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How to Catch a Star

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Sunday, December 16, 2018

Events for Young Audiences

Best-selling author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers's beloved children’s book about chasing your dreams comes to vivid life, featuring colorful projections and choreographed movement. Age 3+

Price

$20

Run Time

45 minutes

About

World premiere Kennedy Center commission

Once there was a boy who dreamed a star could be his new friend—if only he could catch one. He tried climbing to the top of the tallest tree. He tried flying in a paper rocket ship. But nothing worked. Just when the boy was about to give up, he discovered something as dazzling and special as the star he was seeking!

Best-selling author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers's beloved children’s book about chasing your dreams comes to vivid life in a production created and directed by Jared Mezzocchi. Featuring colorful projections and choreographed movement, How to Catch a Star is a whimsical tale of discovery, friendship, and delightful surprises.

Most enjoyed by age 3 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. is a sensory-friendly performance.
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. If you order these performances and do not require these Accessibility accommodations, your family is still very much welcome to attend.

Stay after for a Creative Conversation 
Following the 1:30 p.m. performance on Nov. 23, young audience members can ask questions and hear stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with some of the artists.

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