October 19, 2018
Volume 18-21
Welcome to Artist Alley,
Washington County Arts Council's electronic newsletter. We hope this publication will engage you with the arts in your community.
WCAC welcomes your ideas and support as it continues to take the lead in bringing together the community's art organizations to strengthen our region's arts culture.
For artist information, arts events, calls for art, and more visit WCAC's web page... www.washingtoncountyarts.com .
October 2018 Exhibit

“Appalachian Spring in Hagerstown” a photography exhibit by Ira Lourie and students from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts (teacher, Mark Youngblood); Clear Spring High School (teacher, Josh Edwards); and Williamsport High School (teacher, Jonathan Hearn) continues through October 30, 2018 at the
Washington County Arts Council Gallery,
34 S Potomac Street, Hagerstown A & E District

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 AM – 5 PM and
Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
November 2018 Exhibits

The Hagerstown Photography Group and Denny Clark will be featured at the Washington County Arts Council during the month of November 2018 with a gallery opening on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 5pm-7pm to meet the artists. The joint exhibits will run through November 27, 2018 .
The Washington County Arts Council
is pleased to announce the
Guest Celebrity Chefs for
The Art of Cooking 2019!
DEADLINE: October 27, 2018

Call for Artists--Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2018
Awards sponsored by Hagerstown A & E District with support from the City of Hagerstown.
Such an exciting time for Downtown Hagerstown and the Washington County Public Schools. Governor and Mrs. Larry Hogan joined community delegates for the groundbreaking of the new WCPS building in downtown Hagerstown . (October 12, 2018)
(Reported by Meg Partington, Herald Mail)

A total of 14 photographers submitted 38 works for consideration in the competition held in conjunction with the Holiday Tour of Historic Houses of Worship Tour 2017.

A photography by Terry Brown of Hagerstown has won the Historic Houses of Worship Tour 2017 photo contest which took place Dec 26, 2017 at 13 houses of worship along with the Miller House in downtown Hagerstown. Mr. Brown’s photo, "Reaching Toward Heaven" is an outside view of Trinity Lutheran Church's bell tower against a blue sky.

Honorable mention awards recognized Scott Cantner of Hagerstown for a photo of Trinity Lutheran called "Welcome to the Tour," and Mark Schoberg of Waynesboro, Pa., for two photos, St. Mark's Lutheran church called "Balcony of Hope" and one from Trinity Lutheran titled "Starlight."
Germantown artist Eric Ricks has completed work on
the newest Hagerstown public artwork.

The project is partially funded by a Public Art Project (Arts & Entertainment Districts) grant through the Maryland State Arts Council with an additional match from the City of Hagerstown
The interactive wall mural titled, “This Little Light of Mine” is being painted in the University System of Maryland Hagerstown Plaza on the City-owned building at 60 West Washington Street.  It depicts a monarch butterfly and hummingbird on a “background boasting geometric shapes and strong Maryland themes in honor of the University.” Mr. Ricks was selected from a group of artists who responded to a call for Maryland artists to create permanent interactive wall art. The call was managed by the Washington County Arts Council.
Taste of the Arts: Downtown Hagerstown
Thursday, October 4, 2018 5-8pm
Hagerstown Artists working.... giving back to the community! Thank you!

Hagerstown Artists created their first public mural
on the Memorial Boulevard underpass.
The design created by Hagerstown Artists member Charlotte Whalley,
is 70 feet long and 11 feet high.
WCAC is happy to be a Winter Boots collection site
kinship Family Heritage Center Celebrates
October is Family History Month

kinship, the Washington County Historical Society’s Family Heritage Center is celebrating Family History Month with a host of activities for those interested in family histories – whether it be their own or those of notable Washington Countians. The month kicks off with “Washington County Roots” featuring Howard Kaylor, a prominent Hagerstown native and generous local benefactor. The evening should not be missed by fans of Mr. Kaylor’s or of “Who Do You Think You Are?” It will be followed by the 3rd Annual kinship Family Heritage Conference. Sessions include: “Last Will and Testament 101,” “Don’t Forget the Lades,” “DNA – One More time,” and “African American Research.”

