Five for your planner: Wednesday, Nov. 30
Front row from left, Addie Bavari and Nicole Silver. Back row, Xavier Lyles and A.P. Kopec star in "Liquored-Up Lucille's Holiday Bonanaz." The show opens Friday. (By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer)
1. Raise a glass to holiday fun
Washington County Playhouse will present "Liquored-Up Lucille's Holiday Bonanaz." 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 and 18. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Opens Friday, Dec. 2, continues through Friday, Dec. 23. $38.50; $34.50 for seniors and students; $25 for children ages 5 to 11; $15 show only on Fridays (limited seating). For reservations, call 301-739-7469.
2. Say hello to Birdie
The Waynesboro Children's Theatre Troupe will present "Bye Bye Birdie," a musical comedy about Conrad Birdie, a '50s-era singer who chose the military life against the wishes of his fans. The show features more than 100 area youth. 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, through Saturday, Dec. 3; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Waynesboro Middle School, 702 E. Main St.,Waynesboro, Pa. $6. Tickets are on sale now and a limited number may still be on sale at the time of production. Go to www.wctt.org.
3. Prison tales
Robinwood Players will perform "Marat/Sade" based on the story of the Marquis de Sade and the plays that he staged with fellow inmates while imprisoned in Charenton Asylum. Contains mature subject matter not suitable for children. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Hagerstown Community College, Classroom Building Auditorium (CLR-111), Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $10; free for HCC students, staff and faculty. Purchase tickets in advance at the HCC Bookstore by calling 240-500-2271 or at the door. Email email@example.com.
4. Finding a good read
Holiday book signing event featuring Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb, Grace Burrowes, Anita Clenney, Joyce Lamb and local history authors S.D. Sawyer and Tim Snyder. Books signed must be purchased at the event. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Turn the Page Bookstore, 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro. Free tickets available beginning at 10 a.m. Call 301-432-4588 or go to www.ttpbooks.com.
5. Santa Claus is on his way
A small parade will bring Santa Claus into Hancock at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, West Main Street, Hancock. He'll stop at the large Christmas tree on Main Street at Joseph Hancock Jr. Park. Santa Claus will meet and greet the children and give out small treats. Parents are welcome to bring their cameras for photos. Sponsored by Hancock in Motion. To enter the parade or for information, call 301-988-2776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.