Pianist to perform Liszt
Daniel Blumenthal ranks among the best French pianists, and his Liszt playing is particularly prized. Tomorrow at 3 p.m. he will join the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Barry Tuckwell, in works by that composer and by George Gershwin. The concert will take place in Hagerstown's Maryland Theater (21 S. Potomac St.) Call (301) 790-2000 for details.
Moliere's comedy classic, "The Miser," with a new translation by Albert Bermel, is currently on stage at the Vagabond Theatre. The only thing a stingy old man values in this world is his gold, which is hidden in his garden. The treasure is unearthed by a thieving servant, and then the fun begins. Vincent Kimball is the miser. The supporting cast includes Celia Rocca, John Compher, Anne Greene and Mike Moran. Directed by Ann Mainolfi. The excellent set design is by Ferd Mainolfi. 8:30 p.m. 806 S. Broadway. Tickets: $9. Call (410) 563-9135.
Winfred Walsh "Grand Canyon" examines the daily activities of a group of people who live in Los Angeles, where daily living can be filled with both joy and woe. Kevin Kline, Danny Glover and Steve Martin star in the film, which takes its time but ultimately wins the audience. Mr. Kline plays a man whose wife finds an abandoned child and hopes to keep it, and Mr. Martin's character produces films that dwell on violence. Lawrence Kasdan ("The Big Chill") directed. Language, nudity, violence. Rating: R. ***
Lou Cedrone Rod Stewart, who plays the Capital Centre tomorrow night, may be rock and roll's greatest comeback. Although he seemed the very definition of a rock dinosaur a dozen years ago, his recent concerts have found him at the height of his powers. When he played the Merriweather Post Pavilion last summer, his voice was as strong as it has ever been, and his performance was more energetic than it was 20 years ago. And there's no reason to imagine his show tomorrow will be any different. Show time is 8 p.m.; tickets are $25. Call (410) 481-600.