Later in the month, kinship will offer “Brickwall Sessions” for family history researchers needing a bit of assistance with their research efforts.  The WCHS is also partnering with the Maryland Theatre for an exclusive showing of “The Education of Johnny Schnell,” a 1960’s era propaganda film designed to introduce those behind the Iron Curtain to the life of a typical American, a South High student. The month will conclude with a Genealogy Workshop for Kids. It is free and will help the younger generation get a head start in learning about their family histories.

Family History Month at a Glance
Please see www.washcohistory.org for full details, including costs.
The Washington County Historical Society presents
the film screening of The Education of Johnny Schnell
at The Maryland Theatre
Sunday, October 21, 2018 • 2pm

At the height of the Cold War, local Washington County boy John Schnell was chosen by the United States government to star in a film that was never intended to be shown in the United States. "The Education of Johnny Schnell" followed the daily life of an all-American boy, and became a widely circulated propaganda film in Asia during the 1960s and 70s. General John Schnell will also share his photographs, film related memorabilia, and personal experiences.

Tickets: $10 in advance

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Free Beginning Genealogy workshop

Saturday, October 27, 2018  11am-2pm

The Miller House
135 West Washington Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
Jonathan Hager House Ghost Tours
Fridays & Saturdays
7pm, 8pm & 9pm

Oct. 20
Oct. 26
Step inside the dark and eerie quiet of the historic 18th century home of town founder, Jonathan Hager. Get a realistic peak into the past- what life was like in 1740 by candlelight tour through the historic house museum filled with period artifacts. Your guide will bring history alive with local haunts and legends in this three-story limestone colonial fortress built over a never-failing spring! Max tour group size: 15 visitors/hour-tour. $7/person

Hour long tour. Pre-registration recommended.

Hagerstown City Park
110 Key St | Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-8577 ext.170. http://hagerstownmd.org/hagerhouse
Ghost Tours of Historic Hagerstown
(City Center)
By foot or by hay wagon, listen to spooky stories about some of City Center Hagerstown's most haunted sites. From the mysterious noises surrounding City Hall to the vanishing horse steps in the old firehouse to the unearthed skeleton at the Maryland Theatre, history comes alive as tour guides regale stories from Hagerstown’s eerie past.
All tours depart from University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD.

Walking tours leave University Plaza at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
$3.00 (ages 12 and up)
$1 (ages 6-12)
Free (ages 5 and under)

Hay wagon tours leave University Plaza at 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 pm. (Limited seats)
$6/hayride seat (children on laps free)

Be sure to enjoy dinner in one of our many downtown eateries! From traditional American cuisine to tastes from around the world, check out our diverse offerings here: https://www.hagerstownmd.org/685/Dine-Downtown
Information: 301-739-8577, x. 116; kclark@hagerstownmd.org
Murder, Mayhem, and Mystery Tours
Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 7pm

Experience thrills and chills on this candlelight tour of the museum. Fee charged.

The Miller House
135 West Washington Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
Open Airplane Afternoon – 1-4pm
Climb into the cockpit of a C-82, C-119 Flying Boxcar, PT-26 WWII Trainer, and the 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane which were all built in Hagerstown.

Hagerstown Regional Airport, 18434 Showalter Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21742. 301-733-8717. www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/murder-mayhem-mystery-tours-tickets-49738619550

Hagerstown Regional Airport
18434 Showalter Rd | Hagerstown, MD 21742
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Robert Sykes returns to the Museum!

Join us for the Robert Sykes Jazz Quintet on October 21, 2018 at 2:30 PM.
$10 for general admission, free for WCMFA members. Follow the link for info and tickets.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive | Hagerstown, MD 21741

The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater & Children’s Theater is proud to announce AUDITIONS for GREASE, the 1st show in their 2019 Mega Musical Season! Auditions will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at The Playhouse which is located at 44 North Potomac Street, Rear in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District and City Center. Sign-in will begin at 2:30pm. Auditions will start at 3:00pm.

Auditions are open to performers 16 and older. All roles are open. Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show to sing acapella. You also might be asked to learn/sing a song from GREASE at auditions, so familiarity with the cast recording is encouraged, but not necessary.

