ROCKVILLE -- Perennial Parke Players Melodrama piano player Andy Snowden will perform his 300th melodrama performance Friday, at the opening night of the 40th Covered Bridge Festival Melodrama at the Ritz Theater in Rockville.
Snowden took over as the "pit" piano player for the Covered Bridge Festival production in 1977 after his uncle William T. Ott passed away.
Ott had played for the thousands of visitors who attended the first seven melodrama productions that Parke Players presented.
The 2010 melodrama production of "Egad, The Woman In White," will be presented every evening during the Covered Bridge Festival except for Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Snowden will perform daily during the festival at the melodrama mini-stage on the west side of the square in Rockville.
For more information and a music preview, visit the Parke Players website at www.parkeplayers.com.