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Ongoing stage shows

March 15, 2007

'Fat Pig'

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Tom falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow friends, he comes to terms with his own biases of the importance of conventional good looks. Recommended for mature audiences. 8 p.m. today, Friday, March 16, Saturday, March 17. Shepherd University Studio Theater. $10; $8, faculty and staff; $4, students (free on Wednesdays and Thursdays). For information, call the box office at 304-876-5525.

'The Pajama Game'

The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker demands for a raise are ignored. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, a representative of the workers, and Sid, the new factory superintendent. Shows on Friday and Saturday, March 17; concludes Saturday. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. For information and tickets, call 301-739-7469.

'Annie'

WILLIAMSPORT - During in the Great Depression, an orphan named Annie is placed in the lap of luxury for Christmas as a goodwill gesture by a billionaire. But Annie works her way into everyone's heart. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 17. Continues through Saturday, March 17. Williamsport High School. Tickets cost $9 or $10. Call 301-766-8433.

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'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story'

MIDDLETOWN, Va. - The musical chronicles the 1950s meteoric rise of Buddy Holly and The Crickets. Continues through Saturday, March 24. Tickets cost $22 to $27; $10 for ages 17 and younger. Wayside Theatre, U.S. 11, Main Street. Call 540-869-1776 or go to www.waysidetheatre.org.

Born ugly

Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre presents the Hans Christian Andersen story of a very ugly duck (turns out he's not really what he seems) whose life turns around dramatically. On Saturdays, doors open for lunch at 11:30 a.m.; show begins at 12:30 p.m. On alternate Sundays, doors open for lunch at 12:30 p.m.; show begins at 1:30 p.m. On select Wednesdays, doors open for lunch at 11 a.m.; show begins at noon.

"The Ungly Duckling" continues through Saturday, April 14. The theater is at 5 Willowdale Drive in Frederick, Md. Tickets cost $11 per person. Lunch menu includes individual cheese pizza, hot dog or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips, drink and ice cream. Call 301-662-6600 or go to www.wayoffbroadway.com.

Singing Seuss

Waynesboro Area Senior High School presents "Seussical," a Broadway hit musical featuring the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and other characters from more than a dozen books by Dr. Seuss.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at WASHS auditorium. Tickets cost $6 and are available today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the WASHS ticket booth and at the door one hour before each show. For more information, e-mail washseussical@yahoo.com.

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