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Coming up NXT: Comedy, murder and love coming to Hagerstown

Coming up NXT: Comedy, murder and love coming to Hagerstown

Comedian, actor Rob Schneider coming to The Maryland Theatre

Well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, Rob Schneider has become one of the most popular touring acts in comedy.

One of his stops in January includes a visit to The Maryland Theatre. Schneider will be the star attraction on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Schneider created and stars in the Netflix docu-series ‘Real Rob’, which focuses on the day-to-day hijinks of Rob’s life. The series marks the first time any actor has ever written, produced, starred in, directed and financed an entire season of a television show.

Schneider first came to prominence on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” along with his SNL friends Adam Sandler, Tim Meadows, and David Spade. He starred in some of the top comedy features of the past 20 years including “Grown Ups,” “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan,” “Big Daddy” and “The Waterboy.” Rob also starred in the movie “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,” which was the second-highest-grossing DVD in the U.S. in 2000, along with “The Hot Chick” and “The Animal.”

Schneider is also a three-time Emmy winner as part of SNL’s writing staff.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.mdtheatre.org.

Theater brings back Brady Bunch with a twist of murder

“A Very Brady Murder!” will run Jan. 10-11 at the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, which is located at the rear of 44 N. Potomac St., in the heart of Hagerstown’s Arts and Entertainment District and City Center.

Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:45 p.m.

Tickets cost $53.50 and include dinner and the show. Bar tab and gratuity are not included. Tickets can be purchased at www.washingtoncounty playhouse.com or by calling 301-739-7469. Children under age 5 not admitted.

Shawn Martin, producing artistic director and owner of the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, suggests getting tickets to the show early as last year’s run did sell out.

The interactive spoof of the old Brady Bunch TV show joins the Brady’s after they are all grown up. They are about to celebrate Mike and Carol’s 25th anniversary when a murder occurs. Greg, Jan and Cindy are part of the story too, but where are Marcia, Peter and Bobby? Everyone is a suspect in the Playhouse’s interactive murder mystery.

Martin said the show has a lot of audience participation as they can question the suspects and record their answers in a dossier.

“We collect the dossiers and the people with the most correct answers are put into a drawing with others from that night for a drawing to win two tickets to a future production,” Martin said.

Authentic Community Theatre presents West Side Story

Wilson Jermaine Heredia, who won a Tony Award for his role in “Rent,” stars in Authentic Community Theatre’s production of West Side Story.

The shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Jan. 18, at The Maryland Theatre.

The story is based on young lovers who are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in one of the most important and powerful musicals of all time.

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments.

To purchase tickets, go to www.mdtheatre.org or call 301-790-2000.

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