On stage

May 22, 2008

' The Philadelphia Story'

Potomac Playmakers present "The Philadelphia Story." Tracy Lord's plans for a perfect second wedding are complicated by the presence of reporters and her first husband. 8 p.m. today and Saturday, May 24. Women's Club, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $16; $14 for seniors and students. Call 301-797-8182 for more information.

'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. today; 8 p.m. Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24; and 2:30 p.m. 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


FREDERICK, Md. -- Robert is a bachelor who is handsome, charming and successful. He has everything but a wife. The musical explores relationships: love and commitment, fear and longing, through the portrayal of five married couples, as seen through Robert's eyes. Fridays and Saturdays, some Sundays and Thursdays. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St. Tickets cost $24; $21 for students and seniors; $15 for Thursday shows and post show discussions. For days and times, go to or call 301-694-4744.

'Rhythms of America'

A musical revue. Fridays and Saturdays, and matinees on Sundays, June 8 and June 22, through Saturday, June 28. Washington County Playhouse, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $17.50 to $30 and include dinner and show. For information and show times, call 301-739-7469 or go to

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