- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 22, 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 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.

Hallelujah, Baby!

• Follow young Georgina from decade to decade as she dreams of trading in her maid’s mop for the excitement of the stage. 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 Feb. 13. Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $52-$66. 202/488-3300.

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.

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. Through 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. Through Dec. 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.

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.

A Christmas Carol

• 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

Montgomery College, Rockville

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301/279-5301.

• Maryland Youth Ballet, “The Nutcracker.” Times vary. Dec. 23; 26-29. $14-$20.

Warner Theatre

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

• The Washington Ballet, “The Nutcracker.” Times vary. Through Dec. 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 Interstate 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 (state 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.

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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