December 13, 2018
Volume 18-25
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 .
Annual Community Art Show

The Washington County Arts Council’s “Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2018” juried community art exhibit will run through December 28, 2018.
 
Awards sponsored by Hagerstown A & E District with support from the City of Hagerstown.
FIRST NAME
Jennie
Jennie
Beth
Beth
Greg
Barry
Scott
Scott
Scott
Margaret
Joseph
Joseph
Joseph
Steven
Cindy
Cindy
T. Jeff
Anne
Anne
Lisa
Angela
Kristen
Phillip
Phillip
Ricky
Ricky
Ricky
Ashley
Jadea
Matthew
Guy Terry
Guy Terry
John
John
Shari
Laura
Matthew
Sarah
Patricia
Gaye
Donna
John Neal
Tom
Ashley
Ashley
Marjorie
Sukey
Sukey
Kelly
Kelly
Nikki
Nikki
Emily
Emily
Nicole
Elaine
Elaine
Marti
LAST NAME
Avila
Avila
Beckner-Mills
Beckner-Mills
Bowen
Boyle
Cantner
Cantner
Cantner
Clingan
Crocetta
Crocetta
Crocetta
Digman
Downs
Downs
Driscoll
Finucane
Finucane
Foucart
Giraldi
Green
Grove
Grove
Havens
Havens
Havens
Holden Hammond
Johnson
Keller
Kuhn
Kuhn
Kuhn
Kuhn
Kuhn
Lewis Shindle
Long
Marker
McCleary
Mertz
Mitchell
Mullican
Nebel
Notabartolo
Notabartolo
Poling
Rankin
Rankin
Ring
Ring
Serra
Serra
Sloviko
Sloviko
Troup
Wolfe
Wolfe
Yeager
PIECE
Rose of Sharon
Yellow Wingstem Bee-ing
Camp Follower On Break
Malawi Maiden
Old School
Candle
Camping Life
The Campfire
Beach Dreams
Waiting for Sunset
Category 4
On The Boards
Sesuit Harbor
Pictures of the Wife
Rustic Treasures
Go Speed Racer
Four Trucks in the Woods
Along Falling Spring Road
Owl's Arrival
Painting #723
Pathway Through The Woods
Alone
Window II
Broadfording Sunset
Enticing Marilyn
Metamorphosis
Bound by the Wires of Spiritual Indecision
Drooling
Sunkiss II
Blessed Virgin Mary
Mona
Sparkling
Teton Barn
Boulder Beach Acadia
Williamsburg Shed
Town Cottage
Pathways
The Other Side of the Rainbow
Swirl
Femme Jeanne Gris
Serenity on Tiger Hill, China
Portrait of a Woman
Calvert Cliffs
Summer Sunrise
Overlooking A Sunny Meadow
Spring
Chopsticks
Goldfish Bowl
Niagra Falls
Freedom Tower
Floral Bottle with gold luster
Floral Bowl with gold luster
Coat of Many Colors
Hang Your Hat
Erica Ash
The Gaze
Portrait of a Chimpanzee
Contemplation
Pictured (left to right) with award winners of
“Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2018” are:
 
Danny Webber, WCAC Board president; Bruce Wilder, photographer & 2018 exhibit juror; Hagerstown Councilmember, Emily Keller; and Hagerstown Councilmember, Shelley McIntire.
Scott Cantner - Best in Show
John Kuhn - 1st Place 2-D
Anne Finucane - 2nd Place 2-D
Cindy Downs - 1st Place 3-D
Nikki Serra - 2nd Place 3-D
For Sponsorship Information –contact Mary Anne Burke at 301-791-3132 or maryanneb@washingtoncountyarts.com
Exhibit closes December 19!
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6-8pm
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
Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro & Destination Arts!
Calendar of Events
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree…
local art from the Washington County Arts Council
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.
The Christmas Experience – at Antietam Recreation
December 13-15, 2018

Thursday & Friday 6pm; Sat 11:45am & 6pm. For Matinee, gate opens at 11:45 am and there are
INDOOR ACTIVITIES ONLY.

Evening performances - gate opens at 6pm: activities before dinner include animal stable, live nativity, wagon ride, bonfire & marshmallow roasting, horse rides.
Dinner & Live music at 7pm; show after.

Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Rd. Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-797-7999
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays '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
Memorial Luminary Display
27 th Annual Memorial Luminary Display
Friday, December 14, 2081 7pm.

