Mike "The Pickle" Dambra, Porter Matthews | Oct 18-22: Nick Syracuse, Sal Demelio | Oct 20-21: Michael Winslow (Police Academy) | Oct 25-29: Rob Little, Johnny Watson | Nov 1-5: Full Impact | Nov 8-12: Leo Defour, Nelson Addison | Nov 15-19: Jimmy Schubert | Nov 22-26: Sky Sands | Nov 29-Dec 3: Steve Brewer, Patrick Deguire | Dec 6-10: Bobby Slayton | Dec 13-17: Scotty K | Dec 31: Kevin Naughton, Mike "Shake-N-Bake" Glosek | 345 Winton Place Plaza. $9-$18. 424-LAFF, www.ComixCafe.com.

Crown Royal Bad Boys of Comedy Nov 4. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E Main St. 8 p.m. $32.50-$45.50. 232-1900, www.ticketmaster.com.

D.L. HughleySep 28.Tuttle North, SUNY Brockport. 8 p.m. For tickets call. 395-2487.

Geva Comedy ImprovSep 29-30, Oct 27-28, Dec 29-31. GevaTheatreCenter, 75 Woodbury Blvd. $7.232-GEVA, www.gevatheatre.org.

Jerry Seinfeld Sep 28. Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. 7 p.m. $47.50-$77.50 www.ticketmaster.com.

Kathleen Madigan Oct 21. With Alonzo Bodden.Kuhl Gymnasium, SUNY Geneseo. 8 p.m. $15-$23. 245-5873.

Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed Nov 3. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E Main St. 8 p.m. $37.50. 232-1900, www.ticketmaster.com.

Milestones Comedy Block Party Sept 20, 27.170 East Ave. $7. 325-6490, www.milestonesmusicroom.com.

Nuts & Bolts Comedy Improv Troupe Sep 30, Oct 28. Downstairs Cabaret Theatre 2, 172 W Main St. 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. $8. 325-4370, www.downstairscabaret.com.

Sabrina Matthews Oct. 5. Gay Alliance of the GeneseeValley's YouthCenter, 875 E Main St., 7 p.m. $10. www.gayalliance.org.

Shipping Dock Unleashed Oct 13-14, 27-28. Chicago-style improv.Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. 13-14 11 p.m. 27-28 8 p.m. $8. 232-2250, www.shippingdocktheatre.org.

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    Fall calendar: literature & lectures

    Literature and lectures "According to Anthony" Luncheon Lecture Series Oct 9: Bob Cooney, Women's History Project, "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Suffrage Movement" | Nov 13: Sally Dodgson, "Helen Barrett Montgomery Comes to Tea" | Dec 11: PepsyKettavong, sculptor, Colleen Hurst, historian, "Let's Have Tea --- The Making of a Monumental Memory" | Carriage House, 19 Madison St. Noon-1:30 p.m. $20.

    Fall calendar: classical

    Classical Chamber Music Rochester (586-5690, www.chambermusicrochester.org ) Oct 8: "Our 30th Year: The Grand Opening," Hochstein Music School, 50 N Plymouth Ave, 8 p.m. | Nov 19: "Shostakovich: His Life and Times," MemorialArtGallery, 500 University Ave, 8 p.m.

    Hiking: Happy trails

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