July 26, 2019
Volume 19-20
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 .
July 2019 Exhibit

“Kellie Mele: Light and the Lack Thereof” and “Luc Fiedler: The Nature of Things” continue through July 30, 2019.
August 2019 Exhibit

The Washington County Arts Council features two exhibits for the month of August 2019L Lori Niland Rounds’ “Simply Santa Fe” and Kathleen Hansen-Wiebel’s “L’Art Du Bois” open with a reception in the Gallery on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 5 pm to 7pm. The exhibits run through August 27, 2019.
EXTENDED Deadline: August 2, 2019
Washington Goes Purple is an awareness movement to educate our community and youth about the dangers of prescription painkillers and other drugs. By focusing on education, prevention and mental health we know we can heal through this opioid crisis, which has become the deadliest health crisis in US history. We are thankful for this partnership with the Washington County Arts Council. Art can show things that people are afraid of expressing and make connections that words cannot. We believe that by using art to build awareness we can inspire the community to continue coming together for a common goal - to prevent addiction.  
                                                                              Washington Goes Purple
Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce for the August 2019 Eggs & Issues to learn about Washington Goes Purple , a substance abuse awareness non-profit that is engaging our community and youth to stand against substance abuse.

Presenters will be Hagerstown City Councilwoman and local business owner Emily Keller , Director of Behavioral Health Services with the Washington County Health Department Victoria Sterling, and Sheriff Douglas Mullendore.

Visit washingtongoespurple.com to learn more!
Wednesday, August 7th
Applause Caterers
58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.   

Chamber members: $15 (through 8/3)
Non-members: $25 (through 8/3)
Breakfast is included in the ticket price.

The Washington County Arts Council is honored to host former Chief of Disguise for the CIA, Jonna Mendez at the Gallery on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 5 pm until 7 pm. Ms. Mendez will discuss and sign her newest book THE MOSCOW RULES that she co-authored with her late husband Tony Mendez.
Totem Pole Playhouse, America’s summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA has announced the third offering in the Playhouse’s new Friday Fun Nights series, Barbi McCulloch’s cabaret-style show, Always Find a Song . The Playhouse is offering reserved seating at $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.

As a recording artist and entertainer, she has also shared the stage with a variety of well-known artists, including the 1980’s pop star-turned-Broadway star Deborah (“Debbie”) Gibson, as well as Britney Spears, country superstar Jennifer Nettles, and classical crossover artists Edgar Meyer and Bela Fleck. She has also been a winner and finalist in the American Traditions Competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and a recipient of the Tennessee Arts Commission Artist Fellowship.

Critics have described Ms. Mc Cullach’s voice as “powerful yet angelic” and with “purity of tone”, she continues to break boundaries in both classical and more popular genres of music. She currently travels the world as an entertainer for various cruise lines and across the USA, delighting audiences with her one-woman shows. The artist’s program will include “Don’t Rain on My Parade” to “Italian Street Song,” to “Georgia on my Mind,” to “I Will Always Love You, “and many more. There will be something for everyone.  Darren Server, resident music director of Totem Pole Playhouse will accompany Barbi on the piano.

Advance tickets are $20.00 or at the door $25.00. Tickets may be ordered at (717-352-2164) or online at www.totempoleplayhouse.org . All seats are reserved. Food trucks will be available at 6:00 PM. Show begins at 8:00 pm.

Tickets and gift certificates are on sale now by calling the Totem Pole Playhouse Box Office Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (717) 352-2164
Art of the Human Form Exhibit
at the Berkeley Art Works
The Berkeley Arts Council announces, “Art of the Human Form”, a juried art exhibit featuring drawings, paintings and photographs by artists in our region, which depict the many ways the human form can be amazing and beautiful. These works portray people of all ages engaging in all types of activities from restful, quiet moments to active sports.
The exhibit will be displayed from July 17 – August 11, 2019 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. There will be a reception at the gallery on Sunday, July 28 from 2-4pm.
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater presents Disney's The Little Mermaid on its Mainstage beginning June 21st and running through August 24th. Shows are held on Friday and Saturday evenings and select Sundays. The Broadway show, preceded by a buffet meal, is appropriate for ages five and up.
Tickets, which include dinner and show, cost $49.50 for adults and $39.50 for children ages 5 - 12 (service fees also apply). Children under age 5 will not be admitted to Mainstage productions. To purchase, visit  washingtoncountyplayhouse.com  or call 301-739-7469 Tuesday Through Friday during telephone box office hours.
 