Be prepared to perform cold readings from the script. There will be a dance audition, so please bring or wear clothes that you can move in and that show our choreographer how you move and bring jazz shoes and/or character shoes if you have them.

Performance Dates: Friday & Saturday Evenings January 11-March 2, 2019 and a Sunday Matinee on February 24, 2019. Thursday evenings and/or additional Sunday Matinees may be added depending on audience demand and cast availability.

GREASE will be directed and by Shawn R. Martin, choreographed by Shannen Banzhoff, and produced by Laura J. Martin.

Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater
44 North Potomac Street, Rear
in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District and City Center.

or 301-739-7469.

Creative Acrylic Painting class starts 10/24/18
Howard’s Art Store, Hagerstown 301-733-2722 howardsart@aol.com
Friday October 26, 2018 from 5-6 pm and Saturday, October 27, 2018

Gifts Inn Boonsboro, located at 16 North Main Street in historic Boonsboro, Maryland, will celebrate its tenth anniversary October 26 and 27, 2018. The shop, owned by author Nora Roberts, showcases arts and crafts from more than 75 artists around the region, including functional crafts, blown-glass, fiber art, contemporary custom design jewelry and fine art.
Anniversary festivities kick off Friday, October 26 at 5 p.m. with door prizes, giveaways and treats. The public, dignitaries and media are invited to mix and mingle with artists and the Gifts Inn Boonsboro staff. There will be wine, laughter and locally-made treats.
The celebration continues at Gifts Inn Boonsboro on Saturday, October 27, with local artisans on hand at the shop. The public is invited to meet metal artist David Dufficy, silver sorceress Michelle Arsenault, painters Dan Murphy and Cath Howard. They will be giving demonstrations and chatting about their crafts.

Gifts Inn Boonsboro
16 N Main Street | Boonsboro, MD 21713
Congratulations Phillip Grove!
93rd Annual Alsatia Mummers' Parade
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Spectators can enjoy the Mummers' Parade almost anywhere alongside the parade route. To purchase tickets for arranged seating, please visit the Maryland Theatre Box Office or call 301-790-2000.

For more information or if you have questions about the Mummers' Parade, please contact the Alsatia Club at 301-739-2044.
Hagerstown Community Concert Association presents
Ilya Yakushev - Award Winning Russian Pianist
at The Maryland Theatre
Sunday, October 28, 2018 • 3:00pm

Soloist with International Symphony Orchestras Ilya Yakushev is an award-winning Russian pianist whose program will feature compositions by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Featuring a multi-media presentation, Ilya’s performance is a visual and technical spectacular.

Fee: $25.00

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Acrylic Glazing Workshop with David Bottini
Mansion House Art Gallery, Hagerstown City Park
on Saturday, October 20th, 10:00-4:00.

The earlier date of July 18th did not work well for members, so Saturday, October 20th, has been set to replace it. The workshop will be in the upstairs studio.  Learn the handling of glazing
techniques in acrylics. $50 for Valley Art Association members and Museum members/$60 for non-members. Please feel free to email valleyartinfo@gmail.com or call at 304-754-5116 for further information.
During November TAG/The Artists Gallery presents a two woman show by painters Colleen Clapp and Marion L. Griffin. Titled “Excavations and Discovery”, the exhibition runs from November 2 thru November 25. Opening reception for the artists is Saturday, November 3rd from 5 to 9 pm.
The artists will present a demonstration of cold wax and oil technique on Sunday, November 11, at 3 pm.

TAG/The Artists Gallery
216 N. Market Street | Frederick, MD 21701
The Maryland Theatre presents
“Friday Night Fever:
Tribute to The Bee Gees"
starring The New York Bee Gees
11/02/2018 at 7:00pm

THE NEW YORK BEE GEES STORY The New York Bee Gees Tribute Show is comprised of some of Long Island New York’s most versatile and exceptionally talented players. The band includes present or former members of well known, world renown acts including The Alan Parsons Project, Happy Together Tour, Meatloaf, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Riot, Herman’s Hermits, Enrique Iglesias, The Rippingtons and more. Based in New York the show has played to sell out shows at The Paramount Theater and BB King NYC. Performances are regularly at The NYCB Theater at Westbury, Resorts World Casino, Empire Casino, The Suffolk Theater. B.B. King NYC wrote, "The NY Bee Gees Tribute Show presents the most extravagant Bee Gees show a fan can experience. The band offers all of the classic 70’s disco hits from Stayin’ Alive to Night Fever while embracing their early works such as To Love Somebody, I’ve Got To Get A Message To You and Massachusetts. The New York Bee Gees delivers songs from every decade of the Bee Gees catalog with a stunning production, powerful vocals and the professional stage presence to fill any club or casino."

