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Ongoing stage shows

April 05, 2007

'The Threepenny Opera'

FREDERICK, Md. - Mack the Knife is back in town with the retelling of the classic Bertold Brecht/Kurt Weill musical that satirizes government officials and CEOs as gangsters and thieves in a futuristic city. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and Thurdsays, April 12, 19, 26; 2 p.m. Sundays, April 8, 15, 22. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, FSK Hotel, 31 W. Patrick St. $20; $17 for seniors and students; $15 all tickets for Thursday performances. RSVP at 301-694-4744 or purchase tickets at www.marylandensemble.org.

'Footloose'

"Footloose" is the story of a big-city boy who settles in a small town. He falls for a local girl and deals with a conservative local minister. The musical celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and open mind. Teenage actors from six local schools appear in the production. No shows Easter weekend; continues through Saturday, May 26. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. For show times and ticket information, call 301-739-7469.

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That is one ugly bird

The Hans Christian Andersen story of a very ugly duck whose life turns around dramatically closes at Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre with several sold-out shows. A few tables are open for lunchtime shows on Wednesday, April 11, and Saturday, April 14. The show concludes April 14.

The theater is at 5 Willowdale Drive, 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.

Real lady killers

Members of the audience will have a chance to get into the action and become detectives in "The Case of the Oldest Living Showgirl," a dinner theater murder mystery at Way Off Broadway, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick, Md. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings, matinees on the first, third and fifth Sunday of each month, and select Thursday evenings. Continues through Sunday, May 20. Tickets cost $40 on Fridays and Saturdays, $38 for Sunday and Thursday. Call 301-662-6600 or go to www.wayoffbroadway.com.

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