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On stage

August 30, 2007

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 familiar songs such 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 301-739-7469. For more information, go to www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com.

Now showing

'The Mouse Trap'

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. - Strangers gather in a boarding house and are stranded in a snow storm; no sooner do they arrive than bodies start to pile up. By Agatha Christie. Continues through Sunday, Sept. 23. Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse, 1559 Boiling Springs Road. For tickets, showtimes and information, call 717-258-3211, 800-430-5468 or go to www.allenberry.com.

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Beatrix Potter stories

FREDERICK, Md. - The three stories in Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre series are "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," "The Tale of Johnny Townmouse" and "The Tale of Tom Kitten." Showtimes are 12:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 1:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays; also selected weekdays. Continues through Saturday, Nov. 3. The theater is at 5 Willowdale Drive. Tickets cost $12. Call 301-662-6600 or go to www.wayoffbroadway.com.

'Red Herring' spoofs vintage film noir

Smoking guns, mistaken identity, and shadowy wharf settings abound in Michael Hollinger's comedic spoof of Hollywood's vintage film noire genre. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Sept. 29; and 8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 9, 16, 23 at Maryland Ensemble Theatre, FSK Hotel, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Tickets cost $22; $19 for students and seniors. All Thursday evening tickets cost $15. For reservations, call 301-694-4744 or go to www.marylandensemble.org.

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