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Ongoing stage shows

April 19, 2007

'The Threepenny Opera'

FREDERICK, Md. - Mack the Knife is back in town with the retelling of the classic Bertold Brecht/Kurt Weill musical, satirizing government officials and CEOs as gangsters and thieves in a futuristic city. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through April 28; and 2 p.m. Sundays, April 22. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, FSK Hotel, 31 W. Patrick St. Tickets are $15 to $20. RSVP at 301-694-4744 or purchase tickets at www.marylandensemble.org.

'Stones in His Pockets'

MIDDLETOWN, Va. - "Stones in His Pockets" tells the story of two out-of-work Irishmen who seek fame and fortune as movie extras. Continues through Sunday, April 29. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Appropriate for ages 16 and older. Tickets cost $22 to $27, adults; $10 for ages 17 and younger. Wayside Theatre, U.S. 11, Main Street. Call 540-869-1776 or go to www.waysidetheatre.org.

'The Oldest Living Showgirl'

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

'Odd Couple'

Potomac Playmakers present Neil Simon's comedy "The Odd Couple" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, at Hagerstown Community College's classroom building theater. For advance tickets, call 301-797-8182 and leave a message. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Culture clash

"Footloose" is the story of a big city boy who settles in a small town, 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 several local schools appear in the production. 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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