New for 2018, the display is a driving tour. More than 2,500 luminaries will line the three miles of roads within the historic cemetery to honor the 44,000 people who have their final resting place at Rose Hill. The tour opens at 7pm and the luminaries will stay lit until midnight. The 65-foot Christmas Tree will be lit before the tour begins. Be sure to stop by the office to purchase a bow for our Memorial Christmas Tree that will be on display near the front gate. The bows can be purchased for $5.00. All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Brooke’s House. This is a great way to honor or remember a loved one. After the holiday season, we will randomly select a bow. The winner will receive an engraved brick to be placed in our Memorial Brick Garden in the center of the cemetery. Memorial bricks can also be purchased for $50.00.

Rose Hill Cemetery
600 S. Potomac Street
 Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-3630
Christkindlmarkt – Friday, December 14, 2018. 3-8pm; Saturday, December 15, 2018, 12-8pm; and Sunday, 12-6pm. A traditional outdoor European Christmas market with over 20 vendors of handcrafted gifts, food, music, and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Accepting donations of canned/boxed food and pet food/supplies. 17051 Virginia Ave, Williamsport, MD 21795. 301-988-8397.
Culture & Cocktails :
The Women's Suffrage Movement with Nicholas Redding
Friday, December 14, 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.

The centennial anniversary of women's suffrage is coming up fast, and we're taking a look at the wonderful women who made it happen! We're hosting Nicholas Redding, Executive Director of Preservation Maryland , to tell you all you need to know about the Women's Suffrage Movement and some of the most exciting local initiatives to promote women's history!

The featured cocktail will be: The Sidecar. This classic Prohibition Era drink was named for the motorcycle sidecar, a popular invention of the time. It was brought to America shortly after World War I, where is was enjoyed by liberated 'new' women across the country, and remains a popular throwback cocktail to this day. 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

The Miller House - Washington County Historical Society
135 West Washington Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-797-8782
Family Workshop :
Create Christmas Crackers
at the Miller House
Saturday, December 15, 2018
from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Christmas crackers have been a popular tradition in England and the UK since the 1840s! Learn more about how these popping toys were invented and how they would have been used as you make your own! Each participant will be given supplies to make two crackers - additional supplies may be purchased onsite for a small fee. Our family workshops are held open-house style. Feel free to come by anytime between 11-2: the craft will not take 3 hours to complete.
 
Free

The Miller House - Washington County Historical Society
135 West Washington Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-797-8782
Traditional Christ mas Tours
at the Miller House Museum
Saturday, December 15, 2018
from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Experience the Miller House Museum of Christmases past during these exclusive Traditional Christmas tours. Learn about popular early 20th century Christmas traditions as you tour the exquisitely decorated 1825 brick townhouse. Tours will start on the hour, and each is limited to 15 people. Special tour times and dates can be arranged for groups larger than 10. Contact the Washington County Historical Society for more information.

Learn about popular early 20th century Christmas traditions as you tour the exquisitely decorated 1825 brick townhouse. Tours will start on the hour.

$15/person
Free for children under 6

The Miller House - Washington County Historical Society
135 West Washington Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-797-8782
Festival of LightsDecember 15, 2018 – 3-8pm. Concert: 3pm; Lighting of luminaries: 4pm. Appalachian Wind Quintet will perform in the Chapel. A bagpiper will be playing in the cemetery. Volunteers are welcome to light luminaries.

Rest Haven Cemetery
1601 Pennsylvania Ave.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-733-3575
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Museum Consort Concert
Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:30 PM / FREE

The consort will present a mix of older and newer musical selections, including “Corde, Natus” by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (348-413); “O Magnum Mysterium” by Tomas Luis de Victoria (1549 -1611); “Le Sommeil de L’enfant Jesus” Francois-Auguste Gevaert (1828-1908); and “Christo Paremus” (1987) by Eris Haas as well as the Yiddish folksong, Erev Shel Shoshanim” as arranged by Ken Kolodner.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive | Hagerstown, MD 21741
(301) 739-5727
December 16, 2018 – Sunday Drag Brunch- A Motown Christmas – 11am-2pm.
A plated Brunch for $35.00 per guest plus tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. https://www.facebook.com/events/321169661973631/

301-790-2343
The Gourmet Goat
41 N. Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Fresh Academicz presents
HIP HOLIDAY! in the Black Box Theatre at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. Fresh Academicz students have been preparing their holiday pieces and are excited to share with the community!
6:00 PM
For Information:
Call (240) 291-1631
Season Five of Stories In The Round
December 17, 2018 * 7pm – 8:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown meeting hall 13245 Cearfoss Pike
$10 in advance $12 at the door
 
Baba Jamal Koram closes out Season Five of Stories In The Round with his unique melding of African and African American folktales, historical narratives and personal stories with drum and world music performance.
 
