The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre presents “1776.” The seminal event in American history blazes to life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. With quick-witted dialogue and a playful score, “1776” dramatizes the struggle in Philadelphia’s Second Continental Congress to declare independence. This Tony Award-winning musical showcases the principles, pride and determination that influenced the birth of our nation. July 4-16. $15 to $36; 8 p.m., 2 p.m. matinee.