`Pinafore' docks in Baltimore
The lowdown -- The Young Victorian Theatre Company presents the comic opera HMS Pinafore this weekend. The directors have changed the show's setting from the British Portsmouth harbor to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, so be prepared for hometown laughs.
If you go -- Showtimes are 10:30 a.m. (children's matinee) and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. July 12-14 and 3 p.m. July 15. Tickets are $36 ($15 for the children's matinee). The opera is performed at Bryn Mawr School's Centennial Hall, 109 W. Melrose Ave. in Roland Park. Call 410-323-3077 or go to yvtc.org for tickets.
The lowdown -- Olney Theatre Center takes on the Gospel of St. Matthew when it presents Godspell starting today. The production spans a number of musical styles, including rock, folk and gospel, and includes elements of clowning, vaudeville and acrobatics.
If you go -- The production runs today through July 29 at the theater, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Road, Olney. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $36 and available through Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com. Call 301-924-3400 or go to olneytheatre.org.