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July 9, 2015
Georgia Anne Muldrow

A panel discussion that takes an up-close look at the music and life of James Dewitt Yancey (aka J Dilla) from the unique perspective of fellow music producers, highly-respected DJs, incredible artists, and special guests. Guests include Amp Fiddler, Slum Village, Musiq Soulchild, DJ Spinna, Georgia Anne Muldrow, 9th Wonder and Timothy Anne Burnside (Smithsonian NMAAHC). This program may contain mature themes and strong language. Part of D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival and the 10th Annual D.C. Loves Dilla festivities at the Kennedy Center and The Howard Theatre. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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July 8, 2015
Hip Hop Theater Festival

Intersects addiction, religion, and the law in a government-sponsored drug rehabilitation program. In this timely and personal exploration of the criminal justice system, an “anonymous” narrator shifts in-and-out of four characters as he examines his place in what appears to be a cultural rite of passage. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Part of D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

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July 6, 2015
Hip Hop Theater Festival

Uses theater, spoken word, music, and movement to journey through Washington, D.C’s changing neighborhoods and historic communities’ ventures. Through this multidisciplinary exploration, we discover the effects of gentrification and what it takes to survive it. Part of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival.

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June 15, 2015
Danny Rothschild

Written by Rothschild, Home, Again tells the story of Dakota, who has returned to the small town of Silver Creek for a family funeral, 11 years after she ran away, and reconnects with her friend Lucy. Part of YoungArts@KennedyCenter, presented in collaboration with the National YoungArts Foundation. *Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person. IN THE THEATER LAB

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April 15, 2015
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, award-winning young playwrights present their work; a selection from HUFF from Cliff Cardinal; and a dark comedic one-man show. The Festival runs April 14–18 and showcases 140 college students from around the country in various disciplines. 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. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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February 11, 2015
Shaanxi Folk Art Theatre

The group returns with its trademark shadow puppetry that features a collection of six signature vignettes based on Chinese folklore. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China.

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February 8, 2015
Lorri Holt

San Francisco Bay area actor Lorri Holt performs the show written by Zack Rogow and based on Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island and Other Previously Untranslated Gems, a collection of Colette’s work.

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January 12, 2015
Brian Quijada

During a 3rd grade lesson on the Civil Rights movement and Rosa Parks, a Latino boy raises his hand to ask "Where did we sit on the bus?" and his teacher can't answer the question. This autobiographical one-man show explores what it means to be Latino in America through rap, hip-hop, spoken word, and live looping. 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. IN THE THEATER LAB

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December 3, 2014
Lisa Livesay

Lisa Livesay, who recently starred in Wicked and Disney in Concert, brings her solo cabaret show Laughs, Love & Light, featuring her signature styles of Broadway belt and soft jazz vocals. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

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December 2, 2014
Steven Lutvak

Singer, songwriter, pianist, and raconteur Steven Lutvak performs, fresh from his 2014 Broadway debut as composer and co-lyricist of the musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

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December 1, 2014
Scott Coulter

Scott Coulter, star of the Emmy-nominated A Christmas Carol: The Concert as seen on PBS, sings favorites from some of the biggest musicals of all time in Blockbuster Broadway! Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

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November 30, 2014
Gregory Nabours

An evening of musical selections from lyricist Gregory Nabours. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

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November 29, 2014
Zellnik Brothers

ASCAP presents a performance of musical selections from songwriters David Zellnik (lyrics) and Joseph Zellnik (music). Their collaborations include Yank! (off-broadway cast album released by PS Classics), The Wright Brothers: First in Flight, City of Dreams, and the upcoming Ruth and the Panda. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

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November 24, 2014
The Voice of Anne Frank

Dancer Mirenka Cechová and cellist Nancy Jo Snider utilize dance, music, spoken word, sound effects, and lighting to convey the words of Anne Frank’s diary. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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November 8, 2014
More or Less Theatre

More or Less Theatre’s hilarious family show offers 7,000 years of Maltese history in an action-packed and interactive hour. For age 7+. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Malta.

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October 28, 2014
Laurent 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.

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October 26, 2014
Theatre 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.

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September 1, 2014
Synetic Theater

The company showcases its training methods and pieces of its latest physical theater adaption, the horror classic The Island of Dr. Moreau. Drama. Recommended for age 13 and up. Contains non-verbal references to violence and sexuality. Part of Page-to-Stage.

