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How to Catch a Star

Nov 20 - Dec 19, 2018

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+

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Washington National Opera: Holiday Family Opera: The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me

Dec 14 - Dec 16, 2018

As the first Christmas nears, a special character will share the Nativity story from his perspective: the donkey! Director Francesca Zambello brings the award-winning children's book to vibrant life in this heartwarming family opera, revived after its acclaimed 2013 world premiere.

 

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The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents A Family Christmas

Mon, Dec 24, 2018, 11:00 AM

Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills the concert hall with holiday classics just for them!

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Music for Young Audiences: Timbalooloo Live

Dec 26 - Dec 31, 2018

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. Age 3+

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Cartography

Jan 11 - Jan 16, 2019

From the effects of climate change to war and poverty, this powerful story examines the forces that shape where we have come from, how we have moved, and where we are going. Age 12+

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NSO Music for Young Audiences: Banda Magda

Jan 25 - Jan 27, 2019

This award-winning band combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, sung in six languages for a globetrotting adventure. Age 7+

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She A Gem

Feb 13 - Feb 28, 2019

Jump into a tale of double-dutch, friendship, and teamwork. In this original play by Josh Wilder, Krystin, Jaleesa, and Amber form a double-dutch team in inner city Philadelphia to compete in their neighborhood pageant. Age 12+

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NSO Family Concert: Let's Go to the Moon!

Sun, Feb 24

As the 50th anniversary of the moon landing draws near, join the NSO for a fun-filled concert of interstellar proportions! 

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham1963

Mar 14 - Mar 24, 2019

Experience the beloved story of a family’s bond and endurance amidst one of the darkest periods in America’s history. Age 9+

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VOYAGERS: A Dance Among The Planets

Mar 27 - Mar 31, 2019

D.C. dance ensemble Company | E shares an interplanetary display of modern movement set to Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Age 5+

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NSO Family Concert: Symphonic Storytelling: TheTravels of Babar

Sun, Apr 7

Come children (and children at heart!) for a concert that mixes the magic of stories, images, and music, including the U.S. premiere of Return to the Land of the Elephants by composer Raphael Mostel, based on The Travels of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff.

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The Me I Want to Sing

Apr 11 - Apr 13, 2019

This riveting two-performer show blends opera legends Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price’s most memorable performances—including opera, art songs, and more—with narrative spoken word. Age 12+

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NSO Music for Young Audiences: Break it Down!

Apr 25 - Apr 28, 2019

This energetic program delights in dissecting parts of music and musical instruments. Children will be amazed by the way instruments from the wind and percussion families are taken apart and put back together again. Age 3+

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Colors

May 15 - May 19, 2019

Dancers maneuver a set brought to life with fabric, projections, and sensors to explore children’s relationships to colors. Age 5+

On Sale 2/27/2019


EARTHRISE

Jul 18 - Aug 4, 2019

As three children watch the Apollo 11 launch, they dream of their own majestic earthrise. In the 50th year since the moon landing, explore the historic feat with projections, songs, and audio and video footage. Age 5+

On Sale 2/27/2019