Written By Sherwood Kohn

“Pied Piper,” a humorous musical take on the Pied Piper of Hamelin legend, will take the stage at the Carroll County Arts Center on May 7, 8 and 9.

In the live show, which features 50 young actors, singers and dancers, the rats take over Hamelin and nobody, including the town’s greedy mayor, knows what to do. When the Pied Piper appears and offers to get rid of the rodents, the townsfolk claim they are too poor to pay. Julie Herber of the Maryland Ensemble Theatre directs the production and Tabetha White, of the Carroll County Arts Council, is assistant director and stage manager.

Shows are scheduled for May 7 at 7 p.m., May 8 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and May 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for CCAC members, students and seniors.