November 9, 2018
Volume 18-23
Welcome!
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 .
November 2018 Exhibits

The Hagerstown Photography Group and Denny Clark are featured at the Washington County Arts Council during the month of November 2018. The joint exhibits, “Through the Shutter” and Denny Clark’s “Watercolor on Yupo” will run through November 27, 2018 .
November 2018 Opening Reception
Annual Community Art Show

The Washington County Arts Council’s “Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2018,” a juried community art exhibit will run from November 29, 2018 through December 28, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm.
 
Awards sponsored by Hagerstown A & E District with support from the City of Hagerstown.
 
The Arts Council sincerely thanks this year’s jurors:
 
Bruce Wilder
Bruce Wilder's photo work has won awards from Antietam Photographic Society, Frederick Camera Clique and the Cumberland Valley. His work has also won awards from The Latent Image Workshop of Bethesda, Maryland, of which he was a charter member. Mr. Wilder’s prints were published eight years consecutively in the Antietam Review.
The Washington County Arts Council Gallery, The Hagerstown Herald Mail Newspaper, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, The Washington County Library and the Maryland State Capitol have had his photos on display.
Mr. Wilder is a two-time winner of the best image by a Washington County resident by the Washington County Arts Council at the Museum of Fine Arts photographic salon.
According to a 1983 Herald Mail article, “Wilder said his family moved to Washington County in 1960 and he graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1969. After living near Washington, D.C., from 1970 to 1978, he moved back to this area, settling in South Washington County, where he lives today.
Having dabbled in photography since he was a child, the Keedysville resident has a studio in Boonsboro, where he focuses on portrait and fine art figure work. Bruce Wilder owns and operates Turn The Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland.
 
 
Philip Lindsey
Philip Lindsey (b. 1967, Asheville, NC) is a tenured, Professor of Fine Arts at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. He teaches painting, drawing, and graphic design, and also directs/curates Wilson’s Bogigian and Cooley Galleries. Painting seriously since 1990; Mr. Lindsey began investigations in non-objective abstraction with noted painter, Mary Parker, who studied at the fabled Black Mountain College under Joseph Albers as well as with the legendary Hans Hoffman in Provincetown. Since 2003, Professor Lindsey has engaged the figure and representational painting and drawing. His current work addresses portraiture, allegory and metaphor through biblical, mythological, legendary and contemporary themes. At the core of Lindsey’s work is the density and complexity of relationships. He is interested in,  and influenced by Italian and Spanish art of the Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque periods; employing indirect as well as direct painting techniques and processes.
Professor Lindsey has received a number of awards for his work, both abstract and representational in national and international juried competitions and exhibitions. He is a recipient of the Donald F. Bletz Award for Outstanding Devotion to the Art of Teaching, the Paul Swain Havens Research Scholars Award, a Summer Research Stipend, a Humanities Division Scholars Award, Sabbatical Leave for research and scholarship, and the Drusilla Stevens Mazur Research Professorship .
The Washington County Arts Council was pleased to distribute the 2018-2019 Community Arts Development Grants on Monday, November 5, 2018. The grants are made possible through funding from the Maryland State Arts Council!....photo by Paulie Ward

Seated:
Brittany Wedd, Discovery Station; Jessica Green, The Maryland Theatre; Barry Harbaugh, Potomac Playmakers; Mimi Dickinson, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation; and Charlotte Trout, Hagerstown Choral Arts, Inc.

Standing:
Jill Colbert, Augustoberfest; Kathy Herr, Ballet & All That Jazz; Gail Reeder, Maryland Wind Festival; Roger Fairbourn, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts; Katie Hershey, Hagerstown Community Concert Association; Karen Stamper, Hagerstown Community Concert Association; Tom Riford, Maryland International Film Festival and The Thomas Kennedy Center; Sarah Hull, Washington County Free Library; Monda Sagalkin, The Thomas Kennedy Center, Sam Little, Maryland Entertainment Group; Jim Zuna, Potomac Playmakers and Ryan Pask Hagerstown Choral Arts, Inc.
Not pictured: Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Grants were distributed to the following organizations:
Organization

Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Ballet & All that Jazz
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation
Discovery Station
Hagerstown Choral Arts, Inc.
Hagerstown Comm. Concert Association

Maryland Entertainment Group
Maryland Wind Festival
Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra
The Maryland Theatre
The Potomac Playmakers
Thomas Kennedy Center
Washington County Free Library
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Program

