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The Young Victorian Theatre presents the Pirates of Penzance at Bryn Mawr School's Centennial Hall July 8-18.

Sizzlin Summer 2004

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Posted 5/26/2004

Sure, the heat brings on the blockbuster film season, but remember the days of summer camp? At the end of all the mosquito bites, first kisses, and canoeing, you'd all get together and put on the camp revue. On stage. that was so cool. anyhoo, here's some fresh theater to hit up in between all the movies:


ADVENTURE THEATRE
7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, (301) 320-5331, www.adventuretheatre.org.

June 5-July 11, The Near-Sighted Knight and the Far-Sighted Dragon.
July 24-Aug. 29, The Adventures of Paddington Bear.


ANNAPOLIS SUMMER GARDEN THEATRE
143 Compromise St., Annapolis, (410) 268-9212, www.summergarden.com, all performances 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, $10-$12.

May 28-June 26, Gypsy.
July 2-31, Taming of the Shrew.
Aug. 6-Sept. 4, Crazy for You.


ARENA STAGE
1101 Sixth St. S.W., Washington, (202) 554-9066, www.arenastage.com, $40-$66.

To June 27, Orpheus Descending.
July 22-Aug. 15, Crowns.
Sept. 3-Oct. 17, M. Butterfly.


AUDREY HERMAN SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE
817 St. Paul St., (410) 752-1225, www.spotlighters.org.

May 28-June 26, Batboy: The Musical.
July 9-31, The Lonesome West.
Aug. 6-28, My Play About My Wife.
Aug. 6-28, The Eyes Have It.


BAKER PARK BANDSHELL
Bentz and Second streets, Frederick, (301) 228-2844, www.cityoffrederick.com, 7 p.m. Saturdays, free.

July 10-Aug. 28, Summerfest Family Theatre.


BLACKFRIARS PLAYHOUSE
10 S. Market St., Staunton, Va., (540) 885-5588, www.ishakespeare.com.

To May 30, The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
June-Nov. 28, The Merchant of Venice.
June 10-Nov. 27, The Most Lamentable Comedy of Sir John Falstaff.
June 19-Nov. 26, A Midsummer Night's Dream.


BOWIE PLAYHOUSE
Whitemarsh Park, Bowie, (410) 757-5700, www.2ndstarproductions.com, $13-$16.

May 28-June 26, Mame.


CATALYST THEATER COMPANY
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. S.E., Washington, (800) 494-8497, www.catalysttheater.com, $15-$25.

To June 19, Altruists.


CENTENNIAL HALL AT BRYN MAWR SCHOOL
Young Victorian Theatre Company
109 W. Melrose Ave., (410) 323-3077, $35.
July 8-18, The Pirates of Penzance.

CENTER STAGE
700 N. Calvert St., (410) 332-0033, www.centerstage.org, $15-$50.

To June 20, Picnic.


CHARTER THEATRE COMPANY
The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, (202) 333-7009, www.chartertheatre.org, $25.

To June 13, Of a Sunday Morning.


CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER
194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, (410) 636-6597, www.chesapeakearts.org.

June 5-26, The Wizard of Oz.
July 16-25, Amelia's Journey: The Creation of a Reluctant Celebrity.
July 30-Aug. 15, Woman of the Edge.


CHESAPEAKE MUSIC HALL
339 Busch's Frontage Road, Annapolis, (800) 406-0306, www.chesapeakemusichall.com, $25-$35.

To July 10, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
July 17-Sept. 18, West Side Story.


CLASSIKA THEATRE
4041 S. 28th St., Arlington, Va., (703) 824-6200, www.classika.org.
To June 6, A Genie Named Khatab.
June 26-Aug. 15, The Tale of the Fisherman and the Golden Fish.


COCKPIT-IN-COURT THEATRE
Essex campus, Community College of Baltimore County, 7201 Rossville Blvd., (410) 780-6369, www.ccbc.edu/cockpit, $13-$17.

June 11-27, Pippin.
June 18-27, Deathtrap.
July 9-17, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
July 23-Aug. 8, Meet Me in St. Louis.
July 30-Aug. 8, Bell, Book, and Candle.


CUMBERLAND THEATRE
101 Johnson St., Cumberland, (301) 759-4990, www.cumberlandtheatre.com.

June 9-27, My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra.
July 17-25, Play It Again, Sam.
Aug. 4-22, Shenandoah.