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August 31, 2014
Page to Stage

This performance recognizes the eight Senior Division (grades 10–12) winners of the VSA Playwright Discovery Competition: Andrew Child, On the Isle of Lotus-Eaters; Nayereh Doosti, In Your Shoes; Hannah Jarzombek, Skin Deep; Emma Morris, Space-Girl; Billy Recce, Happy; Caitlin “Cat” Reynolds, Group; Madalyn Rymer, Layover; and Jc Statt, Ikelos. Excerpts of four scripts will be performed as staged readings on the Millennium Stage and four scripts will be workshopped by a professional director and cast. The VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites middle and high school students with and without disabilities to examine the disability experience and express their views through the art of script writing. A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program. Part of Page-to-Stage.

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August 30, 2014
Page to Stage

The Kennedy Center, in collaboration with the University of Maryland, presents a performance recognizing the acclaimed writer. During a career spanning more than 45 years, Walter Dean Myers wrote more than 100 books for children of all ages, including 2 Newbery Honor Books, 3 National Book Award Finalists, and 6 Coretta Scott King Award/Honor–winning books. In 2012, he was appointed the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, serving a two-year term in the position. This theatrical tribute to Mr. Myers combines music, dance, and spoken word with text from some of his most famous books, including excerpts from his picture book We Are America, his gritty teen novel Monster, his memoir Bad Boy, and from Kennedy Center–commissioned adaptations of his work, Harlem and Blues Journey.  This one-night-only celebration of Walter Dean Myers is a fitting tribute to a man who changed the face of young adult literature and touched so many with his eloquent and unflinching portrayal of young African American lives. Part of Page-to-Stage.

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August 14, 2014
Theatre Lab School of Dramatic Arts

Participants perform scenes from West Side Story.

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August 13, 2014
Synetic Theater

The campers perform an original adaptation of The Wizard of Oz using mime, pantomime, acrobatics, song, and dance.

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July 28, 2014
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

RUKA - Book, Music & Lyrics by Tony Small.  Additional Lyrics on Bee Bop and Lady by Keni Fine; Choreography by Oscar Hawkins.  Opening RUKA prelude by Szymon Markiewicz; Directed by Elsa Bass.  This condensed matinee version of RUKA (that means to fly in Kiswahili) is another example of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering & Math) & Edutainment programs.  You’ll cherish this timeless fable chronicling the adventures of Lady Amé -- an enchanting orphan’s?chaotic plight to save the world’s most ancient Kingdom that stirs up the whole “Insectian Village.”?Mr. and Mrs. Roaché, Lady’s two archaic yet comic neighbors, and her two animated best friends, Antony?and Criché, take the audience on a heartrending journey through a land seen but unknown to mankind.
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July 2, 2014
Quanzhou Puppet Troupe

Founded in 1952 as the main inheritor of the city’s marionette tradition, the Quanzhou Puppet Troupe has revived and created a great number of works and toured nearly 50 countries and regions in the world. Part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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July 1, 2014
Reddam School

Australia's Reddam House School brings its own musical theater production, Chaplin Tribute, in which the group sings and dances to movie and Disney numbers as Charlie Chaplin travels the United States.

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June 16, 2014
YoungArts@KennedyCenter

Six recent YoungArts and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts alumni present an original theatrical performance exploring American identity and celebrating the history of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program: Michelle Ang (2012), Analisa Guiterrez (2013), Steven Lee Johnson (2009), Christian Strange (2014), Michael Silberblatt (2010) and Devyn Tyler (2009). Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter. IN THE THEATER LAB

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June 6, 2014
Synetic Theater

The company presents a preview of a comedic series of pantomime sketches fusing music, ballet, clowning, and audience participation.

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May 15, 2014
Synetic Theater

The company offers a preview of The Music Box, a collection of comedic vignettes set to music.

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April 17, 2014
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

National finalists of the KCACTF Ten-Minute Play Award present their original works, including Bread by Michael Yichao, A’nat Dittni by Tearrance Chisholm, Pass the Lingonberries by Nick Carr, Eskimo Pie by Stephanie Brownell, and a selection from Decision Height by Meredith Dayna Levy. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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April 16, 2014
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

The Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards Showcase features scenes from a range of award-winning plays. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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April 7, 2014
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival presents Blood at the Root, an award-winning hip-hop theater work by Dominique Morisseau, in the Kennedy Center Atrium. The work is inspired by the “Jena Six,” a group of young black men in Jena, Louisiana, charged with attempted murder after assaulting a white student at Jena High. The commissioned work was written for the acting company Stori Ayers, Brandon Carter, Allison Jaye, Tyler Reilly, Kenzie Ross, and Christian Thompson, and is directed by Steve Broadnax, the head of Penn State’s Graduate Acting program. Please note: This performance contains explicit language. Free tickets will be distributed two (2) per person in line on Monday, April 7, 2014, in the States Gallery, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide. IN THE ATRIUM

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March 13, 2014
Larry Groce

Under the auspices of The ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Composers) Foundation, an evening of original musical works hosted by Larry Groce and featuring performances by Tyler Lyle and Kavita Shah.

