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About the Celebration

Welcome to our 7th annual pre-season Prelude celebration - this year showcasing outstanding performing arts from all 50 states!

Prelude 2008: Arts Across America brings together talents from every region of our nation, from American masters and bearers of tradition to young innovators developing their craft. The festivities mark the 50th anniversary of the National Cultural Center Act signed by President Eisenhower, as well as the reopening of our newly renovated theater named in his honor.

Aug. 30-Oct. 5, don't miss these exciting performance highlights and much more!