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater is in Downtown Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District at 44 North Potomac Street (Rear).
Destination ARTS!
Performances and Events for July 31–August 5, 2019
Wed. July 31 and Sat., August 3: Demonstration–Painting: (12–3 Wed., 12–1 Sat.), 42 West ARTS Co-Op, 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Professional artist Donna Bingaman demonstrates how to draw and to mix beautiful flesh colors for the for beginner through advanced.
 
Friday, August 2: Live Music Friday—Jon Ingels: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Music Makers, 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Guitarist/singer/songwriter Jon Ingels draws from influences ranging from blues to country, rock to reggae, and all points in between. Ingels uses looping technology with rhythms and melodies for a one man band experience sure to keep your foot tapping. Free admission, refreshments served.
 
Friday, August 2: Music by Jennie Avila with Civil War Artist Reception 5:30 to 8 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op, 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Singer-songwriter Jennie Avila’s CD, Love & Lore of The Civil War, was inspired by true stories from the Antietam Battlefield area. Avila performed her original Civil War songs with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra as part of their 2013 and 2017 Salutes to Independence. Refreshments will be served.
 
Saturday August 3: Magic Wand Workshops: 10 am–Noon & 1:30–3 p.m. Music Makers, 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Kids can create their own wand with glitter, paint and sparkles during Mainstreet Waynesboro's Wizarding Festival. $2 fee covers all supplies.
 
Sun., August 4: Demonstration–Wood Burning Techniques for Making Feathers & Eagles: 1–4 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op, 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Educator, artist and woodworker Ed Beard works with wood species native to Pennsylvania to create functional art showing the natural grain and finish of the wood. Ed is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Lincoln Highway Heritage group.
 
Sun., August 4: Community Book Club: 1:30–3 p.m. Music Makers, 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Join us for July’s book club discussion about There, There, by Tommy Orange.
 
Mon., August 5: Songwriters Workshop Forum: 6:30–8:30 p.m. Music Makers, 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Area musicians who wish to develop their songwriting skills meet on the first Monday of each month to share the results of their writing exercises. 
 
Mon. August 5: Demonstration–Oil Painting: 9 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m. Gallery 35 East, 35 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Fine artist Marjorie Tressler conducts painting demonstrations, geared toward the art student’s perspective.
The Washington County Historical Society presents Garden Concert Series:
Vaun Miles-Swain

Fri, July 26, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Enjoy a relaxing Friday night in the beautiful Miller House Museum Gardens! Live music, a food truck, and a cash bar will be available all evening, so stop in after work for a great concert in a truly unique venue!
The special guest is Vaun Miles-Swain, who specializes in classic country songs, especially those of Patsy Cline.

Miller House Museum
135 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts hosts
“The Blues and The Abstract Truth” exhibit
from June 8, 2019 - January 12, 2020
 
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-5727
Book signing with S.P. O'Farrell author of
Simone LaFray and the Chocolatiers' Ball

Four Seasons Bookstore
114 West German Street, Shepherdstown WV
July 27, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
When an infamous thief comes to Paris, genius middle-schooler Simone LaFray must use the connections she inherited from her spy mother to track him down and prevent him from stealing a famous painting—on top of taking care of her younger sister, working in the family pastry shop, and helping her father prepare for the world-renowned Chocolatiers’ Ball!
For information contact Christina Kann at (804)-644-3090 or brandylanepr@gmail.com
The Washington County Historical Society presents “Family Workshop: Squirt Gun Painting” at the Miller House

Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Indulge your inner artist and get a little messy! We're making watercolor masterpieces - by using squirt guns! Get ready to take aim at your canvas; be sure to wear clothing you don't mind getting messy! Each family workshop is held open-house style. This craft typically takes 30 minutes to complete, so feel free to drop by at any point during the session.

