Staff picks for Feb. 3-9

February 03, 2011
  • Washington County Playhouse presents "Nunsense," with, from left, Laura Speis, Allison Banzhoff, Vicki Leisher, Renee Levin and Suanne Eckel.
By Colleen McGrath/Staff Photographer

The Top Five
A musical comedy adventure with music composed by Leonard Bernstein. 8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 4 and 11, and Saturdays, Feb. 5 and 12; and 3 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 6 and 13. Shepherd University’s Frank Center Theater, off W.Va. 45, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $15; $10, faculty, staff and students ages 18 and younger. No reservations will be taken. Cash or check only. Call 304-876-5555 or go to

Comedy show
A comedy show presented by Comedy Central featuring Michael Aronin, Mark Matusof and Mike Diesel. Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., downtown Martinsburg, W.Va. $12. Call 304-263-6766.

A musical comedy about five nuns presenting a benefit show in order to raise funds to bury fellow sisters who died unexpectedly. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. Continues through Saturday, Feb. 26. The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., rear, downtown Hagerstown. $25 to $38.50. Catholic priests admitted free on Fridays when accompanied by a paying guest. Call 301-739-7469.

Southern-fried comedy
Fayro, Texas, needs saving and it’s up to the Futrelle sisters to save it. Fridays, Feb. 4 and 11; Saturdays, Feb. 5 and 12; Sundays, Feb. 6 and 13. Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W.Va. Tickets cost $8 to $17. Call 304-725-4420 or go to

Ski-movie fundraiser
“The Story” showcases the talent of mountain sports’ biggest stars, including Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn and Bobby Brown. A fundraiser to help Two Top Adaptive Sports Foundation provide ski equipment and instruction for Wounded Warriors at Whitetail Ski Resort. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bridge of Life Center, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $10 per person. For tickets go to or purchase at the door. Go to

The Five Free
Can you say ‘friend’ in Japanese?
Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown opens a new exhibit on Japanese culture at 1 p.m. Friday with Japanese-style refreshments and displays of traditional origami, games and more. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-790-0076.

The genesis of ‘The Creation’
Erik Reid Jones will discuss Haydn’s “The Creation.” This is the first of four lectures on composers; cosponsored by Washington County Free Library and The Maryland Symphony Orchestra. 7 p.m. Friday at Maryland Symphony Orchestra office, 30 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 123.

Super Bowl party
HoBoJaMi will play three hours of progressive party blues from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday before the Super Bowl. The Landing, 710 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. 301-393-0888.

‘Death from the Skies’
Larry Marschall will discuss “Death From the Skies: The Threat of Asteroids and Comets.” Tri-State Astronomers will set up telescopes for sky viewing after the program. 7 p.m. today at Renfrew Museum and Park visitors center, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Snow date is Thursday, Feb. 17. Free. Call Renfrew Institute at 717-762-0373.

Poetry Out Loud regionals
Local poetry-recitation winners from Washington, Frederick and Baltimore counties will compete for a chance to advance to the state competition. Due to weather concerns, this event has been rescheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call Christine Stewart at 410-767-6476 or go to

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