- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 1, 2004

THEATER

A Broadway Christmas Carol

• A twisted musical version of the Charles Dickens classic. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 30. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $10-$35. 240/644-1100.

Buratino

• Alexey Tolstoy’s reworking of the “Pinocchio” story. Noon. Sunday. Through March 6. Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $12.75-$15. 703/824-6200.

Carousel

• Billy Bigelow, a traveling carnival man, and Julie Jordan, a local factory worker, fall in love in this musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 26. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $15-$36. 301/924-3400.

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

• Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale about Ebenezer Scrooge. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Jan. 2. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St., NW. $25-$48. 202/347-4833.

The Diary of Anne Frank

• Miss Frank’s moving diary is brought to life on stage in this Tony-nominated adaption. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 12. Round House Theatre, East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. $10-$45. 240/644-1100.

The Fever

• A journey through guilt and confusion of one man’s collision with his conscience. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 3. Scena Theatre at the Warehouse Theater, 1019 Seventh St. NW. $15-$25. 703/684-7990.

Grace

• An empty Florida condo, three dead bodies, police sirens blaring, a frenzied knocking at the door. Is this a pulp crime drama or God’s fateful hand at work? 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 19. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $24-$42. 800/494-8497.

The Highest Yellow

• In December 1888, Vincent van Gogh, suffering from delirium and a self-inflicted knife wound, was admitted to a hospital in Arles, France, where he would endure an intense period of self-discovery. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 12. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $30-$49. 703/218-6500.

The Importance of Being Earnest

• Four lovers find themselves snared in romantic entanglements with one another in this Oscar Wilde play. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 26. Fichandler Theater at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $45-$49. 202/488-3300.

Ivanov

• A man becomes plagued with guilt and frustration when he finds himself drawn to a beautiful young girl who threatens to destroy the moral foundations of his world. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 12. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $35-$48. 202/332-3300.

Marley’s Ghost

• What could have happened to Jacob Marley, in the seven years since his untimely death, that could convince him to sacrifice everything in order to save the one man he despised most? Through Dec. 18. The Landless Theatre Company, 19023 McFarlin Drive, Germantown. $15. 301/515-4494.

Movin’ Out

• A story told entirely in dance and song, featuring the music of Billy Joel. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 19. The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $41.25-$86.25. 800/447-7400.

One Good Marriage, A Simple Tale of Glorious Grief

• A couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary has a chilling secret that binds them together for life. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 14. Metro Stage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 800/494-8497.

Our Lady of 121st Street

• A group of old friends descend on the Ortiz Funeral Home to pay respects to their beloved and feared teacher Sister Rose, only to find her body has vanished. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Dec. 8-Jan. 2. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company at the Kennedy Center Film Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $24-$42. 202/467-4600.

Pericles

• Shakespeare’s tale of a tyrant king, a wicked stepmother and a young heroine, along with shipwrecks and pirates. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 2. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $12.75-$68. 202/547-1122.

Shear Madness

• The long-running whodunit comedy continues indefinitely. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Kennedy Center Theater Lab, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $34. 202/467-4600.

This Old Fairy Tale

• A prince, pressured to marry by his parents, meets a princess who is sent from her kingdom to aid against an evil sorcerer. 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Dec. 31. Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $12-$15. 703/824-6200.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

• At the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, “moderns,” including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the work force, and rewriting the rules of love in this Broadway hit musical. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Dec. 7-26. The Kennedy Center, Opera House, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $35-$93. 202/467-4600.

Titus Andronicus

• Roman war hero Andronicus takes on the she-wolf Tamara, Queen of the Goths, in Shakespeare’s blood-soaked tale of crazed vengeance. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 31. Washington Shakespeare Company at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$30. 800/494-8497.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

• Brotherly love battles romantic love in Shakespeare’s exploration of how far people will go over matters of the heart. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 19. Folger Theatre, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. $25-$48. 202/554-7077.

True West

• Two brothers, one an Ivy-League educated Hollywood screenwriter, the other a hapless, cunning, petty thief, have a Southern California showdown in this dark comedy. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Through Dec. 19. The Keegan Theatre at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $20-$25. 703/527-6000.

Will Power’s Flow

• Seven neighborhood storytellers come together for an evening of hip-hop, storytelling and music . 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Dec. 5. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $35-$48. 202/332-3300.

Willy Wonka

• World premiere musical adaption of the Roald Dahl classic. Times vary. Through Dec. 26. Kennedy Center Theater Lab, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $14. 202/467-4600.

STAGE

The Capitol Steps

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202/432-SEAT.

• The musical and political satire troupe. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $31.50.

Comedy Sportz D.C.

Ballston Common Mall, Old Vic Arena, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703/294-LAFF

• Teams of comedians battle each other in competitive improv comedy sketches. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. $8-$12.