Tickets: $54.50-$34.50

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Robinwood Players to perform “Frankenstein”

Hagerstown Community College’s Robinwood Players will present Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” on Nov. 2, 3, and 4, in the Kepler Theater on HCC’s main campus.

Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, with a matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2:30 p.m. The show is rated PG-13. Ticket prices range from $4 to $14, but HCC students, faculty, and staff can attend for free with a valid HCC ID. To purchase tickets online, visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/productions.

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel. Adapted for the stage by David Dull.

For more information, contact director David Dull at dbdull@hagerstowncc.edu.
The 2018 MSO Symphony Ball - one of the region's most fabulous fundraising galas - is set for Saturday, November 3, 2018, 6 pm onward at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown, Maryland.

You don't want to miss this incredible night of live musical performances from MSO musicians, live and silent auctions, a sumptuous dinner, special appearances from MSO Music Director Elizabeth Schulze and Executive Director Stephen Marc Beaudoin, and much more.

Individual tickets: $150 each
Table of eight: $1,500

Thank you for your RSVP by calling the MSO at 301-797-4000, or buying your tables or tickets online at marylandsymphony.org
The Maryland Theatre presents
November 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Zoso -The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly wound talent and authenticity. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. As one of the longest tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso’s 2400 live shows around the world, including a slot at Bonnaroo in 2003, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market. Zoso’s live shows are not about simply playing the right notes, they are about aura and feeling, harkening back to the unique atmosphere Led Zeppelin created. It’s in the way they play: Each band member’s mastery of authentic vintage instruments coupled with spot on vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, their compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound, with astounding visual imagery recreates the music, magic, and mystery of a Zeppelin concert. The impact is so powerful that band members constantly hear from young rockers that they were the catalyst behind turning them into new, die-hard Zeppelin fans.

Tickets: $35.00

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Revitalize Hagerstown 2.0 will be composed of three segments.
1. Live Discussion - Curing an Epidemic
2. Live - Green Couch Project Session
3. Panel of Three Discussing Workforce Development
Join us! "Revitalize Yourself - Revitalize Your Business - Revitalize Hagerstown" There will be vendors and non-profits stationed at this event for individuals and business' to find the resources they've been searching for to aid them in their endeavors.
All ticket sales will be donated to Washington Goes Purple.
Hosted by Revitalize Hagerstown
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive | Hagerstown, MD 21741

Tickets at  https://bit.ly/2CR76D3
The Maryland Theatre presents
Amy Grant
November 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

Conventional wisdom has it that Amy Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map, becoming the first CCM artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards. Since then, Grant has been strumming her way through a 30 plus year adventure as a singer, song writer, author, television host and speaker.

Tickets: $109-$54

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Christmas Bazaar at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795

Event Date: 11/09/2018
Start Time: 6:00pm
End Time: 8:00pm
Description: CHRISTMAS CRAFT BAZAAR Save the dates: We're open two days: Friday November 9th (6:00pm - 8:00pm) and Saturday November 10th (8:00am - 2:00pm). Enjoy some holiday shopping as you browse through the huge selection of crafts at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar located at 10813 Donelson Drive in Williamsport, MD. We’re at the top of the hill on the corner of Virginia Avenue (Route 11 South) and Donelson Drive. You’ll find a large variety of beautiful handmade crafts and holiday items, including stained glass, wreaths, floral arrangements, decorated trees, ornaments, snowmen, crocheted and knitted articles, novelty items, baked goods, homemade candies, a thrift store, and much, much more! Breakfast and lunch will be available on Saturday. Plus, Santa will be visiting so be sure to bring your camera to capture a treasured moment! We hope to see you there!
Fee: Free
Contact Name: Susan MacKenzie
Contact Phone: 3012238887
Contact Email: hootowl8@myactv.net
The Potomac Playmakers announce the second show of the Playmakers’ 2018-2019 Season, the classic Mary Chase comedy, “Harvey!” Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But, it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all!

