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July 06, 2006

'Fiddler on the Roof'

FREDERICK, Md. - "Fiddler on the Roof" is a popular Broadway musical about a poor Jewish dairyman living in Russia a century ago and trying to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his faith in the face of changing social values - such as arranged marriages. In Way Off Broadway's production, Tevye (played by H. Alan Hoffman, left) arranges for his eldest girl to marry the town's well-to-do butcher, Lazar Wolf (Bubby Lewis). But Tevye's daughter announces that she has fallen in love with another man. "Unheard of!" roars Tevye. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings, select Thursday evenings and alternating Sunday matinees through Saturday, Aug. 26. Way Off Broadway is at 5 Willowdale Drive in Frederick. Tickets are $36 and $38. Call the box office at 301-662-6600 or go to www.wayoffbroadway.com.

'42nd Street'

WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre presents "42nd Street," an old-fashioned American musical. Continues through Sunday, July 9. 8 p.m. today and Friday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 7 p.m. Sunday. Shenandoah University, Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 1460 University Drive. Tickets cost $22 to $25. For tickets, call the box office at 540-665-4569 or 877-580-8025.

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'Incorruptible'

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - In Priseaux, France, about 1250 A.D. the brothers of a local monastery confront a great challenge: Saint Foy, their patron saint, hasn't worked a miracle in 13 years, and the subsequent drop in pilgrims seeking miracles has brought a drop in donations to support the monastery. A spiritual (and financial) crisis seems inevitable ... and then a one-eyed minstrel arrives for a visit. Continues through Sunday, July 16. Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road. For show times and tickets, call 717-352-2164 or go to www.totempoleplayhouse.org.

'Grease' extended

Popular Broadway musical with high school characters and stories from the late 1950s. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Saturday, July 29. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $29, adults; discounts for seniors, students and children. Call 301-739-7469.

'The Boy Friend'

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. - A light, romantic musical comedy that takes place in the Roaring Twenties on the French Riviera. Wednedsay through Sunday. Continues through Sunday, July 30. Allenberry Playhouse. For information or reservations, call 717-258-3211 or go to www.allenberry.com.

Comedy smorgasbord

FREDERICK, Md. - The Mid-Atlantic Comedy Smorgasbord features comedy in many forms. Each Friday and Saturday evening, a stand-up comedian will perform, followed by musical, improvisational or sketch comedians depending on the night. Continues through Saturday, July 22. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, downtown Frederick. Tickets cost $12, individual shows; $16, weekend; $36 for all nine shows. For information, call 301-694-4744, or go to www.myspace.com/midatlanticcomedy for a schedule; or www.marylandensemble.org for tickets and information.

'Cinderella'

FREDERICK, Md. - Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre is presenting "Cinderella." Continues through Saturday, July 29. Matinee performances every Saturday and the second and fourth Sunday of each month, as well as selected weekdays. Way Off BroadwayChildren's Theatre, 5 Willowdale Drive. $10.50 per person. Call 301-662-6600 or go to www.wayoffbroadway.com.

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