Feed me, Seymour!
Theater’s favorite flesh-eating plant-turned-prima donna returns when “Little Shop of Horrors” opens for business at the Olney Theatre Center. Featuring music by Alan Menken with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, the uproarious comedy will continue to grow until Aug. 26 at the theater, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. For ticketing information, visit www.olneytheatre.org.
From greedy greens to gambling goons, the Laurel Mill Playhouse will make its own luck this weekend when its Summer Youth Production of “Guys and Dolls” rolls the dice. Damon Runyon’s ode to wiseguys and winsome romance features a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, with words and music by Frank Loesser. Jocelyn Knazik directs. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 19. Special Thursday performances will be held at 8 p.m. Aug. 9 and 16. For ticketing information, visit www.laurelmillplayhouse.org.
Finally, The Dog Days of Summer return to Frederick from 5-9 p.m. during Frederick’s First Saturday event. For August, downtown turns festivities over to man’s best friend, featuring a dog parade and costume contest, dog friendly stores and dining, animal art and more. Registration begins at 5 p.m., with the evening culminating in a “Yappy Hour” after-party. First Saturday staples, such as live entertainment, guest artists and extended shopping hours, also abound. A portion of Dog Days proceeds benefit the event's co-organizer, the Frederick County Humane Society. For more information, visit www.downtownfrederick.org.