Free event

Miller House Museum
135 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 797-8782
Matt Mauser and Sinatra Big Band
at Big Cork Vineyard
Saturday, July 27, 2019 • 7:00pm

The Maryland Theatre and Big Cork Vineyard present a Summer Concert Series
Matt Mauser and Sinatra Big Band
The Sinatra Tribute Band captures Frank at the height of his career when singing with The Count Basie Orchestra at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. 
The concert will take place at  Big Cork Vineyards  located at 4236 Main Street Rohrersville, MD 21779 and will run from 7-9:30 pm and will include Fireworks by Zambelli’s Fireworks! This event is rain or shine!
Ticket holders are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs & blankets! Children 5 and up must have a ticket.
Ticket information
Or call
The Maryland Theatre
Box Office 301-790-2000
 
Join the HCC Alumni at Hagerstown Community College on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at 6:15 p.m. for a FREE concert featuring the United States Navy Sea Chanters in the HCC Alumni Amphitheater as part of the HCC Alumni Association's Red, White and Blue Concert Series.
The Sea Chanters are the premier choral group of the U.S. Navy. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea chanteys and patriotic fare, to Broadway, and contemporary music. Their show is a much-anticipated favorite at HCC and is not to be missed.
Everyone is welcome to attend, and no tickets are necessary. We hope to see you there
 
Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Dr.
Hagerstown, Maryland 21742
Robinwood Players
to perform
“The Fox on the Fairway”
 
Hagerstown Community College’s Robinwood Players will present Ken Ludwig’s comedy, “The Fox on the Fairway,” on August 2, 3, and 4, in the Kepler Theater on HCC’s main campus.
 
Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3, with a matinee performance on Sunday, August 4 at 2:30 p.m. The show is rated PG-13. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors, but HCC students, faculty, and staff can attend for free with a valid HCC ID.
               
Production made possible by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. New York. For more information, contact director David Dull at dbdull@hagerstowncc.edu .
AUGUST SHOW AT TAG/THE ARTISTS GALLERY
 
August sees the return of the popular Le Salon Show  at TAG. Artists from around the region have submitted work for an eclectic, exuberant and fun exhibition of personal work displayed on the gallery way. The annual show was open to all artists submitting original artworks including (but not limited to) drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and printmaking. 
 
The exhibition runs from August 2 to August 31, 2019. The opening reception is August 3 from 5 - 9pm. TAG is the premier art gallery at 216 N. Market in the heart of Frederick's downtown district.  For more information and to register visit  https://www.theartistsgalleryfrederick.com/august-2019-le-salon .
Valley Art Association member, Lily Ramos will exhibit her art work at the Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md from Friday August 2 nd to September 1 st . Hours are Fridays & Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm, Sundays 1 to 4 pm. Free Admission. For more information call 301 797-2867 or valleyartinfo@gmail.com

Valley Art Association
Mansion House
City Park, Hagerstown
You're Lookin' at Country -
The Music of Loretta Lynn  is set to play Thursday, August 8t, 2019 at 6:00pm and Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 1:00pm at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater.
Kip Young (as Lynn) performs her hit songs and fan favorites like "Blue Kentucky Girl," "You Ain’t Woman Enough to Take My Man," her signature song “Coal Miner's Daughter,” and MORE! Dale Young will be sharing Lynn’s history and some little known stories about this legendary lady of country music. Dale also joins Kip to recreate her duets with Ernest Tubb and Conway Twitty. Don’t miss this epic tribute to one of Nashville’s most talented and eternally popular singer/songwriters… Ms. Loretta Lynn!

All seats cost $49.50 and include dinner rolls, soup, salad bar, hot buffet, dessert and coffee, tea, and iced tea. Bar bill and gratuity not included.

