Following are scheduled productions for the 2005-06 season.

Professional Theater

The Heritage Theatre Company

Harlow Hall, North Chevy Chase Church

8814 Kensington Pkwy., Chevy Chase.


* Oct. 21-Nov. 19 "That Certain Cervantes"

A one-man show about Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, the author of "Don Quixote de la Mancha."

Red Light Theatre

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg.


* Nov. 12-21 "The Cricket Project"

An original tale about a cricket that saves the Christmas spirit for several people.

Olney Theatre Center for the Arts

2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney.


* Today-Oct. 30 "Morning's at Seven"

Paul Osborn's play about 1920s life in a small town, and four sisters who have to deal with the mysterious fiancee of one of their sons.

* Nov. 16-Dec. 24 "Oliver!"

Lionel Bart musical based on the Charles Dickens story.

* Feb. 15-March 12 "The Heiress"

An adaptation of the Henry James novel.

* March 29-April 23 "Anything Goes"

Cole Porter musical set on an ocean liner.

* May 24-June 18 "The Elephant Man"

Drama about a deformed man in 19th-century London who is ostracized.

* June 21-July 23 "Hedda Gabler"

Henrik Ibsen's drama about the role of women in society, circa 1890. Performed in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab.

* June 28-July 23 "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris"

A musical featuring the songs of the French cabaret singer.

Open Circle Theatre

Round House Theatre Silver Spring,

8641 Colesville Rd.


* Beginning Nov. 7, "Low Level Panic"

Clare McIntyre's controversial, probing drama.

* Summer 2006, "Evita"

Quotidian Theatre Company

The Writer's Center Theater

4508 Walsh St., Bethesda.


* Oct. 21-Nov. 20 "The Beginning of Summer"

Play by Horton Foote, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony and Oscar awards.

* May 19-June 18 "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune"

Terrence McNally's drama about a one-night stand.

Round House Theatre

4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda.

8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring.


* Through Sunday, "Camille"

A stage adaptation of Verdi's "La Traviata." Bethesda.

* Oct. 14-Nov. 6 "The Chairs"

An English adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's absurdist play. Silver Spring.

* Nov. 16-Dec. 11 "A Year with Frog and Toad"

A musical based on Arnold Lobel's children's book. Bethesda.

* Feb. 1-26 "Midwives"

A courtroom drama based on Dana Yeaton's novel about a midwife who performs an emergency cesarean section on a woman who appeared to die in labor. Bethesda.

* April 5-30 "The Retreat from Moscow"

A drama about the end of a marriage. Bethesda.

* May 12-June 4 "A Body of Water"

Lee Blessing's play about a couple losing their memory. Silver Spring.

* May 31-July 22 "A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage: A Mark Twain Musical Melodrama"

Aaron Posner directs his own musical adaptation of a short story by Mark Twain. Bethesda.

Community Theater

Cedar Lane Stage

9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda.


* Through Oct. 15, "A Man for All Seasons"

Robert Bolt's play about Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII's attempt to annul the king's marriage.

* Summer 2006, One-Act Plays

Kensington Arts Theatre

Kensington Town Center Armory

3710 Mitchell St., Kensington.

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg.


* Oct. 28-Nov. 19 "Company"

Stephen Sondheim's look at commitment.

* March 10-April 1 "Assassins"

Sondheim's dark musical on would-be and successful assassins of American presidents.

* May 12-June 3 "Nine"

Tony-winning musical based on Federico Fellini's film about a movie producer facing a midlife crisis.

Montgomery Playhouse

Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center

Asbury Methodist Village Campus

409 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg.

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg.


* Through Oct. 9, "Book of Days"

Lanford Wilson's latest play.

* Nov. 4-26 "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]"

* Dec. 9-11 "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Some unruly children learn about the Christmas spirit through a church Christmas pageant.

* Jan. 20-Feb. 4 "Moon Over Buffalo"

Ken Ludwig's farce about a feuding theater couple .

* Feb. 14-March 19 "The Glass Menagerie"

Tennessee Williams drama about a family living on the edge.

* March 24-April 9 "Murder on the Nile"

Stage version of Agatha Christie novel "Death on the Nile."

* May 26-June 18 "Little Shop of Horrors"

Musical version of the horror flick.

Potomac Theatre Company

The Blair Family Center for the Arts

Bullis School Campus

10601 Falls Rd., Potomac.


* Nov. 18-Dec. 4 "Annie Get Your Gun"

Irving Berlin's musical about the female gunslinger.

* March 25-April 2 "Cinderella or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Ball"

A family musical loosely based on the classic tale.

* June 16-25 "Plaza Suite"

Neil Simon's trio of stories set in New York.

