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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.