Produced with kind permission from Dramatists Play Service and funded in part by a generous grant from The Washington County Arts Council, “Harvey” is directed by Cathy James, and stars Tom Doty, Debbie Fitzsimmons, Amy Fox, Lori Goodnow, Andrew King, Kevin Richardson, Jake Smith, Sam Sprecht, Rachael Thompson, and Jim Zuna. “Harvey” will be performed November 9-11, 2018 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 35 W. Potomac Street, Williamsport, Maryland 21795. Showtimes for the Friday and Saturday performances will be at 8:00 p.m., while the Sunday matinee will begin at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, and are available online at   www.potomacplaymakers.org  or at the door.
The Maryland Theatre presents
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Tuesaday, November 13, 2018 6-8pm
The Maryland Theatre presents
Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration
Friday, November 16, 2018 • 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Your friends from Sesame Street are throwing a celebration and the whole neighborhood is invited. Join in the excitement, laughter and music of Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration. Sing and dance along with Elmo. Marvel at Abby's magical moments. Shake it up with Cookie Monster. Be amazed as Super Grover flies. And move to the music with Rosita. Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration is what friends, family and forever memories are all about!

Fee: Range $79-$24

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Final 2018 Show!

The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater presents their final show of their 2018 season: Dashing Through The Snow! This Southern-Fried Christmas Comedy will open November 16 at The Playhouse which is located at 44 North Potomac Street, Rear in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District and City Center

It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. You’ll swear this family-friendly Jones/Hope/Wooten Christmas comedy is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!

The show is preceded by dinner featuring a salad bar, buffet, and dessert. There is a full cash bar available. Beverages and gratuity are not included.

Dashing Through The Snow plays November 16 - December 22 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6PM with matinees on December 2, 9, and 16 at 1PM.

Tickets cost $48 (includes dinner and show) and can be purchased at www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com or by calling 301-739-7469.

Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater
44 North Potomac Street, Rear
in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District and City Center.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Register now! The artist behind Mirror Universe will demonstrate to students the techniques of her recent works. Supplies will be provided.
Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10 AM - 12 PM.
$35 for the general public, $30 for WCMFA Members. Call 301-739-5727 or go online for more info and registration.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive | Hagerstown, MD 21741
Tim Hawkins
 at The Maryland Theatre
presented by the Boys & Girls Club
of Washington County
Saturday, November 17, 2018 • 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country. With 300,000,000 video views online and over 100 sold-out concerts every year, his Jackwagon Crew has grown into a revolution of multi-generational proportions. But don’t take it from us...

Tim's gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine. His act is 1 part gifted + 2 parts twisted, the only certainty being his on-the-nose observations that expose the ridiculousness of daily life while marveling in its hilarity. The perils of marriage, homeschooling, and growing up in the Midwest may not exemplify the rock star life, but they make for really good punchlines.

Sure he's funny, but fans are often even more amazed at his singing voice and guitar chops. Tim's hilarious music videos have brought him viral YouTube fame with fan favorites including The Chick-fil-A Song, Yoga Pants, Aging Rockers, Things You Don’t Say to Your Wife, Cletus Take the Reel, A Homeschool Family, and The Government Can. Still, Tim is no rock star: "It's not like I have a choice. Comedy is my only life skill."

Tim reminds us that for life's many difficulties, laughter is always the best medicine – when the medication runs out. He just released his 9th comedy DVD, "Just About Enough". Tim lives in Missouri with his wife and four crud muffins.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre presents
“The Oak Ridge Boys Shine The Light Tour”
November 18, 2018 at 3:00pm

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been. Their string of hits includes the Country-Pop chart-topper Elvira, as well as Bobbie Sue, Dream On, Thank God For Kids, American Made, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes, Fancy Free, Gonna Take A Lot Of River and many others.

