Top Fives for April 27-May 5

April 29, 2010

Top Five

Get 'Into the Woods'

Friday is opening night for Hagerstown Children's Theater's production of "Into The Woods." The musical intertwines the stories of fairy tale characters such as Cinderella, Prince Charming, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty and explores the consequences of their hopes and dreams. 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1; 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1. The Maryland Theatre, South Potomac Street, downtown Hagerstown. $20; $17, children and seniors. Call 301-790-2000 for tickets. Call 301-991-0611, 301-733-8261 or go to

Leaders lip-synch for charity

Showcase of the Stars benefit for San Mar Children's Home is at 6 p.m. Saturday at Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Entertainment include lip-synching by local celebrities for charity. Call 301-733-9067.

Elvis is in the building

Kevin Booth will present his "Tribute to Elvis" and "Legends of Rock and Roll." The Cruisers will also perform. 6 p.m. doors open; Cruisers from 7 to 8 p.m.; Kevin Booth performance 8 p.m. to midnight. Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. $10, general admission; $20 VIP seating. Call 301-797-9004, ext. 3.


Opera? Huh uh.

Corey Evan Rotz will perform "The Ballads of Broadway." Rotz will be accompanied by Brian Helman, piano; Sam Hepfer, drums; Herm Hopple, string bass. 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St. $20. For tickets, call 717-263-0202.

Texas-sized musical comedy

Washington County Playhouse will present a musical featuring the outsized personalities and plotlines of Texas; rated approximately PG-13 for subject matter and language. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, June 26; 1 p.m. selected Sundays. Tickets cost $31 to $35. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. For reservations, call 301-739-7469 or go to .

Top Five Free

Let's wrestle

The National Wrestling League and its sister league, House of Pain Wrestling Federation, hosts free bouts 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at its headquarters, the House of Pain, 237 E. Franklin St. in downtown Hagerstown. Reservations are required; seating is limited. Go to, call 301-797-0627 or e-mail

Watch a movie

"Regarding Henry," rated PG-13, will be the featured film. Harrison Ford plays a lawyer who survives a shooting but loses his speech, mobility and memory. 7 p.m. in Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall. Free. Go to or call 304-876-1837.

Museum ramble

Many museums throughout Washington County host special events and open their doors for free or reduced admission this weekend. For a listing of museums, click here.

Celebrate May

Morris dance performances, parade, maypole and contra dancing. Parade starts at noon at German and Church streets and proceeds to Rumsey Monument Park, off North Mill Street. Additional dancing on Sunday, May 2. For a complete schedule, go to, call 304-263-2531 or e-mail

Music recital at museum

The concert will showcase Shepherd University's top music students. 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to


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