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Compass Rose’s Rollicking Fairy Tale

A delightful production suitable for families and children, Seven in One Blow or the Brave Little Kid is adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm. Children in the audience join in with singing and organized shout-outs. Enthralling for ages 3-10 and fun for adults, too. Sa 11am & 2pm, Su 2pm at Compass Rose Theater, Annapolis. $15 w/discounts: 410-980-6662; www.compassrosetheater.org.

Pasadena Theatre Company

A Christmas Carol opens hearts to the possibility of redemption in Charles Dickens’ story of Scrooge. Playing FSa and Dec. 13-15 at 8pm; Su 3pm at Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park. $19 w/discounts: 410-636-6597; www.Chesapeakearts.org.

Pasadena Theatre Company

A Christmas Carol opens hearts to the possibility of redemption in Charles Dickens’ story of Scrooge. Playing FSa and Dec. 13-15 at 8pm; Su 3pm at Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park. $19 w/discounts: 410-636-6597; www.Chesapeakearts.org.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

You’ll see the story of Christmas with new eyes. Read Michelle Steel’s review of Twin Beach Players’ production in this week’s paper. Also playing Dec. 13-15. FSa 7pm, Su 3pm at North Beach Boys and Girls Club, North Beach. $12 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-474-4214; www.twinbeachplayers.com.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Best Christmas Pageant Ever You’ll see the story of Christmas with new eyes. Read Michelle Steel’s review of Twin Beach Players’ production in this week’s paper. Also playing Dec. 13-15. FSa 7pm, Su 3pm at North Beach Boys and Girls Club, North Beach. $12 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-474-4214; www.twinbeachplayers.com.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare’s whimsical story of romance, mischief and magic is transported to a wintry forest for a seasonal escape with a little magic from Annapolis Shakespeare Company. Playing thru Dec. 22, Th-F 8pm; Sa 2 and 8pm; Su 3pm at Bowie Playhouse, White March Park Dr., Bowie $24 w/discounts: 410-415-3513; www.annapolisshakespeare.org.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare’s whimsical story of romance, mischief and magic is transported to a wintry forest for a seasonal escape with a little magic from Annapolis Shakespeare Company. Playing thru Dec. 22, Th-F 8pm; Sa 2 and 8pm; Su 3pm at Bowie Playhouse, White March Park Dr., Bowie $24 w/discounts: 410-415-3513; www.annapolisshakespeare.org.

Annapolis Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

“The Annapolis Shakespeare Theater has shaken up the Bard to magical effect,” writes Bay Weekly reviewer Jane Elkin of this transposition of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy to a wintry forest. The whimsical story of romance, mischief and magic follows four young lovers into the woods on a sparkling cold night as they become the unwitting victims in a lover’s quarrel between the king and queen of fairies. When a group of locals rehearsing a play also gets caught up in the madness, the comical snarl of spells seems impossible to sort out.

King Williams Players at St. John’s ~ free

The King William Players perform A Door Made of Frosted Glass. F & Sa 8pm at St. John’s College Key Auditorium, Annapolis: 410-626-2539; www.stjohnscollege.edu/events.

New Direction’s Ebony Scrooge

New Direction Community Theater modernizes a classic Christmas story. F & Sa 7pm at College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick. $7 w/discounts: 443-624-4484; ndctheater@gmail.com.