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The (Mostly True) Adventures of Homer P. Figg

Cuesheet: The (Mostly True) Adventures of Homer P. Figg
During the Civil War, a small twelve-year-old boy who never even owned a pair of shoes saves his older brother at the Battle of Gettysburg and then helps lead the Union to victory! Sounds hard to believe, but it’s true. At least mostly true. You see, Homer P. Figg will tell any tale to save his brother.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Cuesheet: The Adventures of Robin Hood
He robs the rich and gives to the poor. He sneaks around Sherwood Forest with his band of merry men. It’s a tale that has been told a thousand times, but never quite like this!

National Ballet of Canada - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Cuesheet: National Ballet of Canada Working Rehearsal: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll's classic children's book is given a glorious ballet treatment. Find out how this story is brought to life on stage.

NSO Open Rehearsal: Alisa Weilerstein

Cuesheet: NSO Open Rehearsal: Alisa Weilerstein
Get a behind-the-scenes look at a National Symphony Orchestra rehearsal featuring American cellist Alisa Weilerstein in Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto. The NSO also performs Symphony No. 5 by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, considered one of the 20th century’s greatest symphony composers.

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Cuesheet: All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
The a cappella voices of Cantus and actors from Theater Latté Da recall the remarkable World War I truce between Allied Forces and German soldiers on Christmas, 1914. All is Calm brings this extraordinary tale to life with words and songs from the soldiers who laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Cuesheet: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Performance & Demonstration
The company performs their signature work, Revelations. The program also includes Bill T. Jones’ D-Man in the Waters (Part I). Set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (1825), it is a celebration of life and the resilience of the human spirit that embodies loss, hope, and triumph.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Performance/Demonstration

Cuesheet: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Performance & Demonstration
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater shares "Ailey Magic" with students, giving insights into the history of the company and its founder Alvin Ailey.

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.

Ballet Hispanico

Cuesheet: Ballet Hispanico: Performance & Demonstration
Explore Latin American dance and music with Ballet Hispanico, a New York-based dance company dedicated to preserving and celebrating Latino cultures through dance

Baobab

Cuesheet: Baobab
Explore the rich storytelling traditions of West Africa, from music to puppetry, in this mythical tale of one courageous child’s quest to change the history of the world.

NSO Kinderclassics: Bears, Bears Everywhere!

Cuesheet: NSO Kinderclassics: Bears, Bears Everywhere!
It’s a big bear world out there! This concert takes a peek at these adorable creatures and the sounds of their homelands—music as unique as they are. Join NSO musicians and a special guest storyteller for a performance that assembles a wild combination of instruments to create music from around the world.

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

Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead

Cuesheet: Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead
Be among the first to meet the next generation of jazz greats—this year’s graduating class of the international jazz residency Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead, a two-week program for emerging jazz musicians.

NSO Kinderkonzert: Break it Down!

Cuesheet: NSO Kinderkonzert: 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.

Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

Cuesheet: A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
People have used puppets to tell stories, entertain, or teach lessons for thousands of years. In this performance, puppets act out the stories and drawings from Eric Carle's classic picture books The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.

GOLD

Cuesheet: Cas Public of Canada: GOLD
Canada’s Cas Public dance ensemble uses everyday sounds and objects to explore the joy, humor, and mischief of childhood—performed to Canadian pianist Glenn Gould’s famous recording of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Compagnie Käfig Working Rehearsal

Cuesheet: Compagnie Käfig Working Rehearsal
See how the all-male Brazilian cast of French dance company, Compagnie Käfig, blends a variety of movement styles, including hip-hop, martial arts, and contemporary dance.

Connections: Music Matters

Cuesheet: Connections: Music Matters
What do earthquakes, sports cars, and memories have in common? Music, of course! Join NSO musicians to discover the connections and explore why music matters.

Connections: Science + Music

Cuesheet: Connections: Science + Music
In music, you can find real-life examples of concepts you might have learned in science class.

The Cricket in Times Square

Cuesheet: NSO Family Concert: The Cricket in Times Square
In this world premiere retelling of George Seldon’s classic children’s book, The Cricket in Times Square, the story comes to life on stage with actors, music, and the National Symphony Orchestra. Join Chester and his new friends in this exciting, “symphonic play.”

Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Cuesheet: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: Working Rehearsal
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet presents a program of three well-known Balanchine ballets that showcase the legacy of this great choreographer. At this rehearsal, the company presents the sublimely choreographed Divertimento No. 15, the iconic 1929 masterpiece Prodigal Son, and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, complete with gangsters, tap-dancing, and drama.

Danish Dance Theatre: Love Songs

Cuesheet: Danish Dance Theater: Love Songs
At this working rehearsal, the company presents Love Songs, an original work that explores human emotions and relationships, set to reinterpreted jazz classics originally sung by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughn.

Jackie and Caroline reading

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

Don Giovanni Opera Look-In

Cuesheet: WNO Opera Look-In: Don Giovanni
This 50-minute narrated program includes fully-staged scenes from Mozart’s light-hearted musical masterpiece

Don Giovanni Dress Rehearsal

Cuesheet: WNO Opera Dress Rehearsal: Don Giovanni
Mozart weaves the tale of Don Juan into a comically serious musical masterpiece

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