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The Eisenhower Theater seats 1,100, and is the smallest of the theaters on the Center's main level. It primarily hosts plays and musicals, operas, ballet and contemporary dance. Its namesake, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, signed into law the National Cultural Center Act in 1958, the first time in history that our government backed and helped finance a structure dedicated to the performing arts. The theater contains an orchestra pit for 40 musicians that is convertible to a forestage or additional seating space. The walls are of East Indian laurel wood. The red and black stage curtain of hand-woven wool is a gift from the people of Canada.
Coming to the Eisenhower Theater :
- Sat., Dec. 14, 2013, 8:00 PM
- Eisenhower Theater
- Tickets and Schedule
Update as of 8/15: Regrettably, due to scheduling conflicts, this performance has been cancelled and will not be re-scheduled. Patrons will be contacted and purchased tickets will be refunded to the original form of payment.
To mark his 50th year as a performer, Cuban trumpet master Arturo Sandoval is joined in concert with an all-star cast of friends and colleagues including Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Bill Cosby, Andy Garcia, Pat Metheny, and Doc Severinsen. Sandoval, a protégé of the great Dizzy Gillespie, is an influential composer and musician across all genres. Collaborating with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Justin Timberlake, Sandoval is known for his impeccable technique and singing high notes. This celebration honors his great contributions to the music world throughout his long career.