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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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The weather was the tail end of a heavly rainy day. Thank goodness the rains subsided significantly just in time to attend the event.. I wore a dressy blouse and slacks ensemble with matching slippers which was apropos for my expectation of this classy evening event. Of course people can dress as they feel..
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It was a little disconcerting that the doors didn't open up until about 5 minutes before the show, but everyone got time to find their seats and take in the ambiance without feeling rushed. Ushers were excellent.
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Not an evening goes by without someone in the world performing the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman—whether it’s a woman in a red headdress, a lady with a bugle, or a middle-aged man in a wig and a boa. The wildly popular productions of Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles have given Jerry Herman the distinction of being the only composer-lyricist in history to have three musicals run more than 1,500 consecutive performances on Broadway. Led by Donald Pippin, one of the Great White Way’s most honored conductors, the NSO Pops celebrates Herman’s greatest hits with classic tunes from his triumphant trio of musicals, as well as other fan favorites Mack and Mabel and Milk and Honey.

Donald Pippin, conductor

Melissa Errico, soprano

Debbie Gravitte, mezzo-soprano

Hugh Panaro, tenor

Ron Raines, baritone

About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.