Theater

Downtown

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

OPERA HOUSE -- "Hairspray," through Aug. 21. Friday at 7:30, Saturday-Sunday at 1:30 and 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

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

Around Town

ATW -- "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," through Sept. 4. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7, Thursday at 8. Actors Theatre of Washington, Busboys & Poets, 14th and V NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-319-7227.

D.C. ARTS CENTER -- "Agnes of God," through Aug. 14. Friday-Sunday and Thursday at 7:30. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

ERNST CULTURAL CENTER -- "Ode to Peace," Chinese wushu and dance by the Beijing Shengji Art School and the O-Meil Wushu Kungfu Center, Thursday at 7. Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tnpk., Annandale. 703-246-9058.

IDB CULTURAL CENTER -- "A Clear Midnight" by ID Studio, Thursday at 6:30. Free. Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-3558.

LONGACRE LEA PRODUCTIONS -- "Energumen" and "The Real Inspector Hound," through Sept. 11. Thursday at 7:30. Callan Theatre, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-460-2188.

NATURAL THEATRICALS -- "Herakles," through Aug. 28. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-739-5895.

NOBLEHEART -- "Godspell," through Aug. 30. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. Indian Head Center for the Arts, 4185 Indian Head Hwy., Indian Head. 301-743-3040.

OLNEY THEATRE -- "The Miracle Worker," through Sept. 11. "Pay-what- you-can" preview, Tuesday at 7:30; regular prices, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400.

POTOMAC THEATRE PROJECT -- "Summer Repertory," through Sunday. "Lovesong of the Electric Bear," Friday at 7:45, Saturday at 1, Sunday at 4:30. "Somewhere in the Pacific," Friday at 2, Saturday at 4:30, Sunday at 7:45. "Press Conference," "American Dream" and "One for the Road," Saturday at 7:45, Sunday at 1. Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, Olney Theatre Center, 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. 202-397-7328 or 202-312-1555.

SCENA -- "The Persians," through Aug. 14. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Thursday at 8. Tivoli Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 703-684-7990.

STUDIO -- "Take Me Out," through Aug. 14 in the Mead Theatre: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. "The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow," through Aug. 14 in the Milton Theatre: Friday-Saturday at 8:30, Sunday at 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 8:30. 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300.

WASHINGTON IMPROV THEATER -- "Jackie," through Aug. 20. Friday- Saturday at 10. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. -- "The Royal Hunt of the Sun," through Aug. 28. Friday at 8, Saturday 2 and 8 (Saturday matinee is "pay-what- you-can"), Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. "Pericles," reading, Sunday at 7:30. "Coriolanus," reading, Tuesday at 7:30.Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 800-494-8497 or 703-418-4808.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- "The Clean House," through Aug. 14. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939.

ZEMFIRA STAGE -- "Love Letters," through Aug. 12. Friday at 8, Sunday at 7:30. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-318-0619.

Literary Events

GREENBELT ARTS CENTER -- Michael S. Glaser reads his poetry, Sunday at 5. 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770.

Baltimore | Out of Town

FELLS POINT CORNER -- "$Forty Million, If You Want It," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8. 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-276-7837.

HIPPODROME -- "Disney's the Lion King," through Sept. 4. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 1 and 6:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. France- Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. 410-547-7328 or 410-752-7444.

RUN OF THE MILL -- "Socks" and "Holidays In," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7. 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Baltimore. 410-796-1555.

SPOTLIGHTERS -- "Get Stuffed" and "Cornered," through Aug. 27. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7. 817 St. Paul St., Baltimore. 410-752-1225.

UNCOMMON VOICES -- "The Best Christmas Murder Ever," through Aug. 28. Thursday at 8. Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-655-4826.

WAYSIDE -- "The Underpants," through Saturday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8. 7853 Main St., Middletown, Va. 540-869-1776.

Community Theater

ANNAPOLIS SUMMER GARDEN -- "A Chorus Line," through Sept. 3. Friday-Sunday and Thursday at 8:30. 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. 410-268-9212.

CAPITOL HILL ARTS WORKSHOP -- "Pinafore," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 7. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839.

STERLING PLAYMAKERS -- "Annie," through Aug. 14. Friday at 8, Saturday- Sunday at 2. Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy., Potomac Falls. 703-437-6117.

VIENNA YOUTH PLAYERS -- "Godspell," through Aug. 14. Friday-Saturday at 7:30. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. 703-255-6360.

WILDWOOD SUMMER THEATRE -- "Grand Hotel, the Musical," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Quince Orchard High School, 15800 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. 240-396-4397.

College

NVCC -- "Beauty and the Beast," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 7, Sunday at 2. Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6166.

Dinner Theater

LAZY SUSAN -- "Something's Afoot," through Oct. 16. Friday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Saturday, dinner at 7, show at 8:30; Sunday, dinner at 6, show at 7:30; Tuesday-Thursday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8. U.S. 1 at Furnace Road, Woodbridge. 703-550-7384.

TIMONIUM -- "Run for Your Wife!," through Aug. 14. Friday-Saturday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Sunday, dinner at 4:30, show at 6; Thursday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8. 9603 Deereco Rd., Timonium. 410-560-1113.

TOBY'S -- "Grease," through Sept. 4. 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.

WAY OFF BROADWAY -- "The Wizard of Oz," through Aug. 27. Friday-Saturday and Thursday, dinner at 6, show at 8; Sunday, brunch at 12:30, show at 2. 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. 301-662-6600.

Dance

THE BOLSHOI BALLET and Orchestra -- "Don Quixote," Friday and Saturday at 8:30. Filene Center, Wolf Trap Park, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

LESOLE'S DANCE PROJECT -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

ROCKVILLE CIVIC BALLET -- "Cinderella," Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690.

STUDENTS FROM "EXPLORING Ballet With Suzanne Farrell," Thursday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).