One of the longest running musicals of all time, “Fiddler on the Roof,” will help the Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre celebrate 35 years when it opens Friday at the theater, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. The tale surrounds a small village in Tsarist Russia in which a poor Jewish family tries to balance their devotion to the traditions handed down through centuries and the forces of the changing world around them. With a book by Joseph Stein and music by Jerry Bock, the musical yielded the classic showtunes “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “If I Were a Rich Man.” Performances will be held tonight and Saturday and June 22-24, June 30 and July 1. For show times and ticket information, call 240-567-7676. Visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/sdt.
On the other side of the musical spectrum, “Footloose” falls into step at Frederick’s Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre on Friday. Immortalized in the 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon, and most recently realized on the silver screen in 2011, the tale of a town without rock music and the young rebel who restores its spirit made its way to Broadway in 1999, and will run to Aug. 25 in Frederick. For more information, call 301-662-6600. Visit www.wayoffbroadway.com.
Closing this weekend in Prince George’s County is Terrence McNally’s rousing “Ragtime,” which runs the musical gamut from marches to magnificent examples of its namesake, while weaving the tales of three families confronting America’s promises, prejudices and more. Final performances will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. For more information, call 301-617-9906. Visit www.laurelmillplayhouse.org.