Light the lights. Set the stage. And break a leg. The Great White Way has come to town. No need to trek to the Big Apple when the best of Broadway is right here on the stages of our local high schools.
Carole Graham Lehan has raised the bar at Glenelg Country School with the rarely produced musical "A Day in Hollywood, A Night in Ukraine" with performances on March 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and March 9 at 2 and 7 p.m.
The rollicking musical takes place at the Mulitz Theater at Glenelg Country School, 12793 Folly Quarter Road in Ellicott City. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at http://www.glenelg.org/performing.
The drama team has the usual sizzle going strong with a tribute to the zany antics of 1930's Hollywood and Marx Brothers-style nostalgia.
Senior Tyler Hooper is ending his drama career on the stage of Glenelg Country School with a bang as the lead prankster backed up by the usual first rate choreography and musical renditions performed by a huge cast of talented teens.
Tap dancing, musical numbers by the likes of Jerry Herman and a fantastic 1930's Hollywood set make for top notch family entertainment.
Just up the road at Glenelg High School, the beautiful sounds of Stephen Sondheim are alive and well as the cast of "Into the Woods" fill the auditorium with hilarity and with pathos.
No one has interpreted fairy tales like Sondheim and the students at Glenelg High are giving it all they've got. Susan Miller has a huge cast of singers, dancers and actors raising the rooftop with the likes of the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack of beanstalk fame and Little Red Riding Hood.
Musical numbers are at once hilarious as in "Agony" and in turn heartbreaking as in "Stay with Me." How lucky we are in this community to have such top rate musical theater just a stone's throw from home.
Performances are on March 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and on March 10 at 2 p.m. Glenelg High is at 14025 Burntwoods Road in Glenelg. Call 410-313-5528 for ticket information.
If Celtic sounds are what you crave, then mark your calendar for Glenwood's own band, the Mighty Kelltones, which performs March 22 at noon at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood.
No admission for this band, but reservations are recommended by calling 410-313-4480. The band's repertoire includes traditional Celtic sounds to upbeat Americana.
Kathie Lillie's celtic harp has been described as nothing less than ethereal. Lillie also performs on the concertina and the pipes, while her husband Ralph Lillie leads on guitar. Rounding out the group is Anna Marsh with vocals and keyboard.
The band welcomes folks to sample their music at http://www.mightykelltones.com.
The Dayton Oaks Learning Together Program Regional Early Child Center is accepting applications for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2013-2014 school year. Applicants must by 3 years old by Dec. 31, 2013. Applications are due by March 15 and may be obtained at the Dayton Oaks Elementary School front office. Questions? Call 410-313-1581.