Community Theater

Cedar Lane Stage

9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, 301-949-3685.

"The Merchant of Venice," tomorrow-Oct. 24.

Damascus Theatre Company

Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg, 301-258-6394.

"Company," April 1-17.

Kensington Arts Theatre

Kensington Town Center Armory, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington, 301-547-7101.

"The Rocky Horror Show," Oct. 29-Nov. 20.

"The Last 5 Years," March 11-April 2.

"Kiss of the Spider Woman," April 29-May 21.

Montgomery Playhouse at Asbury

Asbury Methodist Village Rosborough Center, 409 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-977-5751.

"A Grand Night for Singing," tomorrow-Oct. 31.

"Play On!," Nov. 26-Dec. 12.

"Who Killed Santa Claus?" Jan. 28-Feb. 13.

"Proof," Feb. 25-March. 13. Performances will be at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg.

"Goodnight Desdemonda," April 8-24.

"Gypsy," June 3-26.

Musical Theater Center

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-270-5301.

"Annie Get Your Gun," Jan. 14-16.

"Oklahoma," Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 4-6. Performances at Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400.

"Next Stop Broadway 2005," March 11-13, March 18-19.

"Children of Eden," Aug. 12-14.

Potomac Theatre Company

Blair Family Center for the Arts, on the campus of the Bullis School, 10601 Falls Rd., Potomac, 301-299-8571.

"Once Upon a Mattress," Nov. 19-Dec. 5.

"What's a Wolf to Do?" March 11-20.

"Steel Magnolias," June 17-26.

Redlight-Greenlight Youth Theatre

Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg, 301-258-6394

"The Cricket Project," Nov. 12-21.

Rockville Little Theatre

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville, 301-340-1417.

"A Thousand Clowns," Jan. 14-29.

"Tribute," April 22-May 7.

Rockville Musical Theatre

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville, 301-530-6477.

"Ragtime," Oct. 29-Nov. 20.

"Pippin," summer 2005.

"Honk!," fall 2005

Sandy Spring Theatre Group

St. John's Episcopal Church, 3427 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. 301-547-7060.

"Kindertransport," tomorrow-Oct. 30. Performances also will be held at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg, Oct. 15-30.

One-act Play Festival, December.

"Alice in Wonderland," April. Performances at Gaithersburg Arts Barn.

"Big Bucks," May.

Silver Spring Stage

Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, 301-593-6036.

"Ravenscroft," through Oct. 30.

"Proof," Nov. 12-Dec. 11

"The Pavilion," Jan. 7-Feb. 5.

"Painting Churches," Feb. 18-March 19.

Frederick County

Fredericktowne Players

Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-228-2828. .

"It's a Wonderful Life," Dec. 2-5.

"Love, Sex and the I.R.S." March 3-6.

"The Boys Next Door," April 28-30, May 1.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre

31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-4744

"Democracy: A Work in Progress," Through Oct. 23.

"Dirty Blonde," Nov. 12-Dec. 11.

"The Wild Party," Jan. 14-Feb. 19.

"Lysistrata," March 11-April 16.

"The Underpants," May 6-June 11.

College Theater

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center

Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, 301-279-5301.

"Pippin," Wednesday-Oct. 17.

"Nickel and Dimed," Nov. 17-21.

"Oliver," Feb. 23-27.

"The Laramie Project," April 20-24.

Children's Theater

Adventure Theatre

Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-320-5331.

"Cinderella or a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Ball," Through Oct. 17.

"Molly's Pilgrim," Oct. 30-Dec. 5.

"A Christmas Carol," Dec. 18-30.

"Winnie-the-Pooh," March 5-April 10.

"The Little Mermaid and the Prince," April 23-May 29.

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," June 11-July 17.

"Hyronomous A. Frog, the Frog Prince," July 30-Sept. 4.

The Puppet Co.

Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-320-6668.

"Galapagos George," Oct. 1-3, 8-10.

"Toyland," Oct. 16-Nov. 21.

"The Nutcracker," Nov. 26-Dec. 31.

"Clowning Around," Jan. 15-Feb. 20.

"Peter and the Wolf," Feb. 23-April 10.

"Alice in Wonderland," April 16-May 29.

"Little Red Riding Hood & the 3 Little Pigs," June 8-July 17.

Professional Theater

The Heritage Theatre Company

Harlow Hall, North Chevy Chase Church, 8814 Kensington Pkwy, Chevy Chase, 301-770-9080.

"Beowulf" and "The Indian Wants the Bronx," Oct. 8-30.

"Requiem for a Heavyweight," Nov. 5-27.

"The Winter's Tale" or "Twelfth Night," Jan. 7-29.

"Death of a Salesman," March 4-26.

"Ghosts," May 6-29.

Imagination Stage

4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, 301-280-1660.

"Bunnicula," through Nov. 7.

"Charlotte's Web," Nov. 26-Jan. 9.

"The Magical Pinata," Jan. 22-Feb. 6.

"Petite Rouge," Feb. 5-April 3.

"Callisto 5," Feb. 26-April 2.

"Perfectly Persephone: Little Greek Myth," April 30-May 27.

"James and the Giant Peach," June 25-Aug. 7.

Olney Theatre Center for the Arts

2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney, 301-924-3400.

"Blithe Spirit," through Nov. 7.

"Carousel," Nov. 17-Dec. 31.

"St. George," Feb. 23-March 30.

"Omnium Gatherum," March 30-April 24.

"Lend Me a Tenor," May 11-June 5.

"La Tragedie de Carmen," June 22-July 17.

"The Miracle Worker," Aug. 10-Sept. 4.

Quotidian Theatre Company

The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda, 301-816-1023.

"The Weir," Oct. 29-Nov. 28.

"The Roads to Home," April 15-May 15.

"All My Sons," June 10-July 10.

Round House Theatre-Bethesda

7501 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 240-644-1100.

"Living Out," through Sunday.

"The Diary of Anne Frank," Nov. 10-Dec. 12.

"Violet," Jan. 19-30.

"John & Jen," Feb. 2-13.

"Little Fish," Feb. 16-27.

"Live X 3," March 30-May 1.

"Once on This Island," June 1-July 3.

Round House TheatreSilver Spring

8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, 240-644-1100.

"Tabletop," Through Nov. 7.

"A Broadway Christmas Carol," Nov. 26-Dec. 30.

"Columbinus," March 2 -April 10.

-- Compiled by MICHAEL TOSCANO