- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Windy city

See the Broadway inspiration behind the Oscar-winning movie as the Tony-winning musical “Chicago” brings its jazz killer story to the National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Ann Reinking choreographed the show in a style similar to that of her mentor and the production’s original choreographer, Bob Fosse. The razzle-dazzle happens at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and lasts until June 28. Tickets are $35 to $75. 800/722-4990.

Never again

It’s the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and to mark the occasion a special exhibit of the writings of Anne Frank will be on view, opening today and running through Sept. 12. The exhibit includes Anne’s photo album, selections from her last three diary notebooks and some of her other writings, including some that have never been shown in Washington. The museum is located at 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW (near 15th Street and Independence Avenue SW), and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 202/488-0400. Entrance to the museum’s permanent exhibition is by timed entry passes, available at the museum (free) or through ProTix ($4.50 service charge), 800/400-9373.

Comedic timing

The Summer Opera Theatre Company takes the stage at Catholic University’s Hartke Theatre, 620 Michigan Ave. NE, to perform “The Barber of Seville” this weekend. Performances are at 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. June 20 and 2 p.m. June 22. Tickets are $20. 202/319-4000.

Trade secrets

Learn the tricks of the photojournalist’s trade at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW, at “How I Got That Shot: An Evening with White House Photographers.” Award-winning members of the White House News Photographers’ Association — Andrea Bruce Woodall of The Washington Post, Doug Mills of the New York Times and the The Washington Times’ Mary F. Calvert — share slides and reveal the stories behind the pictures. Tickets are $12 to $16. 202/639-1770.

A different view

Southeast Washington usually escapes the guided bus tours, but the Hillcrest neighborhood boasts architectural styles ranging from Cape Cods to bungalows to Tudors to colonials. You can see them for yourself during the guided walking tour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, which highlights the six blocks of the original development. Meet at 2501 33rd St., SE. Tickets are $10. 202/581-8272.


Country music legend Willie Nelson brings his folk/country/rock blend to the area as Willie Nelson & Family perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $20 to $34, and that’s something to sing about. 703/218-6500.


Altruism and family entertainment combine at the Red Cross’ “Return of the Pirates” waterfront festival in Oronoco Bay Park at the end of Union Street in Alexandria. Live music, amusement rides, a wine court, canoe rides, a petting zoo, treasure hunt and fireworks promise a little summertime fun. So stop by between 6 and 11 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday, or 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 to $15. www.waterfrontfestival.org. 703/549-8300.


If you missed the acclaimed flamenco star Farruquito at George Washington University’s flamenco festival in February, you can catch him now underneath the stars at the Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. At 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Farruquito shares the stage with another prominent name in the world of flamenco, Maria Pages. Tickets are $10 to $28. 703/218-6500.

Nature hike

The Washington National Cathedral’s free “What’s that Tree?” woods walks provide both educational and physical fitness opportunities. Learn about tree identification as you explore the grounds of the cathedral. Meet at 10 a.m. today at the George Washington statue on Pilgrim Road at the south side of the cathedral. Wear sturdy, waterproof shoes. 202/537-2319.

No more blues

Tony and Obie award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson plays more than 20 different characters in “Lackawanna Blues,” now through June 22 at the Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. Loosely autobiographical, the story reveals the compassion and spirit of “Nanny,” the woman who raised Mr. Santiago-Hudson in a boarding house in Lackawanna, N.Y. Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $30.25 to $44.25. 202/332-3300.

— Stephanie K. Taylor

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