July 10, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- The Washington County liquor board agreed Wednesday to allow people who are 21 years old or older to consume alcohol in their seats during shows at The Maryland Theatre. Wednesday's decision came two weeks after theater officials and the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, met to discuss complaints from a handful of theater patrons who said people took alcohol to their seats during an April performance by Gaelic Storm, a five-piece Irish band.
August 18, 2013
Ballet and All That Jazz dancers recently completed another successful dance season. Nine high school seniors performed together for the last time in the dance school's spring recital May 18 at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. The dancers are Kristen Davis, Emily Fortney, Maggie Manspeaker, Moriah Garling, Ellen McQuaid, Akelah Taylor, Laura Meckley, Caroline Bradford and Emily Newmann. In June, dancers joined instructor Bonnie Slawson, learning contemporary, jazz and hip-hop dances at jazz camp.
July 23, 2013
A grand opening of the Miss Maryland Photo Gallery at The Maryland Theatre was held June 19. The photo gallery showcases the Miss Maryland winners for the last 37 years. The photos were donated by Mary Pat Kelly and Dale Swope of Dale's Photography. The framing was provided by the following: Bill Davis of Long Meadows Rotary, Barb Jacob, William G. Porter Foundation, Hamilton Family Foundation, Maccaferri Inc. and Ron Bowers. This year marked the 42nd year that Hagerstown has hosted The Miss Maryland Pageant as well as the 78th anniversary of the pageant.
July 18, 2006
People of all ages are invited to perform their talent every Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. No charge to perform; no admission fee to attend. Entertainment for the whole family. Call The Maryland Theatre at 301-790-3500.
March 26, 2009
o View slideshow Joe Bonamassa, right performed with his band Thursday night at the Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. Between 900 and 1,000 people attended the concert.
April 30, 2010
The concert with radio show host and recording artist John Tesh originally scheduled for May 7 at The Maryland Theatre has been postponed to a later date to be determined. Norm Slemenda, general manger of Prettyman Broadcasting, made the announcement Thursday. Current ticket holders should contact the Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown at 301-790-2000 or online at mdtheatre.org for refunds. For more information regarding Tesh, the new Hagerstown concert date or "The John Tesh Radio Show" go to http://www.
April 11, 2013
The first night of the second annual Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown was capped off Wednesday at The Maryland Theatre when Tony Mendez was awarded the festival's first Mendez Award. Thomas B. Riford, president of the film festival's board of directors, said the Mendez Award will be presented at the festival every year as the event's top film award. Mendez thrust the award in the air after it was handed to him by Riford. Mendez had been invited on stage after the screening of the movie “Argo,” which depicts Mendez's actions in 1979, when he helped six Americans escape from Iran.
July 23, 1997
Escapade Theatre Company will perform "The Wizard of Oz" at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, Friday, July 25, at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 26, at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and younger and senior citizens 65 and older. An additional fee of $1, a Maryland Theatre processing charge, will be added to the cost of each ticket. For information, call the theater box office at 301-790-2000 or 1-800-34-SHOWS, or call Escapade Theatre Company at 301-733-4863.
November 18, 2006
Local arts representatives gathered Tuesday at the Arts Council's Gallery in Hagerstown to witness the awarding of more than $20,000 in grants from the Washington County Arts Council and to observe a brief celebration of the council's 39th year. Formed in 1967, the council is celebrating 39 years of serving the community through nurturing the arts. Grants were given to: the Potomac Classical Youth Ballet; the Appalachian Wind Quintet; Authentic Community Theatre; the Maryland Symphony Orchestra; the Hancock Arts Council; Hagers-town Choral Arts; the 12th annual Western Maryland Blues Fest; Augustoberfest; The Maryland Theatre; and more.
December 1, 2007
The time has been changed for a December benefit concert that will raise money to help people pay their utility bills. The Utility Relief Benefit Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. The concert will feature opera singer William Clarence Marshall III and local school choirs. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling Hagerstown Community Affairs Director Karen Giffin at 301-739-8577, ext. 116.