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Le Corsaire

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Mariinsky Ballet: Le Corsaire

Le Corsaire is a story of bold pirates, passionate maidens, shocking betrayal, and a dramatic shipwreck

Chanticleer

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Chanticleer: Performance/Demonstration

Chanticleer is known for its seamless blend of twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass

Voyagers

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Voyagers: A Dance Among the Planets

Join fellow voyagers in a journey through the solar system for the young and young at heart

NSO YPC: Inside the Music

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NSO Young People's Concert: Orchestra Look-In: NSO! Inside the Music

The NSO continues in the spirit of a series of Young People’s Concerts made popular by Leonard Bernstein

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

Experience the story of a family’s bond and endurance amidst one of the darkest periods in America’s history

Faust

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Faust

The famous story by Goethe focuses on the aging Faust, who makes a pact with Mephistopheles

Eugine Onegin

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Eugene Onegin

Based on Alexander Pushkin’s sweeping novel, a provocative tale of rejection and regret

Sheet Music

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National Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal

with Lionel Bringuier (conductor) & Gil Shaham (violin)

NSO: Let's Go To The Moon!

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NSO Family Concert: Let's Go To The Moon!

Join the NSO for a fun-filled concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!

She a Gem

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She A Gem

As the you learn about your future, you’ll learn something about your past

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs selections from its varied and inspiring repertoire

Camille Thurman

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Camille Thurman: The Origin of the Blues

Saxophonist, vocalist, and composer Camille Thurman and her quartet present a fun session exploring the blues

Imani Winds

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Imani Winds: Performance/Demonstration

Imani Winds is a classical woodwind ensemble known for their high-energy performances and musical versatility

Harlequinade

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American Ballet Theatre: Harlequinade

The D.C. premiere of Ratmansky’s retelling of Marius Petipa’s 19th-century comic ballet

Banda Magda

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Banda Magda

South American rhythms with jazz sung in six languages for a globetrotting adventure!

Cartography

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Cartography

This powerful story examines the forces that shape where we have come from, how we have moved, and where we are going.

Timbalooloo Live

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Timbalooloo Live

Explore the thrilling language of instruments!

The Play That Goes Wrong

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Called “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen”, this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania

The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me

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WNO Open Rehearsal: The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me

As the first Christmas nears, who among the animals can lead Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem?

Ballet West: The Nutcracker

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Ballet West: The Nutcracker

Ballet West returns to perform the D.C. premiere of its whimsical new production of The Nutcracker

Anastasia

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Anastasia

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical is on a journey to Washington at last!

How to Catch a Star

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How to Catch a Star

A world Premiere Kennedy Center commission adapted from the novel by Oliver Jeffers

The Human Beatbox

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Christylez Bacon: The Human Beatbox

Christylez Bacon combines rhyming, storytelling, and traditional elements from jazz to hip-hop

Silent Night

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Silent Night

Silent Night makes its WNO premiere in the centennial month of World War I’s end

Ragamala Dance Company

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Ragamala Dance Company

Drawing from classical Indian dance forms, the Ragamala Dance Company bridges ancient and modern cultures

Halloween Spooktacular

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NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular

The NSO performs new and old classics to celebrate Halloween

Long Way Down

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Long Way Down

Sixty seconds. Seven floors. One elevator. Will’s brother has just been shot, and he is ready to follow "The Rules"

San Francisco Ballet

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San Francisco Ballet

Unbound: A Festival of New Works showcases all new ballets created by 12 of today’s most innovative choreographers

La Traviata

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Opera Look-In: La traviata

Theater and music come together in this introduction to one of the world’s most beloved operas

American Revolution

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American Revolution, Produced by Theater Unspeakable from Chicago, IL

Can the history of the American Revolution be told in 21 square feet of space?

La Traviata

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La Traviata: WNO Open Rehearsal

One of the most beloved operas ever written that illuminates tensions of social class that ring just as true today.

Star Wars: A New Hope

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Star Wars: NSO Open Rehearsal

Experience the classic original film in the Concert Hall!

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San Francisco Ballet

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Launching in Spring 2018 in San Francisco, Unbound: A Festival of New Works showcases all new ballets created by 12 of today’s most innovative choreographers, including David Dawson, Alonzo King, Edwaard Liang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Cathy Marston, Myles Thatcher, Stanton Welch, and Christopher Wheeldon. Favorite pieces from the festival will make their way to the Kennedy Center this fall, celebrating dance without limits and the company’s unique spirit of curiosity, experimentation, and invention.

She a Gem

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Krystin, Jaleesa, and Amber form a double-dutch team in inner city Philadelphia to compete in their neighborhood pageant. If they win, they’ll receive a special prize: their futures told by Ms. Mary, the local psychic. Will they become a famous singer? A hair dresser? Or maybe a “gem,” a special leader who cares for the neighborhood? Then they meet a pregnant teen from North Philly who can jump double-dutch almost better than any of them. Just as the girls anticipate learning about their futures, they’ll learn something important about her past that affects them all.

Silent Night

2700 F St.: Silent Night
Based on the true story of a wartime ceasefire, Silent Night makes its WNO premiere in the centennial month of World War I’s end. The year is 1914 and the Great War has just been declared, dividing nations and sending millions into battle. As Christmas Eve falls on a battlefield near Belgium, soldiers in French, German, and Scottish trenches begin recalling songs of home, stepping into no-man’s-land for a spontaneous truce. Once sworn enemies, they trade their weapons for merriment and camaraderie—resulting in one miraculous night of peace.

Star Wars: A New Hope

2700 F St.: Star Wars: NSO Open Rehearsal
Experience the classic original film in the Concert Hall! Join Luke, Leia, and Han Solo on their epic journey as the NSO’s performance of John Williams’s Oscar®-winning score takes the music to new heights, from the bustling Cantina scene to the foreboding trumpets echoing Darth Vader’s first appearance. Note that as this is a rehearsal, there may be starting and stopping throughout.

Timbalooloo Live

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Explore the thrilling language of instruments! Grammy Award®–winning clarinetist and composer Oran Etkin and his band use games, stories, songs, and movement to teach children rich musical and cultural heritage. Instruments speak through music in this interactive, immersive concert for young audiences. Grammy Award®–winning clarinetist and composer Oran Etkin and his band use games, stories, songs, and movement to teach children rich musical and cultural heritage. Examining sounds from Mozart to Willie Nelson to Herbie Hancock, children will explore how music is as unique and magical as their own imagination.

Voyagers

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A majestic ride awaits a young stargazer who is carried away by the magician Uranus. Join her and fellow voyagers in a journey through the solar system for the young and young at heart. The Kennedy Center and D.C. dance ensemble Company | E and composer Eric Shimelonis share an interplanetary display of modern movement set to Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Through a reimagining of Holst’s soaring suite, Company | E combines live music, dance, and a bit of Einstein to celebrate curiosity, compassion, and the natural world. Experience the distinct character of each planet, from the majestic and jolly Jupiter, to the angry and ominous Mars, to the lively and flighty Mercury.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

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Christopher Paul Curtis’ Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning book comes to life in a staged concert reading. Told through Kenny’s ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birmingham’s tragic church bombing. Experience the beloved story of a family’s bond and endurance amidst one of the darkest periods in America’s history.

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