Best bets: Stage

Psycho Beach Party'

Frankie and Annette meet Alfred Hitchcock this week when Rarely Done Productions opens "Psycho Beach Party" at the Orange Line Theater at Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St. After an 8 p.m. preview on Thursday June 2, the show opens at 8 p.m. Friday June 3, and continues through June 18. Tickets cost $25 on opening night, $20 otherwise; the June 2 preview costs $10.

Written by Charles Busch and directed by Dan Tursi, "Psycho Beach Party" spoofs sandy beach B-films and Hitchcockian thrillers. The action swirls around Florence "Chicklet" Forrest, a teenage tomboy who desperately wants to be part of the Malibu Beach surf crowd in 1962. Her split personalities, however, conspire against her. Among her multiple identities is a black check-out girl, an elderly radio talk-show hostess, a male model, and the accounting firm of Edelman and Edelman. Chicklet's most dangerous alter ego is a vixen named Ann Bowman who has nothing less than world domination on her mind; rarelydone.org, 546-3224.

'At First Sight'

A late-in-life love affair becomes a larger-than-life predicament for a 51-year-old widow in "At First Sight," a stage comedy by Anne Pi opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday June 3, at the Presbyterian Education Center, 64 Oswego St. (Route 48), in Baldwinsville.

Produced by Steve Borek and directed by Jon Barden for the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild, "At First Sight" also runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4; Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, and Friday and Saturday June 17 and 18. Admission to the performances cost $15, $12 for students, or $12 for seniors at the June 12 matinee only. Intermission dessert and hot beverage are included in ticket price; 877-4183.

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