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Entertainment

January 9, 2014

Funny guy presents musical mayhem

HARRISBURG — “The Laughs, The Legend, The Lingenfelter” is Mark D. Lingenfelter’s autobiographical one-man show comprised of a collection of stories and songs about his life growing up as a preacher’s kid in rural central Pennsylvania with a love of musical theater.

Lingenfelter is bringing his hysterically funny show to the area at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the intimate Angino Family Theatre at Open Stage of Harrisburg, 223 Walnut St., located on the street level of the Walnut Street Parking Garage, downtown Harrisburg.

“It’s the story of a person wanting to keep everybody happy and looking for a place to fit in,” Lingenfelter said. “It’s a coming of age tale, if by ‘coming of age’ you mean someone reaching his mid-30s and realizing everything he thought he wanted really wasn’t what he wanted anymore. It’s about putting on the quintessential living room musical.”

Lingenfelter is a performer who blogs and vlogs at adventuresofmark.com, a website devoted to his musings, rants, opinions and humorous takes on finding the adventure and humor in the every day.

For the past two years, Lingenfelter has staged Theatre Harrisburg’s Annual Arts Awards Gala. He has been a teaching artist with Open Stage as well as Inside Broadway in New York City.

He holds a BA in musical theater from Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. and has done further study at the Theatre Games Center in Door County, Wis., and at Celebration Barn Theatre in South Paris, Maine.

Admission is $18. For advanced ticket purchases, call (717) 232-OPEN (6736), at the box office or visit openstagehbg.com. The theater lobby opens one hour prior to performance.

 

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