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All That Fall

Cuesheet: All That Fall: Performance/Discussion
Discover a different kind of theater with no stage and no actors. Experience this radio play as the author, Samuel Beckett, intended—to be heard rather than seen.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Cuesheet: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Mini Performance
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater shares "Ailey Magic" with students, giving insights into the history of the company and its founder Alvin Ailey. The company performs their signature work, Revelations.

American Voices

KC Connection: American Voices
Here’s your opportunity to “go backstage” at the Kennedy Center and see and hear about the unique pleasures and pitfalls of classical, musical theater, jazz, gospel, country, and pop singing.

Another Night

KC Connection: Another Night by Kyle Abraham
Choreographer Kyle Abraham compares his choreography to gumbo, a Southern soup. Like a stew that includes many separate ingredients, his dances are a mixture of modern, ballet, social dance, and hip-hop.

Appomattox

Cuesheet: WNO Open Rehearsal: Appomattox
Can prejudice still exisit after 100 years? Find out as two key moments in history collide on the operatic stage.

KC Connection: Beethoven Rocks!
Part 1 of the Beethoven Rocks series: Get to know Classical music's biggest star

Kinderconcert: Break It Down!

Cuesheet: NSO Kinderclassic: Break It Down!
Just like a building made of blocks, music is made with different parts. Explore how music and even musical instruments break down and come together to make amazing music.

Carmen; Opera Look-In

Cuesheet: WNO Look-In: Carmen
This narrated program includes fully staged scenes from WNO’s production. The creative team and technicians also take students behind-the-scenes for demonstrations of technical special effects, scene changes, costumes, and more!

Celebrating Great Women of Jazz

Cuesheet: Celebrating Great Women of Jazz: Performance/Demonstration
Contemporary jazz artists come together to honor and celebrate three music legends: Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, and Joni Mitchell.

The Cerulean Time Capsule

Cuesheet: The Cerulean Time Capsule
Tap into the funk with four homegrown hoofers from Minneapolis, complete with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes, and a big brass band. Join them for a joyous parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance.

National Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal

Cuesheet: NSO Open Rehearsal: Christoph Eschenbach with Ray Chen and Adriana Horne
Violinist Ray Chen and harpist Adriana Horne join the NSO to explore three classical symphonies.

Darius & Twig

Cuesheet: Darius & Twig
Based on the award-winning novel by Walter Dean Myers, this captivating tale about the power of friendship takes the late author's "unerring eye for what's real and meaningful in life" (Newsday) to depict visceral scenes of inner-city struggle with sensitivity and wit.

Jackie and Caroline reading

KC Connection: Discovering American Scrapbook
Bringing poetry to life through performance

Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play

Cuesheet: Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play
Straight from Mo Willems’ award-winning book series, best friends Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through fundamental questions like, should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Discover the answers and much more!

Enso String Guartet

Cuesheet: Enso String Quartet: A Performance and Demonstration
Known for their high-energy performances and musical versatility, the Enso String Quartet has proven they are much more than your average chamber music group.

Fancy That!

Cuesheet: NSO Kinderclassic: Fancy That!
Discover the secrets for making music even more interesting and how it can change the way it makes people feel.

Flowers Stink

Cuesheet: Flowers Stink Student Guide
Meet Acacia, a middle school girl, who's struggling to write a nature-themed poem for school. That is, until she meets two zany, fantastical plant beings who help her discover the power of imagination and beauty of nature.

The Girl Who Forgot To Sing Badly

Cuesheet: The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly
It’s hard to make your voice heard, especially when you’re small.

Halloween Spooktacular - The Sequel!

KC Connection: NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular - The Sequel! Web Extension
Additional music heard in the NSO Halloween Spooktacular: The Sequel! program

NSO Haloween Whodunit

KC Connection: NSO Family Concert: Halloween Whodunit Web Extension
Additional music heard in the NSO Halloween Whodunit program

Hansel & Gretel: WNO Open Rehearsal

Cuesheet: WNO Open Rehearsal: Hansel and Gretel
In this operatic forest, magic and adventure lurk around every corner—and holiday sweets can have a nasty bite. Complete with a cackling witch, enchanted fairies, dancing animals, and an oversized gingerbread oven, this timeless tale comes to life on stage in this whimsical, neon-colored production.

Hip-Hop: A Kennedy Center Guide

KC Connection: Hip-Hop: A Kennedy Center Guide
Whenever a generation starts to find its voice, people listen. And nothing today has gotten people’s attention like Hip-Hop. This cultural and artistic movement has emerged to express the hopes, fears, styles, and dreams of a generation.

NSO YPC: Inspiration!

Cuesheet: NSO YPC: Inspiration!
The music of great composers has been inspired by books, plays, poetry, travel, nature, politics, friends, and even the neighbor’s dog!

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

KC Connection: The Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Conductor Emil de Cou leads an expedition to the Kennedy Center's grand Concert Hall

Knuffle Bunny

KC Connection: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
A Kennedy Center production about family, best friends, baby steps, and memories that last a lifetime

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