- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 6, 2004

THEATER

Allegro

• The “revised and re-imagined” version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein 1947 musical that tells the life story of a doctor and his struggles to balance the demands of his job with a personal life. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 22. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $28-$42. 703/218-6500.

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.

The Family Reunion

• T.S. Eliot’s first modern-dress play, staged as a British thriller set in a countryside manor house. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Jan. 8-Feb. 8. The Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St., NW. $20-$28. 240/582-0050.

George Gershwin Alone

• The life and music of “America’s composer,” George Gershwin. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1 p.m. Thursday, 2:30 and 7:30 Saturday and Sunday. Through Jan. 25. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. $29-$45. 202/347-4833.

The Graduate

• The coming-of-age story about an innocent college grad who is seduced by an older woman. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 18. The Mechanic Theatre, 25 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore. $20-$57.50. 410/481-SEAT.

Jumpers

• The Tom Stoppard whodunit comedy that pits a troupe of acrobatic detectives against a hapless professor. 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 1. The Washington Shakespeare Company at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$30. 800/494-8497.

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.

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.

Stomp

• The Broadway hit performance where eight artists makes music out of everyday objects. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 18. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $26.50-$46.50. 202/432-SEAT.

Third

• A feminist professor and her conservative student clash over Shakespeare, politics, and plagiarism. Played in repertory with “Welcome to My Rash.” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Jan. 8-Feb. 15. Theatre J, 1529 16th St. NW. $18-$35. 800-494-8497.

Welcome to My Rash.

• A comedy about a woman who bonds with her doctor and hallucinates about Greek mythology while searching for a cure for her ailment. Played in repertory with “Third.” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Jan. 8-Feb. 15. Theatre J, 1529 16th St. NW. $18-$35. 800-494-8497.

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

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

Kennedy Center

Opera House. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600.

• Royal Danish Ballet 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Jan. 13-18. $27-$97.

Kennedy Center

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

• DC Area Dancers. Jan. 9-10.

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.

• 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 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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