Tickets: Range $82-$52

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Hagerstown Community Concert Association presents
Vocal Trash - Innovative Troupe
at The Maryland Theatre
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 • 7:30pm

“… most crowd-pleasing group…” – Terry Fator, America’s Got Talent “Best Musical Act” by Fort Worth Texas Magazine High-Octane Entertainment Vocal Trash is entertainment with a conscience. An urban-themed Broadway style production that performs on custom instruments made from recycled materials. The interactive performance of singing, break-dancing and comedy leave the audience not only entertained, but inspired to spread peace, love and recycling. Glee Meets Stomp!
Fee: 25.00
Contact Name: Tammy Wilmoth
Contact Phone: 301-790-3500
Contact Email: trw@mdtheatre.org

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Authentic Community Theatre, Inc. will be making their debut on the Maryland Theatre stage in November with Dorothy in Wonderland!

Authentic Community Theatre Jr. presents Dorothy in Wonderland
November 30 & December 1, 2018 • 7:00pm

This amazing show features all of your favorite characters from Oz and Wonderland in one show and is played by local students in grades 1-8! Tickets are on sale now, so grab them today!
Join Main Street Hagerstown for the Christkindl Markt, a German Christmas Shopping tradition. Come celebrate Hagerstown’s cultural heritage with a German shopping experience in the heart of downtown to kick off the holiday season.

The market runs from 11am to 5pm on the square and will feature live music, local vendors with crafts, holiday gifts, artwork, wreaths, drinks and other treats. Bring the kids for special kid's activities and to meet Santa! Area restaurants will offer specials and discounts to tie into the festivities of the event.
A Motown Christmas
at The Maryland Theatre
12/04/2018 • 7:00pm

The Motown Experience is a world-class vocal group assembled from past and present members of three of Motown’s most legendary groups, The Temptations, The Miracles and The Capitols. A Motown Christmas is a powerful show combining Motown’s greatest hits and everyone’s favorite holiday classics. The show features Motown's trademark dazzling choreography and unforgettable harmonies all performed in that memorable, soulful Motown style. The performance in Hagerstown, is part of a Christmas tour that includes Raleigh NC, Savannah GA, Erie PA and 9 other cities over a 3-week period. This is truly a family-oriented event that is sure to become a Holiday Tradition in Hagerstown and Western Maryland. You do not want to miss this unique, holiday spectacular.

Fee: Range $54-39
Contact Name: Tammy Wilmoth
Contact Phone: 301-790-3500
Contact Email: trw@mdtheatre.org

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Western Maryland City Ballet Company presents
 The Nutcracker
at The Maryland Theatre
Saturday, December 8, 2018 • 7:30pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 • 3:00pm

Experience the magic of ballet this holiday season as you join Clara on her enchanted journey to the land of sweets. Set to Tchaikovsky's stunning score, this magical ballet is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your family. The Nutcracker is sure to capture your heart and become one of your favorite Christmas traditions. Featuring a full cast of over 100 dancers, brilliant costume and prop design, and theatrical magic, "The Nutcracker" is a family favorite and a special Christmas tradition.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Maryland Entertainment Group's first musical, The Fantasticks is sure to bring in a crowd. As the longest running musical in history, this story blends an incredible score with a humorous plot. The Fantasticks is a parable about love and growing up that mixes moonlight, magic, and mayhem.

December 13, 14, 15 at 8PM, December 15 & 16 at 2PM

Location: Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater
11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown MD 21742
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents
 Home for the Holiday '18
at The Maryland Theatre
Saturday, December 15, 2018 • 7:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 • 3:00pm

Featuring Guest Artists:
Alonzo Chadwick, gospel singer
Greater Works Gospel Choir

This year’s MSO Home for the Holidays is an inspired, fresh take on a family classic, featuring acclaimed gospel vocalist Alonzo Chadwick, "America's Got Talent" semifinalists Greater Works Gospel Choir, and much more.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Carol of the King - The Irish Dance
Christmas Spectacular
Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

Carol of the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular is led by former lead dancer from Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance and founder of Two Step Productions, Justin Boros. Two Step Productions also created the smash hit and fastest growing Irish dance show in the U.S., Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular, which continues to tour every Spring and set records across the county. Two Step Productions is bringing the two biggest things in the world together for the very first time, Irish dance and Christmas, to turn an age-old tradition into the first ever Irish dance Christmas spectacular the whole family will enjoy!

