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Community Theater; Performing Arts and Theatre; Entertainment

Dickens’ classic tale of the miserly, miserable Scrooge who gets a second chance at happiness thanks to the three spi
Compass Rose’s Brigadoon Emerging from the mists of Scotland just once in a century is the town of Brigadoon, a place of wonderment and adventure. This love story beguiles audiences as it leads two American travelers into the world of long ago. There is danger and darkness in this place out of time, but love abides in the end, with this tribute to simplicity, true love and goodness. Show runs thru Dec. 20. Th 7pm, F 8pm, Sa 2pm & 8pm, Su 2pm, Compass Rose Theater, Annapolis, $38 w/discounts, rsvp: Compassrosetheater.org.
The king of the jungle gets his own musical in this production based on the Disney film and presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International of New York City. Show runs thru Nov. 15. FSa 7:30pm, Su 2pm, Sa Nov. 14 matinee 2pm, Kaufman Theater, AACC, Arnold, $25 w/discounts, rsvp: 410-777-2457.
 “MacDonald evokes intensities of exultation and angst as Poe,” writes Bay Weekly reviewer Karen Lambert about this intimate look at the legendary Edgar Allen Poe, his poetry and inspiration. Read full review at bayweekly.com under arts and culture tab. Thru Nov. 25. TuW 6:30 prix fixe dinner, 1747 Pub at Reynolds Tavern, Annapolis, $75, rsvp: info@annapolisshakespeare.org.
Join our heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court to find safety and, eventually, love in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, she and her cousin Celia encounter memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques, who gives many of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches. Oct. 17 thru Nov. 15. FSa 8pm, Su 3pm, Studio 111, Chinquapin Round Rd., Annapolis, $40 w/discounts, rsvp: annapolisshakepeare.org.
Follow the fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize, despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. Great show for families. Thru Nov. 14. FrSa 8pm, Su 3pm, Sa Nov 14 at 3pm, Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park Dr., $22 w/discounts, rsvp: 410-757-5700.
From the author H.G. Wells comes this sinister tale of what it means to be human and the dangers of using science to play God. Stranded on a mysterious island, Edward Prendick encounters horrific creations born from Dr. Moreau’s experiments. Free popcorn nightly for costumed playgoers. Thru Nov. 1. FSa 8pm (except 9pm on Oct. 31); Su 3pm. Trick-or-treat show Th Oct. 29 7pm: pay as you may, 410-286-1890, $15 w/discounts, rsvp: twinbeachplayers.com.