DISCOVERY THEATER
Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Drive S.W., Washington, (202) 357-1500, www.discoverytheater.org/start.htm.

July 6-9, Dream Time.
July 14-16, Fractured Fairy Tales.


ENCORE THEATRE
4801 Liberty Heights Ave., (410) 466-2433, $16-$29.

To June 6, Soul Stirring Sam.


EVERGREEN HOUSE
4545 N. Charles St., (410) 366-8594, www.baltimoreshakespeare.org, $15-$30.

July 9-25, The Tempest.


EVERYMAN THEATRE
1727 N. Charles St., (410) 752-2208, www.everymantheatre.org, $15-$30.

To June 20, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.


FELLS POINT CORNER THEATRE
251 S. Ann St., (410) 276-7837, www.fpct.org, $11-$12.

To June 13, Street Scene.
July 15-Aug. 15, Air/Ice.
Aug. 19-Sept. 5, Partners.


FORD'S THEATRE
511 10th St. N.W., Washington, (202) 347-4833, www.fordstheatre.org, $29-$45.

To June 6, Children of Eden.


GREENBELT ARTS CENTER
123 Centerway, Greenbelt, (301) 441-8770, www.greenbeltartscenter.org, $8-$10.

June 11-26, Private Lives.


GUNSTON ARTS CENTER
2700 S. Lang St., Arlington, Va., (703) 553-8782, www.americancentury.org, $18-$27.

to June 12, Venecia (Venice).
June 17-July 24, Machinal.


HARD BARGAIN PLAYERS AMPHITHEATER
2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, www.hbplayers.org.

June 11-19, Dinner With Friends.
Aug. 6-14, When the World was Green.


HIPPODROME THEATRE
12 N. Eutaw St., (410) 481-7328, www.france-merrickpac.com.
To May 30, Mamma Mia.
June 8-13, Riverdance.
Aug. 11-Sept. 19, Phantom of the Opera


KENNEDY CENTER
New Hampshire Ave. and F St. N.W., Washington, (800) 444-1324, www.kennedy-center.org, $35-$90.

Ongoing, Shear Madness.
To June 2, A Streetcar Named Desire.
June 10-13, Tango Negro0.
June 11-13, A Distant Country Called Youth.
June 12-July 4, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
June 23-Aug. 22, The Producers.
July 17-Aug. 8, Glass Menagerie.


LAUREL MILL PLAYHOUSE
508 Main St., Laurel, (301) 617-9906, www.burtonsvilleplayers.org.

To June 12, Ride the Winds.
June 25-July 24, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
lyric opera house
140 W. Mount Royal Ave., (301) 617-9906, www.lyricoperahouse.com.
June 1-6, Will a Real Man Please Stand Up.


MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATRE
31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, (301) 694-4744, www.marylandensemble.org, $8-$18.

To June 6, The Big, Friendly Giant.
To June 13, Psycho Beach Party.
Aug. 13-Sept. 11, Proof.


MILBURN STONE MEMORIAL THEATRE
Cecil Community College, 1 Seahawk Drive, North East, (410) 287-1037.

June 18-27, A Little Night Music.


MOBTOWN THEATER
3600 Clipper Mill Road, (410) 467-3057, www.baltplayfest.org.

June 10-27, Empires Fall.
June 10-27, In My Tribe.
July 8-25, The Throne Builders.
Aug. 5-22, The Picture Wall.


NEW EMBASSY THEATRE
49 Baltimore St., Cumberland, (301)722-4692.

June 24-27, The Best of Bernstein!
Aug. 12-22, Once Upon A Mattress!


OLNEY THEATRE CENTER
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, (301) 924-3400, www.olneytheatre.org, $26-$36.

To June 27, Necessary Targets.
July 7-Aug. 8, Copenhagen.
Aug. 25-Sept. 26, Venus.


PRINCE GEORGE'S LITTLE THEATRE
6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton, (301) 577-0357, www.pglt.org.

June 11-19, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.


PUBLICK PLAYHOUSE
5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, (301) 277-1710, $6-$7.

June 2-3, Matilda.


ROUND HOUSE THEATRE
8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, (202) 644-1100, www.round-house.org, $30-$60.

To May 30, Jesus Hopped the A Train.


ROUND HOUSE THEATRE
East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda, Md., (202) 644-1100, www.round-house.org, $29-$37.

