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The corn will be high as an elephant’s eye, but so will the gentle wit that infused the lyrics of one of the Broadway musical’s most successful practitioners when the Smithsonian offers “The Song Is You: An Oscar Hammerstein Centennial Celebration.” Four of D.C.’s livelier musical-comedy performers—Steve Cramer, Susan Bender, Steve Cupo, and Cindy Hutchins—will offer a retrospective of songs from the shows Hammerstein (who taught Stephen Sondheim the ropes) wrote with Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, et al. Some will be familiar (The Sound of Music), others less so (Music in the Air). At noon today and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Museum of American History’s Carmichael Auditorium, 14th & Constitution Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. (Bob Mondello)