Rockville Little Theatre

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Rockville Civic Center Park

603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville.


* Jan. 20-Feb. 4 "The Sisters Rosensweig"

The groundbreaking play by Wendy Wasserstein.

* April 28-May 13 "The Winslow Boy"

The story of a British, pre-World War I family.

Rockville Musical Theatre

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Rockville Civic Center Park

603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville.


* Oct. 28-Nov. 19 "Honk!"

A musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale "The Ugly Duckling."

Sandy Spring Theatre Group

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg.

St. John's Episcopal Church

3427 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney.


* Oct. 14-29 "The Girl Who Captured the Moon"

A new fairy tale about a girl's journey to save her home town.

Silver Spring Stage

Woodmoor Shopping Center

10145 Colesville Rd. Silver Spring.


* Through Oct. 23, "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife"

A comedy about a Manhattan doctor visited by his wife's friend.

* Nov. 11-Dec. 14 "The Cocktail Hour"

A.R. Gurney's semi-biographical exploration of the WASP family.

* Jan. 13-Feb. 5 "The Shape of Things"

Neil LaBute's drama about manipulation and the nature of art.

* Feb. 24-March 19 "The Bad Seed"

The 1954 Broadway hit shocked audiences with its depiction of a vicious child.

* April 7-30 "Coyote on a Fence"

A drama of crime, punishment and racism.

* May 19-June 11 "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"

Christopher Hampton's exploration of sexual manipulation.

* June 30-July 23 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

The Edward Albee drama about a college professor and his wife.

Victorian Lyric Opera Company

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Rockville Civic Center Park

603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville


* February "The Gypsy Baron"

Operetta in three acts by Johann Strauss II.

Children's Theater

Adventure Theatre

Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.


* Today-Oct. 30 "The Little Witch of Wichita"

Musical about a witch who yearns to be taken seriously.

* Nov. 19-Dec. 18 "The Emperor's Nightingale"

Will the real nightingale be found in time to cheer the emperor and keep him from dying of sadness?

* Dec. 26-30 "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"

C. S. Lewis's tale about children who come to the aid of a lion in the land of Narnia.

* Jan. 21-Feb. 26 "Ring Around a Fable!"

Musical about the tales of Aesop in humor and song.

* March 18-April 23 "Ferdinand the Bull"

A musical adapted from "The Story of Ferdinand."

* May 13-June 18 "Tarradiddle Tales"

Folk tales from Mexico, Africa and Denmark.

* July 8-Aug. 14 "The Hobbit"

A play adapted from the book by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Break-A-Leg Theater Company

The Musical Theater Center

837-D Rockville Pike, Rockville.


* Saturday-Oct. 23 "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

The comic strip, brought to life.

* Jan. 6-8 "Annie Warbucks"

Features child performers. Sequel to "Annie."

Imagination Stage

4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda.


* Through Nov. 6, "Cinderella"

A new musical version of the classic tale.

* Nov. 25-Jan. 15 "Seussical"

Broadway musical based on Dr. Seuss stories.

* Feb. 11-April 13 "Hip Hop Anansi"

Hearing and hearing-impaired performers stage a hip-hop version of Ghanaian story.

* March 4-April 15 "Huck Finn's Story"

Mark Twain story adapted for children 9 and older.

* May 13-June 11 "The Hundred Dresses"

A Depression-era story of a child who doubts an unpopular girl's stories.

* July 5-Aug. 13 "The Borrowers"

An adaptation of Mary Norton's book about people who live beneath floorboards.

The Puppet Co.

Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo.


* Oct. 7-9 "Jack and the Beanstalk"

* Oct. 14-Nov. 18 "The Three Billy Goats Gruff"

* Nov. 25.-Dec. 31 "The Nutcracker"

* Jan.14-Feb. 19 "Tales of Beatrix Potter"

* Feb. 22-April 9 "Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp"

* April 12-May 28 "Pinocchio"

* June 7-July 16 "Circus"

* July 19-Sept. 3 "Dinosaur Desperados"

Red Light Theatre

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg.

* Nov. 12-21 "The Cricket Project"

An original tale about a cricket that saves the Christmas spirit for several people.

College Theater

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center

Montgomery College

51 Mannakee St., Rockville.


* Today-Oct. 9 "Showtune"

A musical celebrating the words and music of Jerry Herman.

* Nov. 16-20 "Romeo and Juliet"

Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.

* March 1-5 "Steel Pier"

A musical about 1930s Atlantic City during a dance marathon.

* April 19-23 "Heaven"

An amusing and provocative dark comedy that takes a frank look at race and religion.

-- Compiled by MICHAEL TOSCANO