Performances abound in NoVA this summer

Escape to other lands with a show at a local theater.

Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios

Escape to other lands with a show at a local theater this summer.

Gilligan’s Fire Island
Through June 24, Dominion Stage
A YouTube star ferries off to Fire Island for a gay weekend but is knocked overboard and washes ashore on an “uncharted desert isle.” All the cast members are there and haven’t aged a day. Can their new guest get them off the island?

Urinetown, The Musical
Through June 25, NextStop Theatre
Private toilets are nixed in this small town controlled by a billionaire who is making a buck off pay-to-go outlets. One hero steps up to bring back their freedom.

The Complete History of Fairfax: The Musical!
Through July 8, James Lee Center Community Theater
You may think you know all about Fairfax, but the Class Act Players go deep to cover four centuries of the county’s history in a humorous and somber performance.

July 7-22, Port City Playhouse
Undine Barnes Calles may think she has it all together, but her husband has left her and made off with all of her money. She returns to Brooklyn and finds herself in mishaps that lead her to very unpleasant places and cause her to really reflect on what matters in life.

The Happiest Place on Earth
July 7-30, The Hub Theatre
After the loss of an American prince on live television, his family ventures to a magical kingdom to recover.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
July 14-30, McLean Community Players
Six tweens battle through linguistic lists on stage while also letting out some stories of their home life.

The Mark of Cain
July 19-Aug. 13, Synetic Theater
The violence that has occurred throughout human history unfolds through the eyes of the world’s first criminal, Cain.

Mark Twain’s Adam and Eve Diaries
July 21-23, Run Rabbit Run Dinner Theatre
Mark Twain is the storyteller of the “original manuscripts” written by Adam and Eve, and his storytelling transports the audience into the Garden of Eden and the story of the first couple.

Legally Blonde
July 22-Aug. 12, The Little Theatre of Alexandria
Peppy sorority girls bring female power to the forefront in this fun musical. The storyline focuses on life lessons and a healthy dose of pink.

(July 2017 Summer Guide)