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From May 12-14 A Choreographic Collage: The Center Dance Company's spring concert features classical and contemporary ballet, theater dance and modern dance by choreographers Paul Wegner, Maria Watson, Shu-Chen Cuff, Kim Swartz, Cynthia Westaway and Nancie Woods, and Grand Tarantelle , a virtuoso piece for 16 dancers to the fiery music of Gottschalk. Tickets available online. At the Thomas Jefferson Theatre. Call 703-522-2414 or visit http://www.arldance.org.

The Keegan Theatre will present Rona Munro’s play, "Bold Girls" beginning on Thursday, April 27 at the Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang Street, Arlington. The production will run through May 13. The show is on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. $25 general admission, $20 students and seniors. Call 703-892-0202 or email boxoffice@keegantheatre.com. Visit www.keegantheatre.com.

The Center Dance Company's spring performance series is an exciting mix of dance. The concerts will be held at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington, on Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m., May 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 14 at 2 p.m. A choreographic Collage is a program of premiere works created especially for the Center Dance Company by talented choreographers from around the Washington D.C. area. Buy tickets at arldance.org or at Arlington Center for Dance, 3808 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-522-2414.

Firebelly Productions presents “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Christopher Sergel based on the novel by Harper Lee, from April 27 - May 14, at Theatre on the Run, 3700 South Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington.

In addition to evening and weekend matinees, Firebelly also offers special weekday (noon) performances and program materials for middle- and high-school students and teachers/classes, home school students and parents, senior citizens at discounted rates, as well as general audiences. Production dates are April 27-29, May 4-6, May 11-13 at 8 p.m.; May 2, 3, 9, 10 at noon (program and rates for school groups); April 30, May 7, and 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 or $12 students/seniors 65+. Call 703-409-2372. Tickets online: firebellyproductions.net via InstantSeats, or call 703-409-2372.

Pender United Methodist Church will present the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on May 20 and May 21. Performances, featuring the Pender Youth Choir and live orchestration, will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for all performances go on sale May 1. Prices are $10 for adults and youth, and $5 for children under the age of five. Tickets may be purchased Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the church office or by phone at 703-278-8023. Childcare is available during all performances. Pender United Methodist Church is at 12401 Alder Woods Drive, near the intersection of Route 50 and Interstate 66.

"Three Little Pigs" is being presented by Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., through May 21. This old-fashioned, interactive production is a story within a story that shows what the puppet performance looked like 100 years ago. Children in the audience will become active participants. The show runs Saturdays and Sundays at noon. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 703-824-6200 or visit www.classika.org.

“Faust” is being presented by the Classika-Synetic Theatre of Arlington from April 20 - May 21 at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theater. Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. For tickets, call 703-824-8060 or visit www.synetictheater.org.

The David Dance, by Don Scime will run from May 18 – June 10. When David, a gay radio talk show host, goes head to head on the air with a born-again talk show host, the battle lines are drawn on the issue of gay adoption. Meanwhile, David grapples with self doubts when asked to be a father figure to his sister's adopted daughter. Performed by the Trumpet Vine Theatre Company at Theatre on the Run. Call 703-912-1649 or visit http://www.trumetvinetheatrecompany.org.

Guachos (Desclasados)/ Wanderers (Orphans) from May 25 – June 17. The U.S. premiere of this season's runaway hit in Buenos Aires, is a situation comedy about a likeable street person and a young writer. Presented by Teatro de la Luna at the Gunston Theatre Two. Call 703-548-3092 or visit http://teatrodelaluna.org.

The next offering in the American Century Theater’s “Rescues” series is "Call Me Mister" (1946), a musical revue by Harold Rome ("Fanny, Pins and Needles") with book by Arnold Auerbach. "Call Me Mister" will be performed at Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington. Shows are June 15-17 at 8 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. matinees on June 17 and 18. All performances are free, but due to limited seating, reservations are required. Call 703-553-8782 or visit www.americancentury.org.

Assassins, by Stephen Sondheim runs from May 30 – July 16. This 2004 Tony Award winning show gives a captivating look at the lives and lunacy of nine infamous assassins, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. With music ranging from folk to ragtime to big, Broadway ballads, it is one of Sondheim's most inventive and exquisitely scored shows. At the Signature Theatre. Call 703-820-9771 or visit http://www.signature-theatre.org.