Marriotts Ridge students are back on the stage with comedic 'Charley's Aunt'

Hot on the heels of the sold-out "Jukebox" performances by the students at Marriotts Ridge High School comes "Charley's Aunt," a raucous farce set in 19th century England.

During this time period, of course, proper young ladies required a chaperone, so what are two lovesick young Oxford men to do when the chaperone in question — Charley's Aunt — is delayed? Why, dress up a hapless fellow student in drag, naturally, so that they may still woo their ladies. What could possibly go wrong?

Performances are scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 17-19 at 7 p.m. and a matinee Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 each; to reserve yours, email Caren Fitzpatrick at

Additionally, in keeping with Marriotts Ridge tradition, the school's National Art Honor Society will host a British tea prior to the Sunday matinee, at 1:30 p.m. This event also costs $10 and includes a handmade teacup to take home.

For tea tickets, email

Woodstock resident Nancy Gaither, who happens to be president of the Harbor City Music Company Show Chorus, has some good news to share about her group's accomplishments. This October, 65 ladies traveled to Houston for the Sweet Adeline International Contest and they came home with the Harmony Achievement Award, presented to the highest-scoring group with no more than 66 members competing. This is HCMC's third consecutive medal. Congratulations.

HCMC consists of more than 70 female a cappella harmonizers from across the state and the chorus always seeks women who love to sing. If you fit the bill, feel free to join the group any Wednesday night from 7:25 to 10 p.m. at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, in Brooklyn Park.

To learn more about these delightful songstresses, call 800-856-9868, or go to You can also check out Harbor City Music Company Show Chorus on Facebook.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church usually holds its community feast on the fourth Thursday of the month, but this month, that date coincides with Thanksgiving. Come out Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. instead to enjoy a delicious meal donated by Smokin' Hot Catering. The church address is 2892 Route 97, in Glenwood. All are welcome.

As always, patrons can sit and enjoy the meal, or take it to go. The cost is $9 per person or $30 maximum per family, and proceeds will benefit the St. Andrew's music program.

The good folks at St. Andrew's would also like you to mark your calendars for their annual Breakfast with St. Nick, scheduled for Dec. 3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Vendors may purchase space to display their crafts and other wares for $25 per table.

To learn more, call Lynne Quinn at 410-442-5445.

Glenelg United Methodist Church would like to invite the community to attend the next installment in its community concert series — a huge, five-church collaboration — Sunday, Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Choirs from Bethany, Glen Mar, Linden Linthicum and Mt. Zion United Methodist churches will join Glenelg United at 13900 Burntwoods Road, in Glenelg, to perform both individually and collectively. Light refreshments will follow.

The concert is free, but an offering will be collected in support of Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

For more information, call 410-531-2324.

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