- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 23, 2003

THEATER

Anger Box

• The world premiere of Jeff Goode’s play, 10 comedic monologues about God, cars, Santa Claus and other subjects. 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 27. Cherry Red Productions at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $15. 202/298-9077.

A Broadway Christmas Carol

• A comedic version of the Charles Dickens’ classic play done in spoofs of other Broadway shows. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 28. Round House Theatre, East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. $33-$39. 240/644-1100.

Camelot

• The Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical based on “The Once and Future King” by T.H. White. 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 Jan. 4. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $35-$60. 202/488-3300.

A Christmas Carol

• The stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic in which Ebenezer Scrooge must learn about the joys of Christmas. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 Saturday and Sunday. Through Dec. 31. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. $29-$45. 202/347-4833.

Cooking With Elvis

• Lee Hall’s comedy about a British Elvis impersonator and his eccentric family. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 11. The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company at Kennedy Center AFI Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $24-$39. 202/467-4600.

Crowns

• Regina Taylor’s musical adaptation of Craig Mayberry and Michael Cunningham’s book about the legendary “hat queens” of the South. 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. 14. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $35-$60. 202/488-3300.

Dark Matters

• Strange occurrences are taking place at the Cleary house in rural Virginia and Reed and Jeremy Cleary are determined to find the truth and keep their family together. Played in repertory with “Fur and Other Dangers”. 8 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Friday; 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 3. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $15-$20. 202/462-1073.

Fame

• Follow a group of talented students from audition to graduation at New York City’s High School of the Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 2 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Dec. 30-Jan. 4. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $26.50-$64. 202/432-SEAT.

Fur and Other Dangers

• Genevieve Purdee’s career and social life are going great until she hits a cat with her daddy’s car, and soon after, her world begins to slowly unravel. Played in repertory with “Dark Matters.” 3 p.m. Sunday. 8 p.m. Tuesday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Jan. 3. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $15. 202/298-9077.

The Gifts of the Magi

• Adapted from the stories of O. Henry, the play is a tale of young lovers in New York that demonstrates the true spirit of giving. 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. 28. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $15-$35. 301/924-3400.

If Only in My Dreams

• A holiday musical revue that evokes Christmas in the trenches and on the home front during World War II. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 3. American Century Theater, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $18-$27. 703/553-8782.

Mamma Mia!

• ABBA’s greatest musical hits woven into three love stories. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays. Through Jan. 18. The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $40-$80. 800/447-7400.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

• Shakespeare’s tale of an enchanted land inhabited by both humans and fairies. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 4. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $16-$66. 202/547-1122.

Mister Roberts

• A comedy about a World War II officer and his attempts to get a combat assignment before the petty antics of his captain drive him insane. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 31. American Century Theater, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $17-$26. 703/553-8782.

Rum and Vodka

• Follow one man’s wild ride through Dublin in this comedic one-man show written by Conor McPherson. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 11. Scena Theatre at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $10-$20. 703/684-7990.

Shear Madness

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

The Tamer Tamed

• John Fletcher’s sequel to the William Shakespeare classic in which Petruchio gets married a second time and the gender wars begin all over again. In repertory with “The Taming of the Shrew” on select dates. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Through Dec. 30. The Royal Shakespeare Company at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $25-$75. 202/467-4600.

The Taming of the Shrew

• Petruchio’s persistent wooing is pitted against Kate’s defiant opposition in Shakespeare’s battle-of-the-sexes comedy. In repertory with “The Tamer Tamed” on select dates. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 4. The Royal Shakespeare Company at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $25-$75. 202/467-4600.

The York Realist

• The story of two friends and their clashing social identities which could eventually keep them apart forever. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 11. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $25-$45. 202/332-3300.

STAGE

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202/432-SEAT.

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

The Stage Door Restaurant and Bar

1324 King St., Alexandria. 703/798-1064.

• Under the Beltway Improvisational Comedy. 8:30-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday. $7.

DINNER THEATER

Crazy For You

• The George and Ira Gershwin musical comedy set in the 1930s. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 31. West End Dinner Theatre, 4615 Duke St., Alexandria. $24-$39. 703/370-2500.

One Life to Lose

• Blair Mansion Mysteries. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; some Thursday and Sunday shows. Continues indefinitely. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $39.95. 301/588-6646.

Meet Me in St. Louis

• The Broadway hit musical based on “The Kensington Stories” by Sally Benson. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday; 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Buffet served two hours before curtain. Through Feb. 15. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Md. $22.50-$43. 410/730-8311.

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.

DANCE

Montgomery College, Rockville

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

• “Swan Lake.” Russian National Ballet. 8 p.m. Jan. 6. $32-$34.

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 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Thursday. $5.

Dance Factory

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

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

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

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

• Contemporary ballroom dances and practice parties 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday. $9-$10.

• Social ballroom dancing. One-hour lesson, 6:30 p.m. $2. 7:30-10:30 p.m. dance. Sunday. $9.

Dance Studio Lioudmila

18 Roth St., Alexandria. 703/751-8868.

• Tea dance. 2-4:30 p.m. Friday. $7.

• Dance party. 7-11:30 p.m. Saturday. $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.

Glen Echo Park

Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301/492-6282.

• Folk dance. 7:30-8:30 p.m. beginners’ lesson, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday. $7. 202/546-2228.

• Swing dance. 8-9 p.m. beginners’ workshop, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. Saturday. $12. 301/299-8729.

• La Salle Dance Orchestra plays waltz, tango, fox trot and Latin. 3-3:30 p.m. beginners’ lesson, 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday. $7. 703/978-0375.

• Folk dance. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday. $9. 202/546-2228.

Hollywood Ballroom

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

• Christmas night dance. 8 p.m. Dec. 25.

• 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.

• New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance. 9 p.m. Dec. 31. $65-$80.

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 p.m.-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 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday. $4-$6.

National Institutes of Health

Fitness Center, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda. 301/942-2831.

• Scottish country dances. Instruction for beginners and social dancing at 8 p.m. every Monday. $3.

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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