The Augustoberfest event
The BTJ Dancers--Hagerstown Housing Authority
Summer Arts Academy--Summer 2019
Discovery Station STEAM Machine Program
Hagerstown Choral Arts 2017-2018 Season
Hagerstown Comm. Concert Association Operating Grant 2018-2019
2018-2019 season
2018-2019 season
Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown 2019--8th Annual
The Kinder Konzerts Series
Wind Down Hagerstown
2018-2019 Season
Public Art Sculpture Project & Memorial Plaza
Noteworthy Sundays Concert Series
Washington County Public School Art Exhibition
Culture & Cocktails at the Miller House
 
The Four-Time Veteran with Steve Bockmiller

Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a drink and have a think! At Culture & Cocktails, a lecture program at the Miller House Museum, we tackle a historical topic with the help of a little liquid fortitude. Celebrate Veteran's Day with us as we honor Captain George Fisher, a four-time veteran of the United States Army. Fisher served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, and World War I, and somehow still found time to work for the railroad in between! Learn more about this memorable man from local author and historian Steve Bockmiller and see some of Captain Fisher's personal effects from the WCHS collection.

The featured cocktail will be: The Daiquiri! First brought to America by soldiers returning from Cuba after the Spanish-American War, this delicious rum cocktail became a huge hit during the years of World War II. It was even the favorite drink of writer Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy. Your ticket price will include your first drink, and refills will be available for a small fee. This event is for adults ages 21 and older, please! For more information, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
15/person
$10/WCHS member
Includes first drink

The Miller House - Washington County Historical Society
135 West Washington Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-797-8782
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 Masterworks Chorale, Shepherd University’s vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Rachel Carlson, assistant professor of music, will present three Baroque masterpieces, G. F. Handel’s Coronation Anthem “The King shall rejoice,” J. S. Bach’s “Cantata no. 150,” and J. S. Bach’s “Mass in G major” on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Frank Center Theater. A professional orchestra will join the Masterworks Chorale and this concert will feature solos by some of Shepherd’s vocal students.

The Masterworks Chorale is a vocal ensemble with more than 100 members and made up of Shepherd vocal students and members from the surrounding community. Masterworks presents two full-length concerts per year of great masterpieces from choral literature.

General admission for “Baroque Masterpieces” is $15; $10 for faculty, staff, Shepherd alumni, senior citizens, and students 18 and under; and free for Shepherd students with a valid Rambler ID. Admission and seating is first-come, first-served and there are no advance sales or reservations. The box office opens one hour prior to performance. For information, call 304-876-5555 or www.shepherd.edu/music.
The Maryland Theatre presents
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra
“IMMORTAL MOZART + SCHUBERT'S FIFTH SYMPHONY”
Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Potomac Playmakers announce auditions for the third show of the Playmakers’ historic 2018-2019 season, the classic Frederick Knott thriller “Wait Until Dark!” In the play, the central character is Suzy, who was recently blinded in a car accident. The action takes place in the New York basement apartment of Suzy and her husband Sam, who is a photographer. A group of murderous thugs believe that Sam and Suzy are in possession of a doll that contains very valuable contraband that was smuggled in from Canada. With the help of the young girl who lives upstairs, Suzy must do her best to outsmart the criminals in order to save her life.

Produced with kind permission by Dramatists Play Service, “Wait Until Dark” will be performed during the weekends of February 1, 2019 and February 8, 2019, with additional performances possible. Auditions for “Wait Until Dark” will he held November 12 & 13, 2018 at Haven Lutheran Church, located at 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742. Auditions will begin at 7:00 pm. The cast calls for 2 females, Suzy who is 30ish, and Gloria who, regardless of the actress’s actual age, must be able to play a girl of 12 to 14. The cast also calls for 4 men aged 20’s through 60’s. There are also two very small roles for policemen that could be male or female and across a wide age range. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Any questions related to auditions or the show may be directed to the show’s Director, Greg Berezuk, at 301-401-5629 or gregandsue71@gmail.com.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, to Celebrate
World War I Armistice Centennial
on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2018.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice which ended World War I on Veteran’s Day Sunday, November 11. All three worship services at 7:45, 9 and 11 AM, will include World War I-era hymns and poems, along with scripture appointed for the day. At 10 AM there will be a sing-along of popular World War I-era songs in the Fellowship Center; followed—at 11:00—with a tolling of the bell in the historic church, accompanied by the organ playing an elegy, including taps. St. Mark’s, located at 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, MD, 21713, welcomes the entire community to this celebration of remembrance and in honor of all veterans, and is pleased to host Chaplain Lindsey E. Arnold, a retired U.S. Army chaplain, as the preacher for all three services. Attendees will be offered a poppy to wear in remembrance, a custom observed throughout the Anglican Communion. There will be a drawing for 25 commemorative pins marking the ringing of the bell at 11/11/11 AM.

