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Ongoing stage shows

September 13, 2007

'The Mouse Trap'

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. - In this classic mystery by Agatha Christie, strangers gather in a boarding house, stranded in a snow storm. No sooner do they arrive than bodies start to pile up. Continues through Sunday, Sept. 23. 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.

'A Chorus Line'

FREDERICK, Md. - A celebration of the members of the chorus who dance behind the stars, the unsung heroes of the American musical theater. Fridays and Saturdays, with matinees on the first, third and fifth Sunday of every month and select Thursday evenings. Continues through Saturday, Nov. 3. Way Off Broadway, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick, Md. $41, Friday and Saturday performances; $39 for Sunday and Thursday matinees. Call 301-662-6600 or go to www.wayoffbroadway.com.

Well-loved children's stories

In Way Off Broadway's production of "Three Tales From Beatrix Potter," Will Emory plays Johnny Town-Mouse, left, Sarah Laughland plays Tom Kitten, and Andrew McClain plays Peter Rabbit in stories inspired by the English author-illustrator. Showtimes are 12:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 1:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays; also selected weekdays. The show continues through Saturday, Nov. 3, at the theater, 5 Willowdale Drive in Frederick, Md. Tickets cost $12. Call 301-662-6600 or go to www.wayoffbroadway.com.

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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. Final showtimes are Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15. For reservations, call 301-739-7469. For more information, go to www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com.

Suddenly, a shot rang out

Smoking guns, mistaken identity and shadowy wharf settings abound in Michael Hollinger's comedic spoof of Hollywood's vintage film noir genre. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Sept. 29; and 8 p.m. today and Thursdays, Sept. 20 and 27; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 16 and 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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