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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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Quotes & Highlights

“The Snow scene is one of the ballet’s high points, with its clusters of ballerina-snowflakes skimming about like pools of light. And in genuine Russian style, the folk dances that constitute the second act’s divertissements are sentimental, even nostalgic.” —Washington Post

Description

The Joffrey Ballet

Ashley C. Wheater, Artistic Director

with the Norwood Middle School Choir, Bethesda, MD

The Nutcracker

Conceived and directed by Robert Joffrey

Selected choreography by Gerald Arpino

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Running Time: 2 hrs. 5 min.

Act I: 50 minutes

Intermission 20 minutes

Act II: 52 minutes

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.