For tickets visit  washingtoncountyplayhouse.com  or call 301-739-7469 Tuesday through Friday.

The historic and newly remodeled playhouse is located at 44 North Potomac Street, Rear. In the heart of Hagerstown's City Center and Arts and Entertainment District.
Stories In The Round - Andy Offutt Irwin
Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown meeting hall
13245 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown, MD
08/19/2019  7:00pm - 8:30pm

Humorist, Storyteller, Singer-Song Writer, award winning Symphonic Whistler and Master of Sound Effects and Voices, Andy Offutt Irwin comes to Stories In The Round from Covington GA. With diverse experiences as writer-director-actor of the SAK improv Theatre at Disney World, director of the GA Cracker Crumble of the GA Press Association, regular at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro TN since 2005, whistler of Dvorak, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and Romanian pan flute concertos, and pop classics – Andy educates and entertains like nobody else on planet earth. Do NOT miss this performance!

Fee: $10 in advance $12 at the door
For information contact Fanny Crawford at 301-730-1638 or fanitsky@hotmail.com
MICHAEL DAVIS
PORTRAIT WORKSHOP

On Thursday August 29 th the Valley Art Association will host a one-day six-hour portrait workshop with Michael Davis. There will be a live model. Cost is $70 for VAA & MFA members and $80 for non-members. Lunch is included. For more information and to register call Elaine Wolfe at 304 754-5116 or valleyartinfo@gmail.com.

Valley Art Association
Mansion House
City Park, Hagerstown
Mike DelGuidice Celebrating the Music of
Billy Joel and More at Big Cork Vineyard
Saturday, August 31, 2019 • 7:00pm

The Maryland Theatre and Big Cork Vineyard present a Summer Concert Series 
Mike DelGuidice Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel and More
Mike DelGuidice, one of Long Island's most celebrated performers. In 2013, Billy Joel heard Mike sing, and personally hired Mike to join his band. Mike's encyclopedic knowledge of the Billy Joel catalog made him a perfect fit as background vocalist and guitarist for BILLY JOEL. 
The concert will take place at  Big Cork Vineyards  located at 4236 Main Street Rohrersville, MD 21779 and will run from 7-9 pm. This event is rain or shine!
Ticket holders are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs & blankets! Children 5 and up must have a ticket.
Ticket information
Or call
The Maryland Theatre
21 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Box Office 301-790-2000
If you're ready for an evening of laughs, hijinks, and nostalgia, join us at The Playhouse for Bewitched: De-witched - An Interactive Playhouse Murder Mystery

All “people of magic” have lost their powers, and Samantha Stephens has called a special Witches’ Council. Aunt Clara still has a few spells left, and she summons a detective to help. Unfortunately, the detective she summons is the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, of Pink Panther fame. Understandably, the inspector has difficulty coping with witchcraft and murder, but perhaps he can solve the mystery—with the guests’ help.

Bewitched: Dewitched plays Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th at 6:00pm. Tickets cost $49.50 and include the show as well as salad bar, hot buffet, dessert, and coffee, tea and iced tea. Bar tab and gratuity not included.

For tickets visit  washingtoncountyplayhouse.com  or call 301-739-7469 for more information.

The Playhouse is located at 44 North Potomac Street, Rear in the heart of Hagerstown's City Center and Arts and Entertainment District.
National Folk Festival
Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 4 PM until 10:30 PM
Salisbury Maryland

Make your plans now to join us in Salisbury, Maryland, for the National Folk Festival—one of America’s largest, most prestigious and longest-running celebrations of arts, culture, and heritage.

A FREE, large-scale three-day outdoor event, the National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture. It features over 350 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, craftspeople and other keepers of culture in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, plus children’s activities, savory regional and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, non-stop participatory dancing, storytelling, parades, and more.
The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of
the new Performing Arts Center at
the Maryland Theatre!

