Millennium Stage Schedule of Performances
Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets RequiredPerformance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted
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Thursday, October 23, 2014Washington National Opera
Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
Enjoy a free preview of musical highlights from La bohème, featuring members of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and other artists from the WNO production in the Opera House this November.
Watch the Live Internet Broadcast (starts at 6 p.m.)
Friday, October 24, 2014Gerdan
The D.C. ensemble performs its own blend of world music inspired by its native Ukrainian roots, bringing together the old with the new in an exciting repertoire of Eastern European folk music.
Saturday, October 25, 2014Jali D
Baba Ras D
Chocolate City Rocks
This for the kids edition features live performances by critically acclaimed musicians, youth-specialized entertainers, and educators and is hosted by Risikat Okedeyi.
Sunday, October 26, 2014Theatre Mala Scena
This show uses miming and circus arts to tell the story of an unusual girl who was born with needles all around her body. Although she tries desperately to fit in with everybody else, she struggles to find a place in society. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Croatia.
Monday, October 27, 2014Shannon Dunne Dance
The company performs old style Irish dance in a hilarious modern day theatrical context. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Ireland.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014Laurent Piron
Highly skilled magic, comedy, and a bit of craziness come together for a dynamic performance that won’t soon be forgotten! Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Belgium.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014Arabesque
The Vietnamese contemporary dance company brings The Mist, a contemporary work that echoes the gradual change in Vietnam itself, as young artists work within their country’s history, traditions, and aesthetics to forge new forms of creative expression. This performance is part of Center Stage, a program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.
Thursday, October 30, 2014Tev un Man
This folk/pop ensemble performance features a sing-along with the children from Riga-European Capital of Culture 2014. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Latvia.
Friday, October 31, 2014The Loser's Lounge
Learn dance steps to the "Monster Mash," "Time Warp," and "Thriller." Test drive your moves with one of New York City's best party bands, The Loser's Lounge. Dance lessons by Quynn Johnson begin at 5 p.m., with live music starting at 6 p.m.
Wear your most creative costume for the chance to win fabulous prizes in the following categories: Best Kid Costume (ages 6 and under, 7-12, 13-17); Best Character (TV, movies, theater, literature, comics, you name it! Extra points if it is Kennedy Center-related!); Funniest (Here's your chance to be ironic, clever, or just plain silly!); Scariest (Need we say more??). In the spirit of creativity, preference will be given to homemade costumes.
Saturday, November 1, 2014Jorge Luis Pacheco
Sunday, November 2, 2014The Ugly Animal Roadshow
Monday, November 3, 2014Rozsafa Folk Ensemble
Tuesday, November 4, 2014Science Centre AHHAA
Wednesday, November 5, 2014Aglaia Koras
Thursday, November 6, 2014Sanna Valvanne
Friday, November 7, 2014El Colegio del Cuerpo
Saturday, November 8, 2014The Complete List of Malta
Sunday, November 9, 2014The Brazilian Jazz All-Stars
Monday, November 10, 2014Brock McGuire Band
Tuesday, November 11, 2014U.S. Army Blues
Wednesday, November 12, 2014Asian American Music Society
Thursday, November 13, 2014The Oud Hobbyists Association
Friday, November 14, 2014Chord-Ayres Male Chorus
Sunday, November 16, 2014Cocek! Brass Band
Monday, November 17, 2014Chris Gethard
IN THE THEATER LAB
Comedian Chris Gethard takes the stage with an opening set by Courtney Fearrington. Gethard is the host of the cult public access hit The Chris Gethard Show and author of the book A Bad Idea I’m About to Do. He is a mainstay performer at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where he has been performing for 12 years, and was named one of Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch” in 2010. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014Grant Gordy
Wednesday, November 19, 2014Steelism
Thursday, November 20, 2014U.S. Air Force Chamber Players
Saturday, November 22, 2014NSO Prelude
Sunday, November 23, 2014Eishin Nose's The Gate
Monday, November 24, 2014The Voice of Anne Frank
Tuesday, November 25, 2014Moonshine Society
Wednesday, November 26, 2014Alexandru Tomescu
Thursday, November 27, 2014Johnny Boyd
Friday, November 28, 2014The Elijah Jamal Balbed Quintet
Saturday, November 29, 2014Zellnik Brothers
Monday, December 15, 2014Mark Normand
IN THE THEATER LAB
Comedian Mark Normand takes the stage with opener Rahmein Mostafavi. A regular in comedy clubs and colleges across the country, Normand has been involved in many festivals, including being featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In NYC, Mark runs two comedy shows and two podcasts. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.
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The Millennium Stage Local Dance Commissioning Project (LDCP) supports the local dance community by nurturing the creation of new dance work and presenting that new work to a wide audience via the Millennium Stage, the Kennedy Center's free daily performance series. Learn More
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- Ozomatli 9/15/2010
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The Millennium Stage was created and underwritten by James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs to make the performing arts
accessible to everyone in fulfillment of the Kennedy Center's mission to its community and the nation.
Additional funding for the Millennium Stage is provided by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc., Jaylee M. Mead†, The Meredith Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation,
Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk, U.S. Department of Education, and the
Millennium Stage Endowment Fund.
Millennium Stage Endowment Fund - James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs, Fannie Mae Foundation, James V. Kimsey, Gilbert† and Jaylee† Mead,
Mortgage Bankers Association of America, Anonymous, and other gifts to secure the future of the Millennium Stage.