Groups to fill summer with entertainment

June 03, 1994|By Phil Greenfield | Phil Greenfield,Special to The Sun

Anne Arundel County will remain fertile ground for the arts this season as local groups rev up their creative motors to bring drama and song to summer audiences.

Over at the Annapolis Dinner Theatre on U.S. 50, folks are already queuing up for "1776," the award-winning musical that details the trials and tribulations of the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

Period costumes and a set that re-creates Philadelphia's Independence Hall add to the charm of this show, which will play Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and other assorted dates through Aug. 20.

Call 626-7515 for reservations.

The Annapolis Summer Garden Theater has opened its 29th season with "Guys and Dolls," the classic Frank Loesser musical about the lives and loves of Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit and their colorful band of gamblers.

The theater, on Compromise Street opposite the City Dock, will be home to "the oldest established permanent floating crap game" in Annapolis Thursdays through Sundays until July 16.

Call 268-9212 for ticket information.

Opening July 22 will be Summer Garden's second show of the season, "Little Shop of Horrors," the sassy saga of the man-eating plant from outer space whose Faustian bargain with a nebbishy florist could spell doom for the world.

Look out! Here comes Audrey 2!

"Annapolis: Celebrations" returns for three performances at the St. John's College Key Auditorium on July 1, 2 and 3. Eight actors and 12 singers will present this collage of images with an accent on how Annapolis celebrated its festivals and holidays from 1900 to 1960.

Call 849-2630 and book passage on this popular trip down Memory Lane.

Shakespeare, anyone? The Annapolis Company Theater will be presenting 10 performances of the Bard's "Much Ado About Nothing" in the Great Hall of St. John's College from July 15-21.

Fans of "The Talent Machine" should know that the youths have left their Summer Garden home and moved to St. John's, where they will present "Super Star Express" and "Singin' In The Rain" from June 20 through Aug. 13.

Call 956-0512 for details.

For children of all ages there's "The Fisherman's Wife," a fractured fairy tale composed by the delightfully daffy Duncan Hood.

It plays Saturdays at 11 a.m. at the Annapolis Dinner Theater from June 4 through Oct. 15. The $8.95 ticket includes a pizza lunch.

Call 626-7515 for details about this offer, which will surely distract your children from "The Return of Jafar," however temporarily.

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