Baba Jamal is a dedicated teller and mentor of spoken word arts, a revered elder of the national storytelling community. For almost 40 years he has traveled the country – and the world – sharing stories and coaching others – children, adults and families.
 
He is a pillar and long time leader of the National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS), founding member of the Griots Circle of Maryland, and recipient of NABS highest awards. In his honor, the NABS Baba Jamal Koram Harambee Youth Award is bestowed annually on rising practitioners of the art. A recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s prestigious Circle of Excellence Oracle Award, and has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough TN, in Washington DC at the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Museums (including the opening of the African American Museum), other national and regional festivals, school systems, theaters and venues round the world. A Cultural Systems Specialist (CSD) in integrated arts and organizational development, with BA, MS and Ed.S Degrees, his focus is training storytellers in a variety of settings to become conscious and capable practitioners.
 
Author of Aesop: Tales of Aethiop the African, Vols 1 & 2, he is an active portrayer of historical figures, including Dangerfield Newby (his collateral cousin, and one of John Brown’s Harpers Ferry raiders) and Robert Smalls (enslaved South Carolinian who escaped to commandeer a Confederate transport ship to carry himself and others to freedom, later elected to the U.S. House of Representatives).
 
For information contact: Fanny Crawford at fanitsky@hotmail.com
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
Deadline: December 20, 2018
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.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive | Hagerstown, MD 21741
(301) 739-5727
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
presents a new workshop -
Printmaking for Kids!

Register now for this fun monotype printmaking workshop, where kids will use our current exhibition
"INTROSPECTION & CONTEMPLATION: The Art of Jack Boul" to gain inspiration for their own work.
Students will create their designs on a non-porous surface and press it onto paper to create their one-of-a-kind monotype print. Go to wcmfa.org/art-classes/monotype   or call 301-739-5727 to register.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive | Hagerstown, MD 21741
(301) 739-5727
A Conversation Between Artist Jack Boul and National Gallery of Art Senior Lecturer Eric Denker

Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM
FREE .

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive | Hagerstown, MD 21741
(301) 739-5727
Beau Soir Ensemble

Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: $10 for general admission, free for WCMFA Members. Members, please RSVP .

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive | Hagerstown, MD 21741
(301) 739-5727
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.
The Maryland Theatre hosts
TUSK: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Sat • Jan 26, 2019 • 7:30 PM
 
Tusk, The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, is the #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. 
No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members' formative years. 
Authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands .

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre hosts
American Girl Live
February 1, 2019 • 6:00 PM

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. 75.00 VIP ticket includes: 1 premium ticket. Access to an exclusive American Girl Live themed post show Photo Opportunity. All patrons, adults and children, require a VIP ticket to attend the Photo Opportunity. All children must be accompanied by paid adult; unaccompanied children will not be permitted into the Photo Opportunity Experience.

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

The Maryland Theatre hosts
The Simon & Garfunkle Story
Saturday, February 2, 2019 • 7:00pm

The Simon & Garfunkel Story  is touring the United States this fall! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs. Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more.
"Fantastic"  – Elaine Paige, BBC Radio  and  "Authentic and Exciting"  – The Stage

The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the '60's to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous "The Concert in Central Park" reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance.

With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon & Garfunkel's perfect harmonies and songs that poignantly captured the times made them one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time. Over the years, they 10 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1977, their "Bridge Over Troubled Water" album was nominated at the Brit Awards for Best International Album. In 2003, Simon and Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the following year saw their "The Sound of Silence" awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame Award .

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive | Hagerstown, MD 21741
(301) 739-5727
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Let's Hang On!
America's Number One Franki Valli Tribute Show
Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 7:30 pm

Let's Hang On! is a group of 10 seasoned entertainers who are preserving the music and style of the iconic group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Respectfully playing all the classic "Seasons" details, Let's Hang On! also pays respect to the Broadway show, The Jersey Boys. Let's Hang On! captures the trademark vocal virtuosity, tight harmonies, and crisp choreography that made The Four Seasons one of the greatest vocal groups of all time. 

