Outside and under the stars rather than inside and under a roof, the Solvang Festival Theater offers one of the most distinctive summertime experiences in the area. And from July 13 to August 10 — smack in the middle of PCPA’s 2013 Solvang season — the epic Monty Python musical Spamalot takes over for what promises to be a wild midsummer run. The show feels like a perfect match for the location: There’s something about the Python’s outlandish mock–Middle Ages that just says “take me to your Danish fantasy village.” And, unless you are under 12, don’t let the fact that Spamalot is recommended for ages 12 and up hold you back. This tuneful, irreverent musical comedy would make a great group outing after visiting one of the local tasting rooms. Saturday, July 13 through Saturday, August 10. Call or visit pcpa.org.
Fiddler on the Roof, presented by PCPA. At Solvang Festival Theater through Saturday, July 6.
The Importance of Being Earnest. At Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre through Sunday, July 14.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. At SBCC’s Garvin Theatre, Friday, July 12-Saturday, July 27.
ADaPT Fest. At Center Stage Theater, Friday, July 26-Saturday, July 27.
The Fox on the Fairway. At Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre, Friday, July 26-Sunday, September 8.