- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 14, 2006

THEATER

Assassins

• Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical that looks at the lives, loves and lunacy of nine infamous American assassins. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through July 16. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $31-$55. 703/820-9771.

Caroline, or Change

• As the civil rights movement ignites passion across the South, one black woman dreams of changing her life in Tony Kushner’s musical. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through June 25. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $39-$62. 202/332-3300.

Charlie Victor Romeo

• A play that takes patrons behind the locked doors of an airplane cockpit during six real-life airline emergencies. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. June 9-25. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $29-$52. 202/332-3300.

The Children’s Hour

• Lillian Hellman’s first stage hit, in which a student attacks her teachers through destructive gossip. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through July 2. The Washington Shakespeare Company at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $30. 703/418-4808.

The Elephant Man

• John Merrick was taken away from society because of his physical deformity, until he became a mover in London’s high society. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through June 18. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $34-$44. 301/924-3400.

The Faculty Room

• A play that looks into the dark side of high school life from the inside of the teachers lounge. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through July 9. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St., NW. $30-$48. 202/393-3939.

Faust

• Goethe’s classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil for knowledge and power. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through June 18. Synetic Theater at the Kennedy Center Family Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $30. 202/467-4600.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

• Terrence McNally’s comedic look into the start of an unlikely relationship between a waitress and a short-order cook. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through June 18. Quotidian Theatre Company at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $15-$20. 301/816-1023.

Hedda Gabler

• Ibsen’s “female Hamlet” tries to settle into married life until a former lover’s book threatens her new husband’s career. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, 8:15 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7:45 p.m. Sunday. June 21-July 23. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $34-$44. 301/924-3400.

Love’s Labor’s Lost

• Four noblemen renounce the world’s pleasures for the world of academia, only to fall helplessly in love. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through July 30. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $14-$71. 202/547-1122.

Mame

• The comedic adventures of an unconventional aunt and her nephew. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through July 2. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $25-$75. 202/467-4600.

Monty Python’s Spamalot

• The legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table set to music and full of comedic instances. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through July 9. The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $45-$90. 800/447-7400.

A Murder, A Mystery, & A Marriage: A Mark Twain Musical Melodrama

• A recently discovered short story by Mark Twain that has been transformed into a musical. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through June 25. Round House Theatre, East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. $25-$50. 240/644-1100.

Noises Off!

• See the life of a traveling theater company onstage and backstage in the comedic play. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. June 16-July 9. Renegade Theater Company at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $20. 301/871-1487.

Picasso’s Closet

• A radical reinterpretation of Pablo Picasso’s time in occupied Paris: What if he didn’t die in 1973 but was murdered by the Nazis in 1944? 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. June 21-July 23. Theatre J at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $15-$40. 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 Northwest. $34. 202/467-4600.

Two-Headed

• Follow the friendship of two Mormon frontierswomen over the 40 years following the Mountain Meadow Massacre of 1857 in southern Utah. 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 8 p.m. Sunday. Through July 9. The Washington Shakespeare Company at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $15. 703/418-4808.

STAGE

The Capitol Steps

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202/397-SEAT.

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

Comedy Sportz D.C.

Ballston Common Mall

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

• Teams of comedians battle each other in competitive improvisational comedy sketches. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. $8-$12.

Under the Beltway

Stage Door Restaurant and Bar, 1324 King St., Alexandria. 703/798-1064.

• Improvisational comedy. 8:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $7.

DINNER THEATER

Dead Lost Survivor

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 7:30 p.m. June 16-17. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $52.95. 301/588-6646.

Murder Upon Request

• The Interactive Comedy-Mystery group performs 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.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

• The Tony-winning musical based on the Oscar-winning film about a young Manhattan girl looking to get married. Through June 18. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 12:30 and 8:15 p.m. Wednesday; 12:30 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday. $27.50-$46. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Md. 301/596-6161.

DANCE

Joy of Motion Dance Center

Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202/276-2599.

• Performance class showcase. 8 p.m. June 17, 7 p.m. June 18. $10-$12.

Kennedy Center

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

• Kirov Ballet, “William Forsythe Masterworks.” 7:30 p.m. June 13-15. $47-$112.

• Kirov Ballet, “Giselle.” 7:30 p.m. June 16, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. June 17, 1:30 p.m. June 18. $47-$112.

• The Royal Ballet; “The Sleeping Beauty” and mixed repertory. 7:30 p.m. June 20-23, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. June 24, 1:30 p.m. June 25. $47-$112.

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. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday. $5.

Dance Factory

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

• Beginning to advanced ballroom, Latin and swing classes. 7-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Four weeks. $59.

• Ballroom, Latin, swing combo dances. 7-10:30 p.m. Friday. $10-$11; admission includes lessons.

• Country and swing dance every second Saturday. 8:30 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. $10.

• Contemporary ballroom dances and practice parties. Saturday nights. $9-$10. Call for times.

• Social ballroom dancing. 7-10 p.m. Sunday. $9.

Dance Studio Lioudmila

18 Roth St., Alexandria. Private lessons and group classes, beginning to advanced ballroom, Latin and swing; no partners necessary. 703/751-8868.

• Tea dance, includes lesson and refreshments. 1-3:15 p.m. Fridays. $9.

• Dance party. 7:30-8:30 p.m. group class, 8:30-11 p.m. dance party. Saturdays. $12.

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.

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.

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.

• Bogwanderers Ceili Band. $6-$12. 703/521-4340.

• Greater Washington Ceili Club: Ceili. 5-9 p.m. last Sunday of month (September-June).

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.

Knights of Columbus Hall

6111 Columbian Way (state Route 3), Bowie.

• LA Singles Friday Dance. Large wood dance floor accommodates up to 300 singles. Music is top-40s and old favorites. Suits or dressy casual. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. every Friday. $9. 410/721-6666 or 410-674-3737

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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