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March 12, 2014
Nii Akwei Adoteye

Under the auspices of The ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Composers) Foundation, an evening of original musical works hosted by Larry Groce and featuring performances by Nii Akwei Adoteye and Nicky Egan.

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March 9, 2014
Blacks in Wax

This renowned annual black history production features youth from the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center who transform from a wax replica to a live portrayal of our most notable entertainers, writers, athletes, poets, entrepreneurs, and political leaders. (This event will take place from 4:45-5:45 p.m. in the Grand Foyer near the Opera House, with a performance on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.)

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[Photo from the  February 3, 2014 performance.]

February 3, 2014
Theater Alliance
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This program contains mature themes and strong language.

Theater Alliance presents this play written by Iranian playwright held in isolation Nassim Soleimanpour, which involves audience volunteers and requires one actor who has never seen the script to impersonate characters, read, and ad lib the story of a rabbit that attends the circus without a ticket. IN THE THEATER LAB

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February 2, 2014
Mandrágora Circo

Two performers use a combination of circus skills, music, and aerial acrobatics to tell their story in this wordless theatrical performance.

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January 25, 2014
Tianjin Puppet Troupe

The troupe brings a puppet play featuring world-class puppeteers and marionettes. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of China.

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January 22, 2014
National Broadway Chorus

The D.C. group created to provide performance opportunities for established and aspiring Broadway performers presents an evening of musical theater.

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November 24, 2013
Erin Driscoll

As part of the Kennedy Center festival American Voices, hosted by Renée Fleming, the Millennium Stage presents an offering of musical theater numbers performed by D.C. actress and singer Erin Driscoll and a performance by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jon Carroll, whose accolades include a Grammy for his arrangement of the 1976 hit “Afternoon Delight.”

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November 21, 2013
John Bucchino

Broadway star Corey Cott from the hit musical Newsies and special guest composer and lyricist John Bucchino perform selections from 1989-2013. Presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Part of Broadway Today and Tomorrow.

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November 20, 2013
Martin Charnin

Stage and screen actor Jason Graae, Drama Desk nominee Shelly Burch, and Tony Award®-winning lyricist, writer, and director Martin Charnin perform selections from 1964-1988. Presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Part of Broadway Today and Tomorrow.

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November 18, 2013
Donald Pippin

Emmy winner and Tony® nominee Ron Raines is accompanied by Tony®-winning conductor, music director, and songwriter Donald Pippin for selections from “The Golden Era.” Presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Part of Broadway Today and Tomorrow.

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November 17, 2013
Klea Blackhurst

This performance features selections from 1914-1938, featuring this acclaimed actress, singer, and comedienne along with jazz violinist, mandolinist, and arranger Aaron Weinstein. Presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Part of Broadway Today and Tomorrow.

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November 16, 2013
Benj Pasek

These Tony®-nominated songwriters host an evening of works by composer Sam Willmott and songwriting team Amanda Yesnowitz and Deborah Abramson. Presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Part of Broadway Today and Tomorrow.

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November 13, 2013
Zanin Ivano

Master magician Zanin Ivano brings his show to America for the first time, telling the story of Alan, who discovers a world where imagination becomes reality with a touch of magic. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2013.

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November 11, 2013
Theatre Company Pinklec

Three puppet friends, Tina, Ross, and John, play in an imaginative world and are joined by new friends, including a hedgehog, a crow, a squirrel, a bunny, and a lost kitten. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2013. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. IN THE THEATER LAB

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November 10, 2013
Maple Academy of Irish Dance

An exquisite performance blending magic, juggling, and comedy followed by a group of dancers performing various traditional Irish dance sets in both hard and soft shoes. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2013.

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November 9, 2013
Teater Vanemuine

The puppy Lotte tells stories and sings about Gadgetville, where colorful animals live and residents concoct unusual inventions to help with everyday tasks. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2013.

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November 6, 2013
Teatrul De Marionette Arad

Young orphan Johan embarks on a journey to find his princess, facing many tests and armed only with courage and a kind heart to finally reach his goal. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2013.

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November 5, 2013
Amai-Figurentheater

This show uses audience imagination to transform an ordinary cardboard box into something magical that can hold the key to a world of funny places, people, and adventures. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2013.

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