What follows is a list of selected area community theaters that have announced open auditions and/or have current productions running:


BOWIE COMMUNITY THEATRE -- 301-805-0219. www.bctheatre.com. Auditions: Feb. 24-25 for "Dial 'M' for Murder" at the Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park, Route 3 southbound between Routes 450 and 50, Bowie.

CEDAR LANE STAGE -- 301-949-3685. www.cedarlanestage.org. Auditions: Feb. 10-11 for "Macbeth" at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda.

COLONIAL PLAYERS OF ANNAPOLIS -- 410-268-7373. www.cplayers.com. Now on stage: "A Shayna Maidel," through Feb. 8 at 108 East St., Annapolis.

GREENBELT ARTS CENTER -- 301-441-8770. www.spril.com/GAC/. Now on stage: "Nunsense," though Saturday at 123 Centerway, Greenbelt.

HARD BARGAIN PLAYERS -- 301-292-5665. www.hbplayers.org. Auditions: Feb. 22-23 for "An Unmarked Stone" at the Amphitheatre at Hard Bargain Farm, 2001 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek.

LAUREL MILL PLAYHOUSE -- 301-617-9906. www.burtonsvilleplayers.org. Now on stage: "How I Learned to Drive," through Feb. 8 at the Laurel Municipal Pool Meeting Room, Ninth and Main streets, Laurel.

MONTGOMERY PLAYHOUSE -- 301-977-5751. www.montgomeryplayhouse.org. Auditions: March 10-11 for "Evita" at the Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center, Asbury Methodist Village, 201 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. Now on stage: "It Happened in Harrods," through Sunday.

ROCKVILLE LITTLE THEATRE -- 301-340-1417. www.rlt-online.org. Auditions: March 3-5 for "You Can't Take It With You" at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville.

ROCKVILLE MUSICAL THEATRE -- 301-530-6477. www.r-m-t.org. Auditions: April 13-15 for "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville Civic Center, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville.

RUDE MECHANICALS -- 301-317-7964. www.rudemechanicals.com. Now on stage: "Troilus and Cressida," through Saturday at Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Lane, Laurel.

SILVER SPRING STAGE -- 301-593-6036. www.ssstage.org. Auditions: Saturday and Sunday for "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Now on stage: "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," through Feb. 8.

WILDWOOD SUMMER THEATRE -- 301-858-6260. www.wst.org. Auditions: May 24-25 for "Chicago" at Quince Orchard High School Auditorium, 15800 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg.

YOUNG ARTISTS THEATER -- 301-604-2844. www.youngartiststheater.com. Auditions: Monday for "Disorder in the Court" at Cherry Tree Center, Routes 29 and 216, West Laurel.

WashingtonCHEVY CHASE PLAYERS -- 202-387-1191. www.chevychaseplayers.org. Auditions: Feb. 20 and 22 for "Anything Goes" at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW.

MOUNT VERNON PLAYERS -- 202-408-1008 or 202-347-9620. www.mountvernonplayers.org. Auditions: Saturday through Feb. 10 by appointment for "The Chocolate Soldier," "The Bad Seed" and "A Night With Shakespeare" at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 1936.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARQUE -- 703-751-3040. www.theparque.org. Auditions: Sunday and Monday for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW.

VirginiaTHE ARLINGTON PLAYERS -- 703-549-1063. www.thearlingtonplayers.org. Auditions: Tuesday and Wednesday for "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" at the Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Now on stage: "Plaza Suite," through Feb. 15 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington.

CASTAWAYS REPERTORY THEATRE -- 703-508-5418. www.castawaystheatre.org. Auditions: Feb. 27 and March 1 for "Weekend Comedy" at the Dr. A.J. Ferlazo Bldg., 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. Now on stage: "The Eighth Order," through Saturday.

THE CHILDREN'S THEATRE -- 703-548-1154. www.arlingtonarts.org/tct. Auditions: April 7-8 for "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington.

DOMINION STAGE -- 703-683-0502. www.dominionstage.org. Auditions: Monday and Tuesday for "An Inspector Calls" at the Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Now on stage: "Dearly Departed," through Feb. 8.

ELDEN STREET PLAYERS -- 703-481-5930. www.eldenstreetplayers.org. Auditions: March 29-30 for "Art" at the Industrial Strength Theater, 269 Sunset Business Park, Herndon. Now on stage: "Streamers," through Feb. 15.

FAUQUIER COMMUNITY THEATRE -- 540-349-8760. www.fctstage.org. Auditions: March 1-2 for "My Fair Lady." Location TBA. Now on stage: "Dial 'M' for Murder," through Feb. 16 at the Vint Hill Theatre, Aiken Road, Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton.

GREAT FALLS PLAYERS -- 703-759-6224. www.gfonline.org. Auditions: March 15-16 for "The Star Spangled Girl" at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.

LITTLE THEATRE OF ALEXANDRIA -- 703-683-5778. www.thelittletheatre.com. Now on stage: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," through Saturday at 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria.

MCLEAN THEATRE ALLIANCE -- 703-790-0128. www.telgo.com/mta. Auditions: Saturday for "The Music Man" at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.

MOUNT VERNON COMMUNITY CHILDREN'S THEATRE -- 703-360-0686. www.mvcct.org. Auditions: April 1 for "Three Tales From Japan" at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria.

PORT CITY PLAYHOUSE -- 703-838-2880. www.telgo.com/pcp/home.html. Auditions: March 10-11 for "Wrong Turn at Lungfish" at Lee Center Stage, 1308 Jefferson St., Alexandria.

PRINCE WILLIAM LITTLE THEATRE -- 703-330-7796. www.pwlt.org. Auditions: March 17-18 for "You Can't Take It With You" at the Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Rd., Manassas. Now on stage: "An Inspector Calls," through Feb. 8 at Jennie Dean Elementary School, 9601 Prince William St., Manassas.

RESTON COMMUNITY PLAYERS -- 703-435-2707. www.restonplayers.org Auditions: Feb. 21-22 for "Proposals" at the Reston Community Center, CenterStage Theatre, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. Now on stage: "Present Laughter," through Feb. 8.

SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY THEATRE -- 703-866-6238. www.sctonline.org. Auditions: March 6-7 for "Later Life" at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 7901 Heritage Dr., Annandale.

STERLING PLAYMAKERS -- 703-437-6117. www.sterlingplaymakers.com. Auditions: April 25-26 for "South Pacific" at the Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling.

TAPESTRY THEATRE COMPANY -- 703-960-3398. www.tapestrytheatre.com. Auditions: Feb. 10, 11 and 13 for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria.

VIENNA THEATRE COMPANY -- 703-255-6360. www.httpcity.com/vtcshows. Auditions: Feb. 10-12 for "Forever Plaid" at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. Now on stage: "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," through Saturday.