The Dec. 9 Weekend section listed an incorrect telephone number for information about performances of "Christmas Revels" at Lisner Auditorium. The correct number is 202-723-7528. (Published 12/12/2005)

Theater

Downtown

ARENA STAGE/FICHANDLER "Damn Yankees," through Feb. 5. Friday-Saturday at 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 "Cuttin' Up," through Jan. 1. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday at 7:30, Wednesday at noon and 7:30. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

FAMILY THEATER "Alice," through Dec. 30. Friday-Saturday at 7, Sunday at 1 and 3:30. 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 Dec. 31. Friday at 7:30, Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30, Tuesday at 7:30, Wednesday -Thursday at noon and 7:30. 511 10th St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-347-4833.

NATIONAL THEATRE "Les Miserables," through Jan. 21. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-447-7400 or 202-628-6161.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE CO. "The Comedy of Errors," through Jan. 8. Friday at 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 2, 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' CENTER "The Government Inspector," staged reading, Dec. 12 at 8. Free. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 703-413-3270.

AFRICAN CONTINUUM THEATRE COMPANY "Draft Day," through Sunday: Friday-Sunday at 8. "Kingdom," through Saturday: Saturday at 2. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 202-529-5763.

DIDACTIC THEATRE CO. "Beautiful Child," through Dec. 18. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-248-0179.

KEEGAN THEATRE "Portrait of a Madonna" and "Suddenly Last Summer," through Dec. 17. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Thursday at 8. Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-527-6000.

LISNER AUDITORUM "Christmas Revels: Journey to the Northlands," through Dec. 18. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 7:30, Sunday at 2. 730 21st St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-994-6800.

NATIONAL THEATRE/HELEN HAYES GALLERY "The Queen's Royal Christmas," Monday at 6 and 7:30. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-447-7400 or 202-628-6161.

OATLANDS "A Christmas Carol" performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of the author, Friday at 4 and 7:30. On U.S. 15 six miles south of Leesburg. 703-777-3174.

OLNEY THEATRE "Oliver!," through Dec. 31. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday at 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400.

PSYCHIC GHOST THEATRE ("Visitations" resumes Dec. 26.) 11234 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. 301-933-0373.

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.

RORSCHACH THEATRE "The Beard of Avon," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Calvary Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-452-5538.

ROSSLYN SPECTRUM Kevin Burke in "Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman," through Dec. 31. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 5 and 8, Sunday at 3, Thursday at 7:30. 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 202-397-7328.

ROUND HOUSE/BETHESDA "A Year With Frog and Toad," through Dec. 18. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3, Thursday at 7. 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100.

SIGNATURE "Yemaya's Belly," through Dec. 18. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday- Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-218-6500.

STUDIO "Guantanamo: 'Honor Bound to Defend Freedom'," through Sunday in the Milton Theatre. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7. 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300.

VENUS "A Little Rebellion Now," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 3. Warehouse Theatre, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 800-494-8497.

WAREHOUSE THEATER "Worst President Ever," through Dec. 14. Wednesday at 7:30. 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-438-2970.

WASHINGTON IMPROV THEATER "Seasonal Disorder," through Dec. 30. Friday-Saturday at 8. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. 202-315-1318.

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. "Hapgood," through Saturday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 (Saturday matinee is a "pay-what-you-can" show). Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 800-494-8497 or 703-418-4808.

WASHINGTON STORYTELLERS THEATRE "City of Fools," Jewish tales and songs by Renee Brachfeld and Mark Novak, Saturday at 8. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 202-545-6840.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH "Starving," through Dec. 18. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday- Thursday at 8. 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939.

Literary Events

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS VILLAGE Center Piotr Gwiazda, Kim Roberts and J.D. Smith read their poetry, Thursday at 7:30. Free. 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797.

Baltimore | Out of Town

EVERYMAN "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me," through Dec. 18. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. 1727 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-752-2208.

FELLS POINT CORNER "Jack and the Beanstalk," through Dec. 18. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, and Sunday at 3. 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-276-7837.

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATRE "The Pavilion," through Jan. 7. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7, Thursday at 8. 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-694-4744.

Community Theater

MONTGOMERY PLAYHOUSE "Dear Liar" and "Overruled," through Sunday. Saturday-Sunday at 7:30. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394.

PRINCE GEORGE'S LITTLE Theater "Miracle on 34th Street," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710 (TDD: 301-277-0312).

College

CATHOLIC U. "An Evening of One-Acts," through Sunday. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 7:30, Sunday at 2. Hartke Theatre. Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-4000.

High School

WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL "Lucky Stiff," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. 3100 Macomb St. NW. 202-243-1800.

Dinner Theater

LAZY SUSAN "The Sound of Music," through Dec. 31. 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 "The Sound of Music," through Jan. 29. 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 "Miracle on 34th Street," through Dec. 23. Friday- Saturday and Thursday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Sunday, buffet at 4:30, show at 6; Thursday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8. 9603 Deereco Rd., Timonium. 410-560-1113.

TOBY'S "Mame," through Feb. 19. 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 "An Old-Fashioned (Radio) Christmas," through Jan. 7. 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

WASHINGTON BALLET "The Nutcracker," through Dec. 24. Friday at 7, Saturday at 2 and 7, Sunday at 1 and 5, Thursday at 7. Warner Theatre, 13th and E NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-783-4000.

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE "The Nutcracker," through Sunday. Friday at 7:30, Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 7:30. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

GEORGE MASON U. DANCE COMPANY Friday and Saturday at 8. Dance Performance Studio, Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

MARYLAND REGIONAL BALLET "The Nutcracker," Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-228-2828.

ALEXANDRIA BALLET "Highlights of the Nutcracker," through Jan. 1. Saturday and Sunday at noon, 1:30, 3 and 4:30. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035.

LOUDOUN BALLET COMPANY "The Nutcracker," through Dec. 18. Saturday at 2 and 7, Sunday at 4. Briar Woods High School, 22525 Belmont Ridge, Ashburn. 703-771-8074.

MIA SAUNDERS SCHOOL OF BALLET "The Nutcracker," Saturday at 2 and Sunday at 3. Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Rd., Clifton. 703-222-3378.

OLNEY BALLET THEATER "The Nutcracker," Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 6. Tawes Theater, University of Maryland, College Park. 301-774-9850.

ROCKVILLE CIVIC BALLET "The Nutcracker," Saturday at 2 and 7:30, and Sunday at 2. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690.

INSTITUTE OF PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUTH "The Nutcracker," Saturday and Sunday at 3. Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. 703-724-4900.

MOMENTUM DANCE THEATRE "A Jazz, Hip-Hop Nutcracker," Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3. Stuart Hobson Middle School, Fourth and E streets NE. 202-785-0035.

"YALLA! A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN'S DANCE" Saturday at 7:30, by Washington-area Middle Eastern dancers. Parilla Theatre Arts Arena, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5355.

TAPPERS WITH ATTITUDE "15th Anniversary Celebration," Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

ASAPH ENSEMBLE "Clara's Christmas," an adaptation of "The Nutcracker," and dances accompanied by selections from Handel's "Messiah." Saturday at 8 at Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria; and Sunday at 4 at Osbourn Park High School, 8909 Euclid Ave., Manassas. 703-368-1812.