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:30 PM – 6 PM
Open House - 11am to 2pm
Ribbon Cutting - 4:30pm

The Maryland Theatre board, staff, and supporters are excited to share the much-anticipated opening of the crown jewel of downtown Hagerstown's Arts & Entertainment District! The public is invited to the unveiling of this amazing facility. Tour the new event spaces including the Grand Lobby, Cocktail Lounge, VIP Suite, The View Studio and the Ballroom. The official ribbon cutting and a champagne toast will follow at 4:30pm.

The Maryland Theatre
21 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
The Mountain Maryland Artist Studio Tour program an initiative of the Allegany Arts Council located in Cumberland, Maryland takes visitors away from the usual gallery experience to visit artists in their studio environments, where they see artists in their natural habitats.
Held annually, the Artist Studio Tours including member artists of the Allegany Arts Council living and working in Allegany and Garrett Counties. Each year, approximately 20 studios are represented, with media ranging from jewelry, to ceramics, wood-turning, and furniture design. The Tours are self-guided and visitors may view as many studios as they choose.
In 2019, the Artist Studio Tours will take place October 19 and 20 from 11:00AM-5:00PM daily. http://artsaleandtour.com/what-are-the-artist-studio-tours/
The Maryland International Film Festival - Hagerstown present
The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the historic Maryland Theatre featuring a VIP Happy Hour & Costume Contest!
Friday, October 25, 2019
Happy Hour 6:30 pm
Movie Begins 8 pm

C'mon everyone! Let's do the Time Warp Again! Join us for this "fabulously freaky" cult classic on October 25! Happy Hour starts at 6:30 pm in the new Performing Arts Center Cocktail Lounge with music, cocktails and costume contest.
Happy Hour/Costume Contest - $35  Tickets include:
  • Premium Reserved Seating
  • Prop Bag
  • Access to Happy Hour
  • (1) beer or wine
Movie Tickets Only  - $15 advance/$20 at the door

The Maryland Theatre
21 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Tickets on sale at  mdtheatre.org/rocky.php !
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Jay and The Americans
Sunday, October 27, 2019 • 3:00pm

Jay and The Americans first record was "Tonight" (from the Broadway Musical West Side Story), and their breakout hit song was "She Cried". Jay and The Americans next chart hit was "Only In America", followed by top ten hits "Come A Little Bit Closer" and later "This Magic Moment".

Where were you when you first heard "Cara Mia"? Jay and The Americans pay tribute to the late Roy Orbison with "Crying", and no other band in history has sold more copies of the song "Some Enchanted Evening" than Jay and The Americans!!! 

Jay and The Americans were a major force in starting the Rock and Roll revival with their album "Wax Museum", where they paid tribute to many great Rock and Roll artists with their versions of such great songs as "Hushabye", "Walkin' In The Rain", and a song that reached the top ten "This Magic Moment". You will hear all of these songs, which are featured in the new Jay and The Americans show.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Authentic Community Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast at The Maryland Theatre

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Friday, November 1, 2019 • 7:30pm
Saturday, November 2, 2019 • 7:30pm

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater is proud to present ELVIS In Concert Tribute on Friday, November 1st at 6:00pm, Saturday, November 2nd at 6:00pm and Sunday, November 3rd at 1:00pm. 

It's time to get "All Shook Up," as Jeff Krick Jr, one of the country’s premiere Elvis Tribute Artists, takes The Playhouse stage! Elvis In Concert Tribute will take your breath away! Jeff has performed in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Headlined on Cruise Ships! Preceded by salad bar, hot buffet, dessert, and coffee, tea and iced tea. Cash bar. Bar tab and gratuity not included.

Tickets cost $49.50 and may be purchased at  washingtoncountyplayhouse.com  or by calling 301-739-7469.

The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater is located at 44 North Potomac Street, Rear in the heart of Hagerstown's City Center and Arts and Entertainment District.
The Maryland Theatre presents
One Woman Sex and the City:
A Parody on Love, Friendship and Shoes
Show Date - Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00pm

Join actress and comedian Kerry Ipema as she portrays all 4 of our favorite women Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda in this 90 minute love-letter and hilarious tribute through six seasons of this mad-cap series. Kerry portrays Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda as they eat brunch, banter, argue and swoon over men and Manolos.

