- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 18, 2003

THEATER

Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move

• A follow-up to the original play “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” where young Alexander must cope with the thought of moving. Times vary. Nov. 21-Dec. 29. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $14. 202/467-4600.

All’s Well That Ends Well

• Shakespeare’s comedy about Helena and her love of a young nobleman. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 30. Folger Theatre, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. $25-$48. 202/554-7077.

An Amazing Adventure

• The story of a town’s jester, his trained monkey and the adventure they encounter on their way to a New Year’s Eve carnival. 7 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 22-Jan. 25. Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $12-$15. 703/824-6200.

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.

The Brothers Karamazov

• An adaptation of Feodor Dostoevsky’s novel about a world divided and full of violence and chaos. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 21. Stanislavsky Theater Studio, 1742 Church St. NW. $31-$36. 800/494-8497.

Camelot

• The Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s 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.

The Carpetbagger’s Children

• A tale of three daughters of a Union soldier who settled in Texas after the Civil War. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 14. Quotidian Theatre Company at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $13-$16. 301/816-1023.

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. Nov. 22-Dec. 31. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. $29-$45. 202/347-4833.

The Dazzle

• Bruce Nelson and Bill Largess recreate the bizarre story of the Collyer brothers, the two eccentrics who barricaded themselves in their mansion with 136 tons of junk. 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 23. Rep Stage at Howard County Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. $10-$22. 410/772-4900.

The Dispute

• The story of an experimental “Garden of Eden” created to answer the question, Which of the sexes really was the first to prove inconstant in love? 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 23. Theater Alliance at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $20-$25. 800/494-8497.

The Fall of the House of Usher

• Edgar Allan Poe’s tale of terror and premature burial, all set in the House of Usher. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 30. Scena Theatre at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $15-$25. 703/684-7990.

From Tel Aviv to Ramallah: A Beat-Box Journey.

• Hip-hop becomes a documentary when Yuri Lane, beat-box storyteller, performs a piece about life in the Middle East. 10 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Through Nov. 30. Theatre J, 1529 16th St. NW. $15-$22. 202/518-9400.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

• Stephen Sondheim’s musical about a slave’s attempt to gain his freedom. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 14. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $28-$42. 703/218-6500.

The Gift 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 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 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.

Heartbreak House

• Written by George Bernard Shaw, it stands as one of the classics of Western drama. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 14. Round House Theatre, East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. $29-$39. 240/644-1100.

Hubert & Charlie

• Mel and Jennifer Nelson’s world-premiere musical in which ethnic identity challenges a friendship and a newfound romance. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 30. The African Continuum Theatre Company at Kennedy Center AFI Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $20-$28. 202/467-4600.

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 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 20-Jan. 3. American Century Theater, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $18-$27. 703/553-8782.

The Life of Galileo

• David Hare’s adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s play about the battle between religion and science. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 14. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $33-$45. 202/332-3300.

Mamma Mia!

• ABBA’s greatest musical hits woven into three love stories. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 20-Jan. 18. The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $40-$80. 800/447-7400.

A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream

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

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

• Miss Nelson and Miss Viola Swamp are the stars in this sequel to “Miss Nelson Is Missing.” 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 11 BAPA’s Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $9-$10. 301/280-1660.

Noel and Gertie

• A musical revue featuring the music of Noel Coward and focusing on his relationship with Gertrude Lawrence. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 14. Metro Stage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $30-$37. 703/548-9044.

Proof

• The story of a young woman who is coping with the mental deterioration of her father, who was once a mathematical genius. 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 Nov. 23. Arena Stage. 1101 Sixth St. SW. $35-$60. 202/488-3300.

Scapin

• A performance of Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell’s adaptation of Moliere’s comedy. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 22. University of Maryland Department of Theatre at Robert and Arlene Kogod Studio Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. $12-$15. 301/405-2787.

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.

Topdog/Underdog

• Fresh from off-Broadway, this original work examines race, family and the weight of America’s collective history. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 23. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $25-$45. 202/332-3300.

Underpants

• Adapted by Steve Martin from Carl Sternheim’s 1910 farce, this comedic play tells the story of a government clerk trying to preserve his anonymity after his wife exposes herself in public. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through December 7. The Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St., NW. $20-$28. 240/582-0050.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

• A play investigating the power and brutality of love and the illusions we use to keep ourselves alive. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 6. The Keegan Theatre at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$25. 703/527-6000.

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.

Ragtime: The Musical

• The musical based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel about three families and their different worlds. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday; 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Buffet served two hours before curtain. Through Nov. 23. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Md. $22.50-$41. 410/730-8311.

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.

Murder Upon Request

• The interactive comedy-mystery group performs different plays at two locations: “A Deadly Private Party” at Alfio’s Restaurant, 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.

LOCAL THEATER

Side by Side by Sondheim

• A musical revue of Stephen Sondheim songs from several of his shows. Springfield Community Theatre at Immanuel United Methodist Church Theater, 7901 Heritage Drive, Annandale. 8 p.m. Nov. 21-22. $13-$15. 703/866-6238.

Sound of Music

• The family friendly story of Maria and the Von Trapp family brought to the stage by The Potomac Theatre Company. Performances Nov. 21-December 7, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Nov. 21-December 7. Blair Family Center for the Arts, The Bullis School, 10601 Falls Road, Potomac, $10-$15. 301-299-8571.

DANCE

Dance Place

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

• Tiempo de Tango. Nov. 22-23.

George Washington University Betts Marvin Theatre

800 21st St., NW. 202/994-6178.

• Danceworks Fall 2003. Nov. 20-22.

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. All performances are free and begin at 6 p.m. 202/467-4600.

• Dongnae Yaryu. Nov. 20.

Kennedy Center

Eisenhower Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600.

• Project Bandaloop. Nov. 21-22.

Joe’s Movement Emporium

3802 34th St., Mt. Rainier. 301/699-1819.

• Action Theater. Nov. 22.

SOCIAL DANCING

Adelphi Mill Recreation Center

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

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

Avalon Studio

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

• Swing dancing second and fourth Saturday. 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. Saturday. $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.

• Waltz. 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.

• 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 (Sept.-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 (Sept.-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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