Theater Downtown

ARENA STAGE/FICHANDLER -- "South Pacific," through Feb. 2. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

ARENA STAGE/KREEGER -- "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

EISENHOWER -- "Tell Me On a Sunday," through Jan. 12. Friday at 8, Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 and 8, Tuesday at 9, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

FORD'S THEATRE -- "A Christmas Carol," through Tuesday. Friday at 7:30, Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30, Tuesday at 7:30. 511 10th St. NW. 703-218-6500 or 202-347-4833.

NATIONAL THEATRE -- "Les Miserables," through Jan. 4. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Monday at 8, Tuesday at 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-447-7400 or 202-628-6161.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE -- "Much Ado About Nothing," through Jan. 5. Friday at noon and 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. The Lansburgh, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-547-1122 (TDD: 202-638-3863).

THEATER LAB -- "Shear Madness," indefinitely. Friday at 9, Saturday at 6 and 9, Sunday at 3:30 and 7, Monday at 8, Tuesday at 6 and 9, Thursday at 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

Around Town

ACTORS' THEATRE -- "Naked Boys Singing!" through Jan. 26. Friday at 8, Saturday at 7 and 10, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-319-1919.

AMERICAN CENTURY -- "The Seven Year Itch," through Jan. 25. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Thursday at 8. Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-553-8782.

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS -- "Dingleberries," through Jan. 11. Friday-Saturday and Thursday at 8. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. 202-298-9077.

D.C. ARTS CENTER -- "The Christmas Twist," through Jan. 4. Saturday at 10. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

LANDLESS -- "The Eight Reindeer Monologues," through Jan. 4. Friday at 10. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

METROSTAGE -- "The Crummles' Christmas Carol," through Jan. 5. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-548-9044.

OLNEY -- "The Secret Garden," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400.

RONALD REAGAN BUILDING -- The Capitol Steps comedy troupe, indefinitely. Friday-Saturday at 7:30. Amphitheater, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1555.

ROUND HOUSE -- "A Broadway Christmas Carol," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3 and 7:30. East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. 240-644-1100.

SCENA -- "The Fever," Tuesday at 8:30. Warehouse Next Door, 1019 Seventh St. NW. 703-684-7990.

SIGNATURE -- "The Christmas Carol Rag," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7. 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-218-6500.

STUDIO -- "The Shape of Things," through Jan. 5 in the Milton Theatre: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. "Bat Boy the Musical," through Sunday in SecondStage: Friday-Saturday at 8:30, Sunday at 7:30. 1333 P St. NW. 202-332-3300.

WAREHOUSE -- "Santa Claus Is Coming Out," through Jan. 4. Friday at 8, Saturday at 8 and 10:15, Sunday at 8, Thursday at 8. 1021 Seventh St. NW. 2092-783-3933.

WASHINGTON IMPROV THEATER -- through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 7:30. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-244-8630 or 202-462-7833.

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. -- "A Midsummer Night's Dream," through Jan. 4. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2, Tuesday at 8:45, Thursday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 800-494-8497 or 703-418-4808.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- "The Day Room," through Jan. 12. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday at 8, Thursday at 8. AFI Theater, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 202-393-3939 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

Baltimore | Out of Town

LYRIC OPERA HOUSE -- "Miss Saigon," through Jan. 5. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Wednesday at 8, Thursday at 2 and 8. 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-481-7328 or 410-494-2712.

Community Theater

ALDEN THEATER -- "A Christmas Carol," through Saturday. Friday at 7:30, Saturday-Sunday at 1 and 3:30. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave,. McLean. 703-790-9223.

Dinner Theater

RIVERSIDE CENTER -- "Oliver," through Jan. 26. Friday-Saturday and Wednesday-Thursday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Sunday matinee, dinner at 1:30, show at 3. 95 Riverside Pkwy., Fredericksburg, Va. 540-370-4300.

TOBY'S -- "Annie Get Your Gun," through Feb. 12. Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Thursday, dinner at 6:15, show at 8:15; Sunday matinee, buffet at 10:30, show at 12:30; Sunday evening, dinner at 5:15, show at 7:15. 5900 Symphony Woods Dr., Columbia. 301-596-6161.

WEST END DINNER THEATRE -- "Home for the Holidays," through Tuesday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Sunday at 2 and 8, Tuesday at 8. 4615 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-370-2500.

DanceMARYLAND YOUTH BALLET -- "The Nutcracker," Friday at 1, Saturday at 1 and 7, Sunday at 1. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301 or 301-652-2232.

VIRGINIA BALLET COMPANY -- "The Nutcracker," Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 7. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tnpk., Annandale. 703-249-8227.

DANCE INSTITUTE OF Washington, Rennie Harris Puremovement and Tai Jimenez & Eric Underwood, Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 3, in "The Spirit of Kwanzaa." Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).