ArtStream’s Inclusive Theatre Companies continue to celebrate their eighth season with original productions “My Big Fat Greek Myth” and “Great Scott! The Scottish Musical” this weekend on the Historic Stage of the Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. The first production finds the Festival of Lights in full swing on Mount Olympus, but one unfortunate soul in the Underworld was left off the guest list and trouble is brewing. In “Great Scott!” Shakespeare’s “cursed play” comes to the fore, as a misguided troupe of performers attempts a madcap, mishap-filled musical adaptation. ArtStream’s inclusive companies are composed largely of adults with disabilities who devise shows through workshops, tailoring each role to the strengths and abilities of its members. Upcoming performances include original musicals by The Silver Spring Inclusive Companies on June 19-22 at the Round House Theater, Silver Spring. Show times are 7:30 p.m. tonight and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 at the door, $5 for ArtStream actors. For more information, visit art-stream.org.
Popping up in Prince George’s County, “Beauty Built on Love” brings themes of love, confidence and celebrating friendship to local beauty, health care and barber shops throughout Hyattsville as part of the Art Lives Here campaign. Singer and songwriter Tamara Wellons, a former educator in two Mt. Rainier Elementary Schools, will share a total of six hours of continuous half hour performances blending soul and jazz. Guests will receive a give-away card for a free download of Wellons’ most recent album. The event is scheduled from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday. For a complete list of participating locations, visit artlivesheremd.wordpress.com.
Finally, NextStop Theatre’s season closer, a staging of Stephen Sondheim’s fantastical “Into the Woods,” arrives at the Industrial Strength Theatre in Herndon this weekend, with special guest, television personality and co-host of TODAY, Kathie Lee Gifford, as the voice of the Giant’s wife. Gifford previously worked with artistic director Evan Hoffman and joins esteemed peers such as Dame Judi Dench, Glenn Close and Angela Lansbury in the voiceover role. The fun continues to June 1. Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit nextstoptheatre.org.