Other summer theater productions of note:

Fenix Theatre Company is bringing its ninth production of Shakespeare in the Park to Deering Oaks in Portland again this year with Much Ado About Nothing, directed by awarding-winning director Abigail M. Killeen. After staging a compelling pop-up “Hamlet” last year using a truck, the show this year will be on the bandshell and will be amplified. Opening night is Thursday, July 14, and the show runs through Aug. 6, with a show in Congress Square Park downtown on Saturday, July 30. Fenix Artistic Director Rob Cameron said the show includes 19 actors and promises it will be “hysterical and fun, with a lot of local celebs form the theater world.”

Deering Oaks, Portland. The show will go on even in the event of light rain. It will called off only if there is heavy rain or thunder. Admission is free.

Portland Stage and Brunswick’s Maine State Music Theatre are collaborating on a rare summer show for Portland Stage, Frank McCourt’s “The Irish … And How They Got That Way” Aug. 16 through Sept. 4. The musical production includes Irish folk ballads, George M. Cohan’s patriotic love songs to America, World War II standards and a few contemporary hits.

25 Forest Ave., Portland. Previews $53, all other shows $58. Tickets on sale now; More in: [email protected], visitportlandstage.org. 774-0465

Theater at Monmouth is decidedly Francophile this year, presenting “Cyrano” (June 25-Aug. 19), Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” (July 7-Aug. 20) and “Henry V” (July 21-Aug. 20), “The Barber of Seville” (July 14-Aug. 21), Corneille’s “The Illusion” (July 28-Aug. 19), “Boeing, Boeing” (Sept. 15-25), and an adaptation of the classic fairy tale “Puss in Boots” (July 2-Aug. 18).

“This season may have been the most fun to put together because of the range of plays and styles,” said producing artistic director Dawn McAndrews. “Shakespeare is the master of wit and language, but the French masters have a flair for romance and playful comedy. And, in keeping with our mission, we’re exploring them in both traditional and innovative ways. The plays deal with love in all its shapes and sizes – blossoming friendships and souring relationships, controlling parents and secret alliances. It’s a grand tour of France and England without leaving the comfort of your imagination.”

Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth. Tickets range from $10 to $32. More info: theateratmonmouth.org.