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Dignity Players’ Spelling Bee

  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows six quirky adolescent competitors in the Putnam Valley Middle School spelling bee, run by three equally quirky grownups. “Along with crazy fun, Dignity’s production restores these kids’ dignity in all its anxious misery,” writes Bay Weekly reviewer Jane Elkin. Read the full review at www.bayweekly.com under Arts & Culture tab. $20 FSa; $15 Th. www.dignityplayers.org. Location Dignity Players Unitarian Universalist Church Annapolis; Phone: 410-266-8044 x127 See map: Google Maps

Into the Woods at Summer Garden

  Into the Woods twists expectations and the familiar fairytales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack (of beanstalk fame). All ends well in Act 1, but there’s more to come after happily ever after. Showing thru Sept. 1: Th-Su  $20:   www.summergarden.com.  Location Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s outdoor City Dock Playhouse Phone: 410-268-9212 See map: Google Maps

Christian Theatre

Watch local playwright Matthew Konerth’s original play The Third Day, which poses a couple of startling questions: Was the resurrection story created to save Jesus’ message? What if not all the disciples believed? FSa 7pm; Su 2pm at All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Rd., Sunderland. donation: 410-257-6306; www.allsaints1692.org. 

BCT’s Tale of the Allergist’s Wife

Marjorie Taub’s perfect Upper West Side life — filled with a marriage to a successful doctor, high-profile parties at the Met and performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music — is shaken when a childhood friend reappears. Bowie Community Theatre’s production of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife plays thru July 27. Read Jane Elkin’s review in this week’s paper. FSa 8pm; Su 2pm at Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park, Bowie.

Talent Machine’s Once On This Island

Young actors sing and dance in the Talent Machine’s Once On This Island, a contemporary Caribbean-flavored musical adaptation of The Little Mermaid. FSa 7:30pm; Su 2pm & 6:30pm at St. John’s College, Key Auditorium. $12; rsvp: 410-956-0512; www.talentmachine.com. 

Last Weekend to See[title of show]

“Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre [title of the show] travels in 90 minutes from a simple theater story to a universal longing. That’s the goal of good theater and this show delivers that — and good music, too,” writes Bay Weekly reviewer Davina Grace Hill about a show following two aspiring writers who create and produce an original show in three weeks. Playing thru July 20. Th-Sa8:30pm at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St.

Last Weekend to See[title of show]

“Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre [title of the show] travels in 90 minutes from a simple theater story to a universal longing. That’s the goal of good theater and this show delivers that — and good music, too,” writes Bay Weekly reviewer Davina Grace Hill about a show following two aspiring writers who create and produce an original show in three weeks. Playing thru July 20. Th-Sa8:30pm at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St.

Summer Garden’s [title of show]

“In 90 minutes [title of the show] travels from a simple theater story to a tale of universal longing. That’s the goal of good theater and this show delivers that — and good music, too,” writes Bay Weekly reviewer Davina Grace Hill about a show following two aspiring but struggling writers thru the gauntlet of creative self-expression as they write and produce an original show in three weeks. Playing thru July 20.

Infinity Theatre Company’s She Loves Me

Travel back to the 1930s as two Maraczek’s Parfumerie workers escape from the stress of one another with anonymous pen pals, who happen — surprise! — to be each other. Naturally, they unsuspectingly fall in love. Infinity Theatre’s She Loves Me plays thru August 4. Th 2pm and7pm; FSa 8pm; Su 2pm at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis, Bay Head Park, 1661 Bay Head Rd., Annapolis.

Bowie Theatre’s Tale of the Allergist’s Wife

Marjorie Taub’s perfect Upper West Side life — filled with a marriage to a successful doctor, high-profile parties at the Met and performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music — is shaken when a childhood friend reappears. Bowie Community Theatre’s production of Tale of the Allergist’s Wife plays thru July 27. FSa 8pm; Su 2pm at Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie.