Theater

Downtown

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

ACTORS' THEATRE OF WASHINGTON -- "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," through Sept. 4. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7, Thursday at 8. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-319-7227.

D.C. ARTS CENTER -- Comedian Rob Sevin, Saturday at 7:30. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

LONGACRE LEA PRODUCTIONS -- "Energumen" and "The Real Inspector Hound," through Sept. 11. Friday- Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Wednesday-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. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2, Tuesday at 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 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 Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. Tivoli Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 703-684-7990.

SIGNATURE -- "The Kids From Catholic," cabaret evening, Friday- Saturday at 7 and 9. "Urinetown," through Oct. 9: Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-218-6500.

SOURCE -- "Rising Tide: A Flood of New 10-Minute Plays," through Tuesday. Monday-Tuesday at 7:30. 1835 14th St. NW. 301-277-8117.

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

THEATER ALLIANCE -- "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde," through Sept. 18. Thursday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 202-396-2125.

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. "Cymbeline," staged reading, Sunday at 7:30. "The Winter's Tale," 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 Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7. 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939.

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

Literary Events

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS VILLAGE Center -- Grace Cavalieri and Darcy Shargo read their poetry, Thursday at 7:30. Free. 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797.

Baltimore | Out of Town

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.

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. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7, Thursday at 8. Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-655-4826.

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.

HEXAGON -- "With Levity & Jesting for All," Friday at 8. Free. Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus and North Second streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850 or 703-228-6966.

LEESBURG -- "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," through Aug. 21. Saturday at 8, Sunday at 6. Carriage House, Oatlands Plantation, U.S. 15 south of Leesburg. 703-777-3174.

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

VIENNA YOUTH PLAYERS -- "Godspell," through Sunday. Friday- Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. 703-255-6360.

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.

RIVERSIDE CENTER -- "Big River," through Oct. 30. 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.

TIMONIUM -- "Run for Your Wife!," through Sunday. 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

TALENT SHOW by summer arts camp participants, Friday at 7. Dance Place, 322 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

WASHINGTON REFLECTIONS DANCE Company -- Friday at 7:30. Free. Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW. 202-426-0486.

DEBORAH RILEY DANCE PROJECTS, Expansion Dance Project, Silk Road Dance Company and Tappening, Saturday at 7:30. Free. Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW. 202-426-0486.