Ipema and co-creator and director T.J Dawe (One Man Star-Wars/One Man Lord of the Rings) bring all of our favorite moments to life. The naked dress, the "post-it note" and the "tantric sex demonstration" all weave their way into this fantastic send-up. Who can forget how the Cosmopolitan drink swept into our lives? Mr. Big may even make an appearance.

One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody on Love, Friendship and Shoes reminds us all of the power of friendship and why this show so firmly remains in our hearts and minds. We "can't help but wonder" what waits in store for YOU at this perfect girls-night out.
OPTIONAL VIP PRE SHOW BRUNCH WITH THE GIRLS
Unleash your inner Carrie Bradshaw and treat yourself to a VIP brunch in the Maryland Theatre Ballroom before the off-Broadway performance of Sex and the City!
Doors open at 12 pm
Tickets to the brunch are $39.00 and includes:
·        Complimentary Mimosa or Cosmo
·        Buffet Brunch
·        Photo Opportunities
·        Entertainment by DJ Sidekick
·        Giveaways & Prizes
Additional drinks are available for purchase. And for the ladies - a specialty shopping area!
PS - Don't be afraid to bring your own Mr. Big - men are allowed.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Russian Ballet Theatre presents
Swan Lake
Thursday, November 7, 2019 • 7:00pm

If you think you have seen Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, think again! Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production bestows the splendor of tradition with new magical trimmings! Original sets are hand painted following century old traditions of set making and over 150 magical costumes are hand sewn! Nadezha Kalinina’s (Mariinsky Theatre, Omsk Theatre, Teatro Lirico) choreography is brought to life in all of its whimsical grandeur.

The Russian Ballet Theatre have partnered with PLUS1, an initiative that connects artists with causes, so that $1 from every ticket sold will support local public school teachers and their classroom projects in Hagerstown and surrounding areas through  DonorsChoose.org.

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

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Rockabilly The Night Away
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Willy Barry, just back from playing Las Vegas, and His Chaperons perform the greatest hits from your favorite Rock-A-Billy artist. Nothing like listening to Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis and others to get your toes a-tapping and your heart a-racing. Come on out for a good old fashion Rock-a-Billy night of music.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Zoso:
The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
Saturday, November 23, 2019 • 7:30pm

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.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Boys & Girls Club of Washington County presents Tim Hawkins
Sunday, November 24, 2019 • 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 Board of Directors of the Washington County Arts Council announces that the 2014 Community Arts Development Grant Guidelines and Application are now available at https://www.washingtoncountyarts.com/grants or by calling Mary Anne Burke at 301-791-3132.
 
Awards are made possible through the Maryland State Arts Council’s Community Arts Development program which “provides funds and technical assistance to the local arts councils of the 23 counties of Maryland and Baltimore City. The purposes of the program are to better serve artists, arts organizations and audiences throughout the State and to encourage local decision-making, arts activity and funding for the arts at the local level.”
 
Applications are due July 31, 2019
The Final Report for FY 2019 must be returned to Mary Anne Burke, Executive Director, Washington County Arts Council, Inc., 34 South Potomac Street, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740 by July 31, 2019 to be eligible for FY ’20 Community Arts Development Grant Funding.
The Washington County Arts Council is accepting proposals for the 2020 gallery exhibits.
Procedures , Hanging Specifications and the WCAC Galleries Floor Plan are now available at https://www.washingtoncountyarts.com/procedure or by calling Gallery Manager Chris Brewer at 301-791-3132.
City Park Fall Fest 2019--Call for Artists