Winter has fallen across the land. King Solomon and his kingdom prepare for the Christmas season celebration. While cold winds caress the landscape, one gust brought an unearthly chill not felt before. The dark sorceress Circe and her ghostly legion known as The Frost are upon the land. She has trapped the legendary King Solomon under her spell in an attempt to steal the throne and expel Christmas once and for all. Unable to free himself and carry forth the holiday spirit, hope remains lost for all those in the kingdom...until now.

In a brave effort to rescue their king and preserve the spirit of the season, the kingdom has called upon Solomon's loving companion Brighid, his younger brother Aidan and the Guardians to restore harmony to the land. With the frigid forces attempting to break the will of the crown and banish Christmas for eternity, will darkness reign or will victory be seized from Circe's icy grip in the legend that has come to be known as Carol of the King.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Barbara Ingram School For The Arts presents
 the Eighth-annual
Holiday Spectacular
at The Maryland Theatre
December 20 & 21, 2018 • 7:00pm

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Rock 'N Roll New Year's Eve at The Playhouse

The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater invites you to celebrate the New Year at Rock 'N Roll New Year's Eve at The Playhouse, located at 44 North Potomac Street, Rear in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District and City Center.

Ring in 2019 with this show featuring hits from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. There will be a DJ and a Dance Floor to kick off the New Year right! Preceded by Salad Bar, Dinner Buffet, Dessert. Midnight Champagne Toast. Continental Breakfast. Full Cash Bar available. Beverages and Gratuity not included in ticket price. Children under age 5 not admitted.

This celebration is ONE NIGHT ONLY on December 31! Tickets cost $60 and can be purchased at www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com or by calling 301-739-7469. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Tickets cost $48 (includes dinner and show) and can be purchased at www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com or by calling 301-739-7469.
Authentic Community Theatre presents
at The Maryland Theatre
January 18 & 19, 2019 • 7:30pm

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Washington County Playhouse
Dinner Theater
and Children's Theater

The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater & Children’s Theater is proud to announce the first Theatre for Young Audiences production of their 2019 season: Disney’s High School Musical On Stage! directed by Shawn R. Martin. This show opens Saturday, January 26, at The Playhouse which is located at 44 North Potomac Street, Rear in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District and City Center.

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage in Disney’s High School Musical! Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

Disney’s High School Musical On Stage! is for ages 3 and older! Tickets are $18 and include the show and kid-friendly lunch: all beef hot dog and chips, or a slice of oven baked cheese pizza and chips. Beverages and gratuity are not included.

Performance Dates: Saturday afternoons January 26 - March 16, 2019.

For tickets, please visit www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com or call 301-739-7469.
The Maryland Theatre presents
American Girl Live
02/01/2019 • 6:00pm

Due to a busy tour schedule, American Girl Live requested that the Maryland Theatre change the show time for the Friday, February 1, 2019 performance. The new showtime is 6 pm! If you've already purchased tickets, you'll be contacted this week about the change. Tickets are still available. Give us a call at 301-790- 3500  or visit  http://www.mdtheatre.org/american-girl.php

Experience American Girl in an all-new musical, coming to The Maryland Theatre! American Girl Live is a premiere stage production, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences. Come along to sleepover camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home. As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song. Join your favorite American Girl characters and the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams, and learn the power of friendship.

Fee: Range $75-19

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre presents
 Rhythm of the Dance
Thursday, March 14, 2018 • 7:00pm

This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, the show is a thousand-year old story executed with all the advantages of the modern-day stage show.

Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world. Rhythm of the Dance aspires to a purity content preserving the traditions of Irish step dancing and yet presenting it in the most modern format that has made it a leader in its field.

The show features a live band, three tenors and some 22 dancers. Be sure to experience Rhythm of the Dance at the historic Maryland Theatre!

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
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