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On stage

May 15, 2008

' Rhythms of America'

Featuring music and songs of America through the ages. Continues through Saturday, June 28. Washington County Playhouse, Hagerstown. For tickets, call 301-739-7469 or go to www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com.

'Shadowlands'

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Chambersburg Community Theatre presents "Shadowlands," based on the lives of C.S. Lewis and Joy Gresham. 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, May 18. Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St. Tickets cost $9 to $15, plus a $2 per-ticket handling fee. Purchase tickets at the box office, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 717-263-0202.

'The Fantasticks'

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Two fathers put up a wall between their houses to make sure their children fall in love. It works, but the young lovers become disillusioned and drift apart. 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St. Tickets cost $7 to $15. For tickets, call 304-263-6766.

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'The Philadelphia Story'

Potomac Playmakers present "The Philadelphia Story." Tracy Lord's plans for a perfect second wedding are complicated by the presence of determined tabloid reporters and Dexter, her first husband. 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, Saturday, May 17, Thursday, May 22, and Saturday, May 24; 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18. Women's Club, 31 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $16; $14 for seniors and students.

'Leader of the Pack'

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro Area Senior High School's all-school production is "Leader of the Pack," a Broadway musical celebrating the life and times of Ellie Greenwich. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 21, Thursday, May 22, and Friday, May 23; and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 24. Waynesboro Area Middle School. Tickets cost $6 and will be sold from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Monday, May 19, and Tuesday, May 20; and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 17, in the middle school lobby, 702 E. Second St.

'Bye, Bye Birdie'

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A hip-thrusting, rock 'n' roll superstar (à la Elvis Presley) is drafted into the Army, but his fans refuse to let him leave the stage. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, May 25. Old Opera House Theatre Company, 204 N. George St. Tickets cost $8 to $16. For tickets, call 888-900-7469 or 304-725-4420.

' Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming'

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. -- The war is over and America's years of prosperity are beginning. The Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe has been called to preach in Texas and has already bought a 10-gallon hat. This is his last service at Mount Pleasant Baptist before he and his wife leave. Continues through Sunday, June 1. Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse. For information and show times, call 717-258-3211 or go to www.allenberry.com.

'The Sound of Music'

FREDERICK, Md. -- Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre presents "The Sound of Music." Friday and Saturday evenings and matinees on the first, third and fifth Sunday of each month. 5 Willowdale Drive. Continues through Sunday, June 29. Tickets cost $40 to $44. Call 301-662-6600 or go to www.wayoffbroadway.com.

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