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Romeo And Juliet

January 21, 1998
Tom Chapin Saturday, Feb. 7, children's concert at 3 p.m., adult concert at 8 p.m. Mountain Green Concerts Kepler Theater Hagerstown Junior College Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown Tickets for the adult concert are $15, reserved. Tickets for the children's concert are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and younger. There is a family maximum of $15. "Pick four" ticket packages, four concerts for $50, also are available. For information, call 301-790-2800, extension 309. Maryland Symphony Orchestra featuring Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet Overture" and "Marche Slav" and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" Saturday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. The Maryland Theatre 21 S. Potomac St. Hagerstown Tickets are $10 to $30. Full-time students and children pay half price.
January 13, 2011
The Top Five Honoring King Two events honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. • Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery in downtown Hagerstown will commemorate King on Saturday. Thomas C. Segar will speak and Aaron Worthy and Joshua St. Hill will perform a musical tribute. 3 p.m. at the gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown. The event is free and open to the public. Call 301-791-6191. • On Monday, Hagerstown Community College will host a celebration of King’s life with a musical performance by the Greater Campher Temple Combined Choir, a dramatic rendition by the Rev. Darin Mency of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and a talk by Chad Adero, director of Multicultural Student Services at Frederick Community College.
Bill Kohler | March 11, 2013
First, it was Twinkies. Then it was Saturday mail delivery. Now, it's my Gibble's chips??!! Oh, the humanity! How much pain and suffering can we as humans take before we just give in to our urges and indulge in other less-fun guilty pleasures such as eating right and exercise? Shouldn't we be doing something about this latest corporate American tragedy that makes Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” look like “Mary Had a Little Lamb?” Shouldn't we as chip-eating Americans be rallying on the steps of the currently idled Nibble with Gibble's plant on Molly Pitcher Highway between Greencastle and Chambersburg?
by ERICA COLLIFLOWER | December 5, 2006
Try to imagine life without fiction and the people who make up that world. It's really hard, because fictional characters play an integral role in every person's life. For every stage of life - contented child, sullen teenager or stressed adult - there are fictional people who influence behaviors or attitudes. These characters make their audiences laugh and cry. Oftentimes, they represent an ideal to strive for or repulse people with ugly attitudes or conduct. Brooklyn Needy believes that, historically, fictional characters were created to inspire us. Needy, a sophomore at North Hagers-town High School, says fictional characters "help people work through problems.
by TRISH RUDDER | December 5, 2004 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - The Ice House production of "Annie" is what community theater is all about. Beth and Tom Brooks, directors of the play, have been instrumental in bringing community members in to perform in the Ice House Theater Projects in Berkeley Springs. Tom Brooks and his wife have acting backgrounds. He received a master's degree in acting from the University of Alabama and spent more than 20 years in little theater production as an actor and director.
By BOB GARVER | Special to The Herald-Mail | February 14, 2011
I since rely believe that "Gnomeo and Juliet" was made after the following conversation between two executives in Disney's "Low Creativity, Moderate Profits" department: Exec 1:   We want to do "Romeo and Juliet" for kids, but the characters shouldn't be human.  Let's do it with some cute little creatures that will make the movie more family-friendly. Exec 2:  Why don't we make the title a pun?  Kids love puns.  Or at least we'll tell them they love puns.
By KAREN HANNA | December 12, 2005
Editor's note: This the second story in an occasional series profiling teachers who were nominated last year for Washington County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. HAGERSTOWN Not all the students in extended English 9 consider themselves readers. But sharing their own poetry gets them excited. Welcome to "open mike poetry share," in South Hagerstown High School Room 123. Teacher Lisa Fichthorn-Scumpieru, one of last year's Washington County Public Schools Teacher of the Year finalists, always is looking for creative ways to reach and inspire her students.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | June 30, 2013
 In the world of theater, a playwright writes the words and an actor speaks them. But it is the director who has to make sure the playwright's vision goes from the writing on paper to being portrayed by walking, talking human beings.  And for playwrights today, especially ones who are staging new pieces of work, the partnership between the playwright and director is invaluable.  For Contemporary American Theater Festival first-timers playwright...
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