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Performing Arts Centers

Metro DC'S Performing Arts Centers present concerts, theatre, dance, opera, symphony and more. Check CultureCapital for schedules, descriptions and tickets.

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Patti LuPone: COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA….Played That Role
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Sat, September 27
In this delightful performance, Ms. LuPone performs the songs from roles in musicals that she could have played, would have played, or should have played, along with those that she did play or will be playing.
Washington National Opera: Florencia in the Amazon
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Wed, September 24 thru Sun, September 28
Soprano Christine Goerke stars as a famous singer on an enchanted riverboat journey in a "visually stunning" (Seattle Times) production of Daniel Catán's Spanish-language opera inspired by the writing of Gabriel García Márquez.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Fri, October 3
Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists, King creates work that imbue classical ballet with a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, renowned for its profound sense of shared humanity.
Martha Clarke's Chéri featuring Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo, Amy Irving, and Sarah Rothenberg
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Wed, October 1 thru Sat, October 4
Adapted from Colette's classic story of forbidden love, Martha Clarke's newest work combines theater, live music, and dance with ballet stars Herman Cornejo and Alessandra Ferri, actress Amy Irving, and pianist Sarah Rothenberg.
Aquila Theatre: Wuthering Heights
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Sun, October 5
This renowned theater company brings a classic of English literature to the stage, featuring one of fiction's most tempestuous romances.
Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra
Strathmore
Wed, October 8
Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra's Strathmore program—part of the orchestra’s first ever US tour—will include works by Hristic, Khachaturian, and Sibelius.
Muhal Richard Abrams
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, October 10
NEA Jazz Master pianist and composer Muhal Richard Abrams and his group make a rare DC appearance.
National Symphony Orchestra: David Zinman, conductor: Angela Hewitt, piano, plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 / Works by R. Strauss & Schoenberg
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thu, October 9 thru Sat, October 11
Mesmerizing (The Sunday Times) pianist Angela Hewitt makes her NSO debut in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22. The program also includes R. Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra and Schoenberg's Five Pieces for Orchestra.
Virginia Opera: Sweeney Todd
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Sat, October 11 thru Sun, October 12
Virginia Opera's 40th season opens with Sondheim's hit and Tony Award-winning musical thriller about revenge, murder and meat pies.
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Strathmore
Wed, October 15 thru Thu, October 16
Frankie Valli, the Jersey kid who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, classic songs like ''Walk like a Man'' and ''Can't Take My Eyes Off You'' are all the rage again.
Evita
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Tue, September 30 thru Sun, October 19
Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-winning musical tells the remarkable story of Eva Peron's rise from Argentina's slums to First Lady through some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and "High Flying, Adored."
Highlights
Shear Madness
Thru Thursday, December 31, 2015
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts