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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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The weather was Windy. I wore dress stocking and boots.
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They only allow bottled water inside the theatre, so if you get a drink that isn't water at intermission, make sure you have time to drink it. Drinks and snacks are expensive, so if you can do without your pocketbook will be happier!
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The National Ballet of Canada: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
25 ratings
4.5 average rating
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20 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 23 2013

First act started off slow. But I stayed with it --- and that proved a wise decison. The pas de deux in the second act (and actually another one in the third) were pure delight in every aspect. A lot of special affects are used --- most...continued

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15 reviews
33 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

The pluses, interesting and lavish production and score with live orchestra. The minuses, rather stilted dancing and generally overdone making it more than a bit laborious.

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14 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

The production built from the first act. I was interested in comparison to the Alice in Wonderland staged last year by the Washington Ballet.

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“A brilliantly theatrical, superbly designed extravaganza of color and costume, madcap action, and fluent dance” —_The New York Times _


The National Ballet of Canada returns to the Kennedy Center with an outrageous, eye-popping theatrical production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland that is “certain to impress, delight, and amuse” (Toronto Sun). A co-production with London’s Royal Ballet, the work was a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic when it premiered in 2011, enthralling and astounding audiences show after show with its mind-boggling stagecraft, startling choreography, and perfectly nuanced blend of classical dance and sheer entertainment.

Lewis Carroll’s perpetually winsome, subversive, cunning, and hilarious children’s classic is given a glorious ballet treatment by British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon that is the very measure of the original, set to an energetic, riveting, original score by Joby Talbot. Bolstered by striking sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, Wheeldon revisits and brings to the stage many of the tale’s beloved characters in brilliant choreographic arrangements that will undoubtedly create fresh impressions of these familiar faces.


Performance Timing:* Act I – 45 min.; Intermission – 20 min.; Act II – 28 min.; Intermission – 20 min.; Act III – 43 min.

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.