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April 19, 2007|By [CHRISTINA LEE]


The lowdown -- It is believed that Louis XIV banned the first production of Tartuffe, or "The Hypocrite," because of its harsh criticism of morality and religious piety. But audiences everywhere have grown to appreciate playwright Moliere's comedic talents. The Vagabond Players bring Richard Wilbur's verse translation to Baltimore tomorrow through May 20.

If you go -- Showtimes at the Vagabond, 806 S. Broadway, are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 20. Tickets are $13-$15. Call 410-563-9135.


The lowdown -- Tomorrow and Saturday, the state's oldest professional ballet company will revitalize a classic comedy. At Prince George's Community College's Hallam Theatre, the National Ballet Company will retell the story of Coppelia, a beautiful doll that gains the affection of a boy, Franz, and the jealousy of his betrothed, Swanilda.

If you go -- Showtimes of Coppelia are 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and 3 p.m. Saturday. The theater is at 301 Largo Road in Largo. Tickets are $15-$25. Call 301-218-9822.

Student musicians

The lowdown -- On Sunday, Maryland Conservatory of Music's Music is Magic! showcase will offer the best of its student performers. Music will range from Bach to Broadway, instrumental and voice. A "meet the artist" reception will follow.

If you go -- The showcase starts at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of John Carroll School, 703 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Tickets are $10-$20. Call 410-399-9900 or go to

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