June 2-July 3, The World Goes ‘Round.


SHAKESPEARE IN THE RUINS
June 11-July 11, Much Ado About Nothing.


SIGNATURE THEATRE
3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, Va., (703) 820-9771, www.sig-online.org.

June 1-July 11, The Blue Room.
Aug. 17-Oct. 3, One Red Flower.


SOURCE THEATRE
1835 14th St. N.W., Washington, (202) 462-1073, www.sourcetheatre.com.

June 2-27, Tape.
July 26-Aug. 24, Washington Theatre Festival.


STANISLAVSKY THEATER STUDIO
1742 Church St., N.W., Washington, (800) 494-8497, www.sts-online.org, $31-$36.

To June 23, The Shoemaker's Remarkable Wife.


STUDIO THEATRE
1333 P St., N.W., Washington, (202) 332-3300, www.studiotheatre.org, $25-$45.

To June 27, The Cripple of Inishmaan.
June 4-21, As I Lay Lip-Synching, Show Trash, and My Deah.
July 15-Aug. 8, Tommy.


SUMMERSTAGE AT THE MATTIN CENTER
Johns Hopkins University, Charles and 33rd streets, (410) 516-4695, $8-$10.

June 4-5, The Loyal Opposition.


THEATRE HOPKINS
Johns Hopkins University, Charles and 34th streets, (410) 516-7159, www.jhu.edu/~theatre/.

June 11-July 4, The Wild Party.


THEATRE ON THE HILL
McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, (410) 857-2448.

June 11-July 3, The Foreigner.
June 19-July 11, Pinocchio.
June 12-July 2, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You.
July 16-Aug. 7, Stage Struck.
July 16-Aug. 6, Hotline.
July 17-Aug. 7, The Emperor's New Clothes.


THEATER ON THE RUN
3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, Va., (703) 578-1100, $18-$25.

June 3-27, Pumping Josey: Life and Death in Suburbia.


THEATRE PROJECT
45 W. Preston St., (41) 752-8558, www.theatreproject.org, $10-$15.

June 24-July 10, Planet Claire.


TOBY'S DINNER THEATRE
5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Md., (410) 730-8311, www.tobysdinnertheatre.com.

To Aug. 8, Cats.
June 24-Aug. 6, Miss Nelson is Missing.


THE TOP FLOOR
5440 Harford Road, (443) 691-7040, www.thetopfloor.org.

June 11-26, Accidental Death of an Anarchist.


TOTEM POLE PLAYHOUSE
Caledonia State Park, Chambersburg, Pa., (888) 805-7056, www.totempoleplayhouse.org, $23-$32.

June 5-20, My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.
June 22-July 4, Weekend Comedy.
July 6-18, Night Watch.
July 20-Aug. 1, Father of the Bride.
Aug. 3-15, Crimes of the Heart.
Aug. 17-29, Tintypes.


VAGABOND PLAYERS
806 S. Broadway, (410) 563-9135, www.vagabondplayers.com.

June 4-July 3, If Memory Serves.
July 23-Aug. 8, A Different Kind of Love.


WAREHOUSE THEATER
1021 7th St. N.W., Washington, (202) 783-3933, www.warehousetheater.com.

June 10-13, Tango Negro.


WARNER THEATRE
513 13th St. N.W., Washington, (202) 783-4000, www.warnertheatre.com.

June 1-6, Grease.
June 18, Steven Wright.
July 28, An Evening of Kabuki.


WEINBERG CENTER
20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, (301) 228-2828, www.weinbergcenter.org.

July 16-25, Damn Yankees.


WEST END
4615 Duke St., Alexandria, Va., (703) 370-2500, www.wedt.com.

To June 26, Sleeping Beauty.
To June 27, Crazy for You.


WEST VIRGINIA CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
453 Oakland St., Morgantown, W. Va, (877) 999-9878, www.wvpublictheatre.org.

June 29-July 4, Oklahoma!
July 6-11, Our Town.
July 13-18, Annie Get Your Gun.
July 20-25, The King and I.
July 27-Aug. 1, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Aug. 3-8, 42nd Street.


WOLF TRAP
1624 Trap Road, Vienna, Va., (703) 218-6500, www.wolftrap.org.

June 17-20, Riverdance.
June 24-27, Oklahoma!
July 13-18, Oliver!
Aug. 31-Sept. 5, The King and I.

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