The City of Hagerstown’s annual City Park Fall Fest is scheduled (rain or shine) for September 21, 2019 from 10am-4pm.
The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a variety of artists and craftspeople who are interested in having a vendor booth along Key Street in City Park (located between the circle on Virginia Avenue and the Museum of Fine Arts.) All arts and crafts in these booths must be created by the booth holder, and representative examples will be juried by the event committee before the space is confirmed. There will be a fee for reserving space each day. $25 for a 10x10 space and $50 for a 10x20 space. Vendors will be responsible for providing their own equipment: tables, chairs, tents, etc.
Past fall festivals have documented 1,000-1,500 people attending, so there will be a ready market for your work. If you are interested in securing space at this event, please submit the accompanying application, payment of $25.00 and several typical examples of your work (.jpeg format) to Cassie at  chershberger@hagerstownmd.org or mail to 351 North Cleveland Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740 by August 5th, 2019. Space is limited! If you have any questions call Cassie at 301-739-8577 x883.
More detailed information about set up and take down will be provided to registrants at a later date.

Sincerely,
Fall Fest Committee

Deadline: August 5, 2019
HollyFest Applications Now Available

The City of Hagerstown is pleased to announce that applications to participate in Holly Fest are now available. Holly Fest is an annual performance that features student/youth performance groups. We are seeking young dancers, singers, instrumentalists, and actors that reflect the diversity of our community to participate. This year’s show takes place at the Maryland Theatre on Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 pm, with a mandatory technical rehearsal on Monday, November 18 at 6:00 pm. There is no charge to participate and tickets to see the show are free.
• Holly Fest is a holiday performance by local youth and school groups. Only in rare situations should adultperformers be participating. All adult performers (over 18) must be noted on your application and be approvedby HollyFest staff prior to tech rehearsal.
• Your group’s piece should be no longer than 8 minutes.
• A mandatory technical rehearsal will take place on Monday, November 19th, beginning at 6:00 pm. Each groupwill have 15 minutes to run its piece in order for the tech crew to address any technical concerns.
• All pieces are expected to be show-ready prior to tech rehearsal. The Theatre is not available before techrehearsal or performance day for groups to rehearse.
• No performers or group leaders are permitted backstage prior to being called to the stage by HollyFest/MarylandTheatre staff.
• All performers and group leaders are expected to be quiet and respectful of other performers at all times, whilebackstage, in the dressing rooms, and in the theatre during tech rehearsal. Repeated requests for groups to bequiet may result in not being permitted to perform in HollyFest.
• There is no room to store props in the theatre. If your piece has props, performers will need to carry them onand off the stage.
• All recorded sound will be played back through the Theatre’s sound system. CDs or digital audio files are to beprovided no later than Thursday, November 1st. All CDs and digital files should be clearly named/labeled withyour group’s name and the name of your piece.
• We expect full attendance at the technical rehearsal on Monday, November 19th. The Theatre crew needs to seepieces in full. The group leader (or an adult representative) must be present to answer any questions Theatrestaff have. In the event that not all of your performers can be present, HollyFest /Theatre staff reserves the rightto withdraw your piece from the show. In some cases, we will be able to see the piece with partial performers,and your performance can go on as planned.
• Downstairs dressing rooms will be pre-assigned and shared by multiple groups. Please stay in your assigneddressing room and do not go into other dressing rooms. Dressing room times will be assigned based on showorder. Please do not arrive until your assigned time in order to limit dressing room congestion.
• All groups are asked to remain as quiet as possible in the dressing rooms; sound carries to the stage and theatre.
• Holly Fest is a family show. Profanity and inappropriate language in a performance (spoken, sung, or on arecorded track) will not be permitted, and staff reserves the right to request that questionable language beremoved from a performance. A copy of each group’s script, audio recordings, and/or lyrics to any songs beingsung must be submitted no later than Thursday, November 1st. Staff will review prior to tech rehearsal and be incommunication with groups with inappropriate lyrics/scripts.
• We understand that people’s schedules are busy, but no special requests will be honored for any group.
• Performers and group leaders are expected to treat the Maryland Theatre building, Holly Fest/Theatre staff, and volunteers respectfully.


Deadline: October 7, 2019
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