Wednesday, June 30, 2004


Anything Goes

• Set sail on the USS American for a journey to England with a cast of colorful characters. 8 p.m. Thursday- Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through July 18. Renegade Theatre Company at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $15-$25. 301/871-1487.

Beehive: The ‘60s Musical Sensation

• Six women bring the singing stars of the ‘60s to life in this comedic musical. 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Aug. 8. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $45-$48. 202/467-4600.

The Blue Room

• An ultramodern take on the classic “La Ronde,” in which humor, romance, sex, isolation and hypocrisy all take center stage. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through July 11. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $22-$36. 703/218-6500.

The Book of Liz

• Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is living a happy life as the inventor of the world-famous cheese-ball recipe until she is unseated as queen of cheese, and she flees her sheltered lifestyle to explore the outside world. 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Through July 24. Cherry Red Productions at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $15. 202/298-9077.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

• Tennessee Williams’ portrayal of a Mississippi family shattered by hypocrisy and secret desires. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through July 4. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $35. 202/467-4600.


• During World War II, two longtime friends on opposite sides of the war arrange a secret meeting, and the contents of that meeting have mystified scholars and historians for years. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. July 6-Aug. 8. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $15-$36. 301/924-3400.

Cyrano de Bergerac

• Cyrano, the swordsman, poet, musician and philosopher, loves his cousin Roxanne, but his large nose prevents him from telling her, and Roxanne begins to fall in love with Christian. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 1. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $16-$66. 202/547-1122.

D.C.’s Neutrino Video Project

• The Washington Improv Theater creates a 30-minute film on the streets of Adams Morgan right before the eyes of the audience. 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW.


• Written near the end of the 15th century, this is the best surviving example of the medieval morality play. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. July 7-31. Journeyman Theater Ensemble at the Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. $15-$25. 800/494-8497.

Lypsinka in Rep

• A repertory of two works written and performed by John Epperson: “As I Lay Lip-Synching” and “John Epperson: Show Trash.” Times vary according to show. Through July 3. Studio Theatre, 1333 P St. NW. $33-$45. 202/332-3300.


• A young girl in her quest for love is driven to murder and alienation by a conspiracy of words, expectations and tradition. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through July 24. American Century Theater at Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $18-$26. 703/553-8782.


• A musical biography of the queen of gospel, Mahalia Jackson. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through July 11. Metro Stage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 800/494-8497.

O’Malley of Shananghah

• De Bourke O’Malley returns to his native Ireland, where a man can fall in love under the spell of an Irish moon in this story of love and loss. 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday. Through July 10. The Keegan Theatre at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$25. 800/494-8497.

Oh, The Innocents

• Three musicians attempt to make honest music in a corrupt music industry in this musical comedy. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 1. Theatre J at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $18-$35. 800/494-8497.

Planet Claire

• An out of this world musical that pays homage to the 80s’ pop group the “B-52’s.” 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Through July 10. Maryland Ensemble Theatre at the Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., Baltimore. $20. 410/752-8558.

The Producers

• Mel Brooks’ hit musical comedy, the biggest Tony Award-winner in Broadway history. 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Aug. 22. Kennedy Center Opera House, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $35-$90. 202/467-4600.

The Radiant Abyss

• A no-nonsense businesswoman seduces her young lover and his girlfriend to commit a petty crime, only to have the whole event go horribly wrong in this world-premiere play. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through July 18. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company at the Kennedy Center Film Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $24-$39. 202/467-4600.

The Rocky Horror Show

• The cult classic with both a new look and more of a punk/glam rock soundtrack. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through July 25. The Actors’ Theatre of Washington at Nation, 1015 Half St. SE . $35. 800/494-8497.

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.

Tattoo Sky

• Ray and Meg think they have the perfect candidate to con, only to meet him and find out they have met their match. 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday. Through July 10. The Keegan Theatre at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$25. 800/494-8497.

The Underpants

• A government clerk attempts to preserve his anonymity after his wife drops her underpants in public in the new version of the comedic hit play. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through July 11. The Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St. NW. $20-$28. 240/582-0050.

The World Goes Round

• A musical revue featuring the much-loved songs of one of the American musical theater’s greatest writing duos, John Kander and Fred Ebb. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through July 3. Round House Theatre, East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. $10-$39. 240/644-1100.


Ballston Common Mall

Old Vic Arena, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703/294-LAFF

• Comedy Sportz D.C.; 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.

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 and 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 and Saturday. $7.



• Broadway’s longest-running musical, based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday; 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Buffet served two hours before curtain. Through Aug. 8. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Md. $22.50-$43. 410/730-8311.

4615 Duke St., Alexandria. $24-$39. 703/370-2500.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

• The musical biblical saga with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 p.m. weekday matinees, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through July 10. Chesapeake Music Hall, Dinner Theater of Annapolis, 339 Busch’s Frontage Road No. 101, Annapolis. $32-$35. 410-626-7515.

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 and Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. $55. Both run indefinitely. 703/379-8108

Murderous Matrimony

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. July 2-3. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $39.95. 301/588-6646.


Dance Place

3225 Eighth St. NE. 202/269-1600.

• New Releases Choreographers’ Showcase. 8 p.m. July 10; 7 p.m. July 11. $6-$18.

Joy of Motion Dance Center

Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202/362-3042.

• Collected Works. 8 p.m. July 10; 7 p.m. July 11.


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.

• 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 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 (lesson only). 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.

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.

National Institutes of Health

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

• Scottish country dances. Instruction for beginners and social dancing 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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