Staff picks for Feb. 2 to 8

February 02, 2012
  • Vicki Leisher, left, plays Reverend Mother and Kelly Kozlowski, right, is Sister Amnesia in this scene from Nunsense 2: The Second Coming. The play opens Friday, Feb. 3, at The Washington County Playhouse in downtown Hagerstown.
By Joe Crocetta/Staff Photographer

The Top Five

‘Nunsense II’
The sequel to “Nunsense” opens Friday. 6 p.m. dinner, followed by show Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 25; and 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. The Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St. rear, downtown Hagerstown. $42 adults; $29, ages 5 to 11, dinner and show included. Call 301-739-7469.

Love songs
Decorations, elegant dining, vocal and dance performances. 6 p.m. gift shop, marshmallow roasting, gourmet chocolate treats and Valentine portraits; 6:30 p.m. dinner; 7:30 p.m. variety show. On selected days Friday, Feb. 3, through Saturday, Feb. 18. Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Road, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $27 to $30. Call 301-797-7999 or go to

‘Sweeney Todd’
“Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will be performed by Shepherd University students. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 12. Shepherd University’s Frank Center, off University Drive, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $15; $10 for faculty, staff and students ages 18 and younger; free for Shepherd students with Rambler ID and Friends of Music Gold and Silver MAC cardholders. Call 304-876-5555 or go to

Mr. Songman
Who can resist a man in a rhinestone jumpsuit singing love songs? Two Elvis tribute artists perform on Saturday:
• Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis features costumes and a concert band. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $25 to $35. Call 301-790-3500 or go to
• Elvis tribute artist Bob Lougheed will perform a concert to benefit March of Dimes Saturday. There will also be light food, games of chance, photos with Elvis. 7 p.m. Scotland Community Center, 3832 Scotland Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. $15 adults; $10 ages younger than 12. Call 717-262-2451 or 717-263-7425.

Student jazz concert
Washington County All-County Band and Jazz Ensemble features high school and middle school musicians. 7 p.m. Saturday at North Hagerstown High School, Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown. $4 in advance; $5 at the door.

Top Five Free

Two art receptions in Hagerstown
• Artwork by Washington County art educators. Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Exhibit continues through Tuesday, March 6. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132 or go to
• Artist Kevin Watson will exhibit mixed media art. Live music, light refreshments. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, email or go to

Organ recital
Mark King will present an organ recital of works by J.S. Bach, Marge Peacher, Claude Debussy and Cesar Franck. 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-2560, ext. 108.

Open studio
Metal sculptor Scott Cawood will open his art studio. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Cawood Art Studio, 3829 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg. Free. Call 301-432-2131, email or go to

Big game, big screen
The public is invited to bring a prepared dish and a snack and watch the Super Bowl on Sunday on the big screen. Meat and drinks will be provided by the church. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; kickoff at 6:18 p.m. Bridge Of Life, 6 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. RSVP to 301-791-1674 or fill out the contact form on

Black history program
A black history tribute. Presenters and presenters include Jonathan Burrs, Nettie Anderson-Burrs, Fanny Crawford, Dwain Esmond, Kerensa Gray, Sandra Ortiz and Aaron Worthy. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Review & Herald auditorium, 55 W. Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, email or go to

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