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5346 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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We had dinner at Kabob Bazaar right across Clarendon metro, parked our car there for free and hop in the metro.
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Sonja Cintron Dargan
The weather was rainy but were dressy. Others ran the gamut from casual to semi formal.
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4 stars
attended Nov 26 2010

Beautiful performance. The dancers were exquisite and the music was wonderful.

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attended Nov 28 2010

Gorgeous set, fabulous dancers, and an all-together enjoyable evening.

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attended Nov 28 2010

I've seen other Nutcracker productions and was overall unimpressed by the simplicity of the choreography. The sets and costuming were fabulous. The Kennedy Center was large and something to see in itself, although not elaborate or decorated. The...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“It’s the dancers’ naturalness of feeling that gives this _Nutcracker _extra appeal…it brings holiday harmony tantalizingly close.” —Washington Post
“A magical concoction of fireside warmth, battling giant mice, snowy winter landscapes and invigorating dance.” —Chicago Tribune

Description

Lights are twinkling and gifts are wrapped—sure signs that the holidays are here again. The Kennedy Center invites audiences to unwrap one of the season’s favorite gifts when The Joffrey Ballet returns to perform their Nutcracker. Featuring charming Victorian scenery and costumes, Gerald Arpino’s waltzes for the Snowflakes and Flowers, and dozens of dancing and singing children, Robert Joffrey’s staging beams brightly from beginning to end. The holidays get off to a festive start with a _Nutcracker _that shines with enough yuletide luster to last through the season.

Says the Washington Post: “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.”

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.