Under the Beltway

Stage Door Restaurant and Bar, 1324 King St., Alexandria. 703/798-1064.

• Improvisational comedy. 8:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $7.

DINNER THEATER

Murder Upon Request

• The interactive comedy-mystery group performs different plays at two locations: “A Deadly Private Party” at Alfio’s La Trattoria, 4515 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase, and “Just Killing Time” at the Arlington Hilton, 950 N. Stafford St., Arlington. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. $55. Both run indefinitely. 703/379-8108.

Kiss Me, Kate

• Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 p.m. weekday matinees, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 23. Chesapeake Music Hall, Dinner Theater of Annapolis, 339 Busch’s Frontage Road No. 101, Annapolis. $25-$35. 410-626-7515.

Holiday Hot Nostalgia

• A kaleidoscope of the best of American popular music combined with the wonderful holiday songs loved by young and old. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday; 12:30 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan 2. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia. Md. $22.50-$44. 410/730-8311.

DANCE

Dance Place

3225 8th St. NE. 202/269-1600.

• Rap Tap Hip-Hop Step. 8 p.m. Dec. 3-4; 4 p.m. Dec. 5. $6-$18.

Joy of Motion Dance Center

Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202/362-3042.

• Joy of Motion Dance Project. 8 p.m. Dec. 4. $10-$14.

• Joy of Motion fall performance class showcase. 7 p.m. Dec. 5. $5.

Warner Theatre

13th and E streets NW. 202/432-SEAT.

• “Tap Dogs Rebooted.” Times vary. Through Dec. 5. $26.50-$54.

• The Washington Ballet, “The Nutcracker.” Times vary. Dec. 9-26. $20-$69.

SOCIAL DANCING

Adelphi Mill Recreation Center

8402 Riggs Road, Adelphi. 301/699-1477.

• Square Roots square-dance teaching club presents a series of dance lessons. 8 p.m. Monday. $32.

Avalon Studio

15 Mellor Ave., Catonsville, Md. 410/869-9771.

• Swing dancing second and fourth Saturdays. Beginners workshop 8-9 p.m., dancing 9 p.m.-midnight. $10.

• Swing dancing 8:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday. $5.

Dance Factory

954 N. Monroe St., Arlington. 703/528-9770. www.dancefactory.com

• Beginning to advanced ballroom, Latin and swing classes. 7-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Four weeks. $49.

• Ballroom, Latin, swing combo dances. 7-10:30 p.m. Friday. $9-$10; admission includes lessons.

• Country-and-Western dance every second Saturday. 8:30 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. $9.

• Contemporary ballroom dances and practice parties. Saturday nights. $9. Call for times.

• Social ballroom dancing. 7-10 p.m. Sunday. $9.

Dance Studio Lioudmila

18 Roth St., Alexandria. Private lessons and group classes, beginning to advanced ballroom, Latin and swing, no partners necessary. 703/751-8868.

• Tea dance, includes lesson and refreshments. 1-3:15 p.m. Fridays. $8.

• Dance party. 7:30-8:30 p.m. group class, 8:30-11 p.m. dance party. Saturdays. $10.

Friday Night Swing Dance Club

Several locations. Free refreshments. No smoking, no alcohol, no partners necessary. Dance workshops at 8 p.m. 410/583-7337. $12 admission, $10 for members.

Hollywood Ballroom

2126 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring. 301/622-5494.

• Singles dance party. 8 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. dance. Friday. $10-$15.

• Social ballroom dancing. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 9 p.m. Saturday. $10-$15.

• Contemporary ballroom dancing. 7 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. dance. Sunday. $10-$15.

Irish ceili and set dancing

• Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann: Ceili. 8 p.m. second Saturday (September-June). John C. Wood Center, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Bogwanderers Ceili Band. $6-$12. 703/521-4340.

• Greater Washington Ceili Club: Ceili. 5-9 p.m. last Sunday of month (September-June). Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, 9800 Cherry Hill Road (north of I-495), College Park. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 ages 11-15, $30 family maximum. Band members vary. 301/294-3568.

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703/982-0937.

• Israeli dancing with Ethan Halpern. 8-10 p.m. Tuesday. $4-$6.

Knights of Columbus Hall

6111 Columbian Way (Route 3), Bowie.

• LA Singles Friday Dance. Large wood dance floor accommodates up to 300 singles. Music is Top 40 and old favorites. Suits or dressy casual. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. every Friday. $9. 410/721-6666 or 410-674-3737.

Ronald Reagan Building

Atrium, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. 202/397-SEAT.

• “Swizzle.” Supper club dance and dinner with Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 23. $24-$95.

The Shark Club

4915 Elmo St., Bethesda. 301/718-4030.

• Swing dance with Tommy Barrick and Friends. Swing lesson during band break. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. every Tuesday. $7 singles, $10 couples.

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