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Ongoing stage shows

August 09, 2007

'Driving Miss Daisy'

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - The play takes place from 1948 to 1973 mostly in Atlanta. When Miss Daisy Wertham totals her new Packard, her son insists on hiring a chauffeur; he hires a black man, and the widow does not take kindly to this. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 12. Totem Pole Playhouse, junction of U.S. 30 and Pa. 233. Tickets cost $12 to $45, plus service fee. Call 717-352-2164 or 888-805-7056 or go to www.totempoleplayhouse.org.

'Thumbelina'

FREDERICK, Md. - In the Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre production of "Thumbelina," a girl as small as a man's thumb finds herself on an incredible journey upon which she meets singing and dancing frogs, mice, beetles, birds and moles. Final showtimes are 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. Continues through Sunday. The theater is at 5 Willowdale Drive. Tickets cost $11. Call 301-662-6600 or go to www.wayoffbroadway.com.

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'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown'

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Presented in its Broadway revival version, the musical features favorite scenes from the "Peanuts" comic strip: Schroeder and Lucy at the piano, Charlie Brown and Lucy at the psychiatry booth, Linus with his blanket, Snoopy with his supper dish, and the whole gang at the baseball diamond. Continues through Saturday, Aug. 18. The Village Dinner Theatre at Patriot Point Village, 241 Steinwehr Ave. Tickets cost $10 to $34.50. For show times, call 717-337-0080 or 800-570-4590 or go to www.thevillagedinnertheatre.com.

'The Full Monty'

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. - Six unemployed steel workers find an interesting solution to their cash-strapped predicament - they decide to bare it all in order to recapture their families, their friends and their pride. Mature material. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 26. Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse, 1559 Boiling Springs Road. For tickets, show times and information, call 717-258-3211, 800-430-5468 or go to www.allenberry.com.

Romancing the shrew

Robinwood Players will present William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew," a farce about romance and relationship. Bianca, the daughter of a wealthy merchant in 16th-century Italy, wants to marry, but her father won't give his permission until Bianca's clever, stubborn sister Kate marries first. That's where Petruchio comes in. He's willing to marry Kate, but first he'll have to "tame" her.

The play is performed outdoors at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater, Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. If it rains, the show will be held in Kepler Theater.

Tickets cost $7; $4 for those dressed in Renaissance attire. Some material is not suited for children younger than 13. Call Jason Buhrman at 301-790-2800, ext. 337.

The show that never was

Washington County Playhouse will present "Forever Plaid," during which four young and eager male singers (killed on their way to their first concert) are miraculously revived for a posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform "the show that never was" for the audience. The review features such familiar songs as "Chain Gang," "Catch a Falling Star," "Lady of Spain" and "Three Coins in a Fountain." Tickets, which include buffet, dessert and show, cost $30; $26 for seniors and students; and $17.50 for ages 12 and younger. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays and selected Sunday matinees through Saturday, Sept. 15. For reservations, call 301-739-7369. For more information, go to www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com.

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