This full blown stage show includes all the great Four Seasons' mega hits like; Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like A Man, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, December '63, Who Loves You, and many more mega hits of the 60's; all presented in a high-energy and polished production. If you liked Jersey Boys, you’ll love Let’s Hang On! Let’s Hang On! is proud to be one of the few remaining touring productions that guarantees a Live Band with EVERY show! No tracks, real music and that authentic Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons sound. Great music shouldn't be compromised. The Let's Hang On! band captures the best of this 1960's music with precision. Experience the difference of pure Live Sound and let the Let's Hang On! band take you down memory lane all over again. The full Let's Hang On! cast is sure to make you want to get out of your seat and dance the night away to some of the best music to come from the 1960's!

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Hagerstown Community Concert Association
present The Malpass Brothers
Friday, March 1, 2019 • 7:30pm

Retro traditional country artists with magnetic personalities, Christopher and Taylor give new life to classic country music. Their smooth vocal blend, skillful musicianship and off-the-cuff quips are reminiscent of the country music legends to which they pay tribute. Performing hits by Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard and others. Authentic down-home entertainment .

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Eaglemania
The World's Number One Eagles Tribute
Friday, March 8, 2019 • 7:30 pm

Eaglemania has evolved into a nationally touring tribute to The Eagles, performing to sold out audiences everywhere they go. Their music appeals to a wide variety of age groups, and the combination of heartfelt ballads, rock anthems laden with guitar harmonies, and the unmistakable sound of vocal harmonies as only the Eagles can do, has propelled the band for the past 40-plus years, positioning them as one of the most successful and popular bands in music history. Eaglemania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh's solo albums. 

Their attention to detail and their ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly leaves their fans with an experience that they do not soon forget. People often remark that if they closed their eyes they would think they were listening to the actual Eagles live in concert. The band consists of an ensemble of veteran musicians whose goal is to faithfully reproduce the Eagle’s repertoire, music they love to sing and play, always committed to giving their audience a perfect show every time they take the stage.

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
Authentic Community Theatre presents
RENT
March 22 & 23, 2019 • 7:30pm

An inspiring musical about friends and artists struggling with addiction, poverty, AIDS and – most of all – love. 

Set in the East Village of New York City,  Rent  is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama,  Rent  has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini's  La Boheme , Jonathan Larson's  Rent  follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
This show is recommended for mature audiences due to adult language and content.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Hagerstown Community Concert Association
presents
Cherish the Ladies
Saturday, March 30, 2019 • 7:30pm

These ladies create an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. Their continued success as one of the top Celtic groups in the world is due to the ensemble's ability to take the best of Irish traditional music and dance and put it forth in an immensely entertaining show.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts presents
MAMMA MIA!

April 5 at 7:30 pm
April 6 at 7:30 pm
April 7 at 2:30 pm
April 12 at 7:30 pm
April 13 at 7:30 pm
April 14 at 2:30 pm
 
All around the world millions of people have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia the ultimate feel-good show! This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Join the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts students for 6 shows on April 5-14, 2019.  (synopsis from Music Theatre International website) .

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers
 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 • 7:00pm
 
Kris Kristofferson has been making things happen his entire life. Born in Texas and raised in a military family, he was a Golden Gloves boxer who studied creative writing at Pomona College in California. The Phi Beta Kappa graduate earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford, where he boxed, played rugby and continued to write songs. After graduating from Oxford, Kristofferson served in the army as an Airborne Ranger helicopter pilot and achieved the rank of Captain. In 1965, Kristofferson turned down an assignment to teach at West Point and, inspired by songwriters like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, moved to Nashville to pursue his music. 
After struggling in Music City for several years, Kristofferson achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter at the start of the 1970s. 
His songs " Me and Bobby McGee ," " Help Me Make It Through the Night ," " Sunday Morning Coming Down ," and " For the Good Times ," all chart-topping hits, helped redefine country songwriting. By 1987, it was estimated that more than 450 artists had recorded Kristofferson's compositions. 
His renown as a songwriter triggered Kristofferson's successful career as a performer and that, in turn, brought him to the attention of Hollywood, leading to his flourishing career as a film actor. Kristofferson has acted in more than 70 films including " A Star is Born " for which he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in 1977. Other cult favorites Kristofferson appeared in include; " Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore ", the " Blade" Trilogy and "Lone Star ". His more recent films include; " He’s Just Not That Into You " and " Dolphin Tale ". 
Heralded as an artist's artist, the  three-time GRAMMY winner  has recorded 30 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. Kristofferson has spent three decades performing concerts all over the world.
In addition to many other awards, Kristofferson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame and was honored with the American Veteran's Association's "Veteran of the Year Award" in 2002. In 2014, Kristofferson was honored with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and the PEN Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award.

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