On stage

February 21, 2008

'The Cryptogram'

Gettysburg Stage's production of David Mamet's play takes the audience through fast-paced scenes that are dramatic, mysterious and puzzling. A young boy can't sleep; he's waiting for his dad to pick him up and take him on a fishing trip. But things are not what they seem. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 8. Keefauver Center, 157 Lefever St., Gettysburg, Pa. $12; $10 for students and ages 60 and older. For reservations, call 866-859-5192 or e-mail Go to

'Little Shop of Horrors'

A down-trodden skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he develops an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, March 8. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. For tickets and information, call 301-739-7469.

'Lend Me a Tenor'

FREDERICK, Md. --- In this farce, the world-famous tenor Tito Merelli has been hired to open the season with a performance of Verdi's "Otello." But things don't turn out as planned. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday evening with matinees on the first, third and fifth Sunday of each month through Saturday, April 5. Way Off Broadway, 5 Willowdale Drive. Tickets cost $40 to $44. To purchase tickets, call 301-662-6600. Go to


'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'

FREDERICK, Md. -- The story of a little girl with golden curls who pays a visit to the cottage of the Three Bears. Saturday afternoons and the second and fourth Sunday of every month and selected added weekdays through April 9. Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre, 5 Willowdale Drive. $13 per person, includes lunch. Call 301-662-6600 or go to

Murder mystery weekends

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. -- "Most Likely to Succeed -- Murder" features high school alumnae reuniting to reminisce. But some come to settle scores. Participate in an entire weekend of meals, music, mystery and murder. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, April 20; call for complete schedule. Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse. Tickets cost $360 per person double occupancy; $510 per person single occupancy. For reservations, call 800-430-5468 or 717-258-3211.

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