For more information about the church and directions call 301-582-0417 or go to the church website: www.stmarkslappans.org
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6-8pm
WCAC is happy to be a Winter Boots collection site
Welcome Santa to downtown Hagerstown to usher in the holiday season, get in the spirit with great music from local school bands, sing along with young carolers, and enjoy the festive lighting of the tree.

NEW this year – FREE horse-drawn wagon rides!

Plus photos with Santa and a Santa’s workshop area for kids.

Performers include North Hagerstown High School Band, South Hagerstown High School Brass Ensemble, Girls Inc. Choir, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Chorus, City Ballet School, Western Heights Middle School Band.

Enjoy popcorn from Otterbein Church, candy canes from Columbia Bank, and hot chocolate from Bulls & Bears.

The evening will be hosted by the illustrious Lou Scally. Sound provided by Ryan Smetzer.
“Twas Brother Against Brother,
Lest We Forget” by Donna Mason
EXHIBIT “GRATITUDE”

Mansion House Gallery
501 Highland Way, City Park | Hagerstown, MD

Valley Art Association members exhibit on the theme of “Gratitude”
November 2, 2018 to November 25, 2018

Fridays & Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.
Free admission. For more information call 301 797-2867 or valleyartinfo@gail.com
Figure Drawing Sessions

Valley Art Association host figure drawing sessions every Thursday 10 am to 1 pm at the Mansion House in City Park, Hagerstown. Professional female & male models are varied on a monthly schedule. VAA members as well as non-members are welcome. For more information call Elaine Wolfe at 304 754-5116 or valleyartinfo@gmail.com
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
Stories In The Round - The Guys
Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown meeting hall
13245 Cearfoss Pike
11/26/2018 at 7:00pm

Fanny Crawford and Stas Ziolkowski perform The Guys, a two-person play by Anne Nelson written just two weeks after 9/11/2001 when the towers fell at Ground Zero. The play tells the story of a fire captain who lost a number of the men from his company. An uncomfortable writer under normal circumstances and now paralyzed with grief, he is asked to speak at an overwhelming number of memorial services with a eulogy for each. Desperate, he turns to a journalist, a former war correspondent for help. Together they struggle for words, jumping the well-defined tracks of their own lives to learn the healing power of human connection, describing the fallen men with affection and respect for each one. A serious piece with both educational and humorous aspects, the play honors first responders who daily provide dedicated, unselfish service to the rest of us. Stories In The Round is a 10 session series at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown, 13245 Cearfoss Pike (Salem Ave. extended) usually on the 4th Monday of the month, March thru December. Children 12 years & older welcome when accompanied by a parent or group leader.

Fee: $10 in advance $12 at the door
Contact: Fanny Crawford at 301-730-1638 or  fanitsky@hotmail.com
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.
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.
Tim Hawkins at The Maryland Theatre presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County at the Maryland Theatre on Saturday, November 17, 2018 has been cancelled due to a family emergency. Please keep the Hawkins Family in your thoughts during this time. A rescheduled date is being considered for 2019. All tickets will be refunded in full by the Tim Hawkins box office in the coming days.
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

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Contact: Tammy Wilmoth
Authentic Community Theatre Jr. presents
Dorothy in Wonderland
November 30 & December 1, 2018 • 7:00pm

Authentic Community Theatre, Inc. will be making their debut on the Maryland Theatre stage in November with Dorothy in Wonderland!

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!

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
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.
The Maryland Theatre hosts
A Motown Christmas
Tuesday, December 4, 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 Tammy Wilmoth at 301-790-3500 or  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
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

For tickets:
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
301-791-4000
Maryland Entertainment Group presents
“The Fantasticks”

The Fantasticks 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

Price: $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors (55+), $10 Students, HCC Students & Staff Free For tickets
For information contact Anne Hunt at 301-302-9784 or anne@megtheatre.org

Location: Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater
11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown MD 21742
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
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.
Authentic Community Theatre presents
Oklahoma! 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 & 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.
Maryland Theatre

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 at 7:00 PM

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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