The Kennedy Center


Washington National Opera: Show Boat Film Screening

Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:15 PM

WNO takes a year off from its annual Mars, Incorporated Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park to celebrate the opening of the REACH with a stream of its 2013 production of Show Boat on the outdoor video wall. We'll be back at Nationals Park next fall!
Screened on the Video Wall as part of the REACH Opening Festival

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Washington National Opera
Show Boat
Music by Jerome Kern 
Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber

This spectacular production of Show Boat, Broadway's original masterpiece, brings unforgettable songs, dazzling choreography, and an epic story together to make great entertainment and great art. With something in store around every bend as the Cotton Blossom travels the Mississippi with a troupe of riverboat performers, Julie, Joe, Queenie, and of course Magnolia and Ravenal make their way through the decades, navigating the trials of show business, love, and loss in a landscape overshadowed by racial inequality.

Reserve your free timed-entry pass here! If you find that passes for your desired timed-entry period are unavailable, we still encourage you to come. Patrons without passes may be admitted on a space-available basis.

Film Timing: Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes.