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On stage

August 10, 2006

'Kiki and Herb' hit Broadway



NEW YORK - Former Hagerstown resident Justin Bond is opening a two-man show this weekend on Broadway with longtime theatrical accomplice Kenny Mellman.

Bond and Mellman star in "Kiki and Herb: Alive on Broadway," the latest in a series of comedy shows featuring Bond as an aging, boozy chanteuse and Mellman as her straight man and accompanist.

The show will run for four weeks at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th Street, New York.

The first performance of the show is Friday, Aug. 11, but the official opening night is Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Tickets are $87.50 and can be purchased at 212-239-6200 or go to www.telecharge.com.

'As the Good Book says ...'



"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, Md. Tickets are $36 and $38. Call the box office at 301-662-6600 or go to www.wayoffbroadway.com.

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Ongoing shows

Tuesday, Aug. 15

'Forever Plaid'



FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Final show of Totem Pole Playhouse's summer season is a Broadway favorite, a comic tribute to the guy groups of the '50s and '60s. Post-show discussion will be Saturday, Aug. 19. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 27. Totem Pole Playhouse. Call 717-352-2164 or 888-805-7056 or e-mail boxoffice@totempoleplayhouse.org.

Ongoing

'Sylvia'



FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after raising their family in the suburbs. When he brings home a dog he found at the park - or that has found him - bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag, wife and canine begin a hilarious and touching tug-of-war for Greg's affection until all involved realize that Sylvia is a valued part of their lives. Last show is Sunday, Aug. 13. Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road. For show times and tickets, call 717-352-2164 or go to www.totempoleplayhouse.org.

'Into the Woods'



BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. - An irreverent fairy tale featuring an ambivalent Cinderella, a Prince Charming with a roving eye, a not-so-shy Little Red Riding Hood, and a witch that raps. Everyone's wish is granted at the end of act one, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with surprising results. Continues through Sunday, Sept. 3. Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse. For reservations, call 717-258-3211 or go to www.allenberry.com.

'Wizard of Oz'



Washington County Playhouse presents "The Wizard of Oz," the musical story of a girl from Kansas who flies over a rainbow to a magical land with witches and talking scarecrows. Fridays, Saturdays and most Sundays through Sept. 9. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. For showtimes and ticket information, call 301-739-7469.

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