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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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Washington National Opera: An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Wed, September 10
Get up close and personal with two of today's most exciting young singers: husband and wife duo, frequent co-stars (including WNO's The Elixir of Love), and Richard Tucker Award winners Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez.
Lera Lynn
Fri, September 12
Houston-born, Georgia-bred, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Lera Lynn creates music that slides and slips through category’s grasp like a watermelon seed. Call it Americana, rockabilly, roots, folk, or country—or just call it Lera Lynn.
NSO Pops: Pink Martini & The von Trapps / Steven Reineke, conductor
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thu, September 11 thru Sat, September 13
With Pink Martini, one minute you're in a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro, the next you're in a palazzo in Naples. This crowd-pleasing band and The von Trapps perform in support of their collaborative new album Dream a Little Dream.
Dailey & Vincent LIVE: A Live Recording Event
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sat, September 13
This “made for public television” show is a celebration of the best of America -- its music, its men and women in uniform, and its soaring spirit. Dailey & Vincent celebrate their fans with a live DVD featuring the best of Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, and American music.
Broadway's Next Hit Musical
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sat, September 20
This wacky new twist on musical theater employs a loveable troupe of quick-witted improvisers who miraculously make up a whole new musical right on stage.
Wanda Sykes
Sat, September 20
This brilliant standup comic, writer, and actress has won multiple Emmy Awards and ranks among Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America.
Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Classics Go Pop!
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Sun, September 21
Featuring a collection of music that never goes out of style or loses its enormous appeal, this exciting program includes favorites by Gershwin, Chopin, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and much more.
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
Sat, September 20 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.
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.
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."
Cirque Dreams - Jungle Fantasy
Fri, September 5 thru Sat, September 6
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts - Filene Center
Shear Madness
Thru Thursday, December 31, 2015
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts