DC West End: Kennedy Center Events

The John F. Kennedy Center is hosting a range of shows and events that visitors can enjoy this season! Along with outstanding shows that you can purchase tickets for, every night at 6 p.m., the performing arts center hosts free concerts on the Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer. Check out some of the amazing shows below!

Miss Saigon
Miss Saigon

One of the many incredible shows at the Kennedy Center is Miss Saigon, which is taking place from Wed, December 12, 2018 to Sunday, January 13, 2019. From the creators of Les Misérables comes an epic story about a young Vietnamese woman who meets an American G.I. Featuring: Broadway hit songs and a theatrical event you don’t want to miss. The London Times stated, “Thrilling, soaring & spectacular.”

CPAA Productions Ltd Presents Image China: Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage
CPAA Productions Ltd Presents Image China: Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage

Starting from Friday, January 25, 2019 and going through Sunday, January 27, 2019, the Kennedy Center is presenting Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage by CPAA Productions Ltd. Performed by the China National Traditional Orchestra, this traditional concert drama tells the story of a Buddhist monk who travels the Silk Road on a pilgrimage to India. This incredible performance includes an 80-piece traditional Chinese orchestra, 24 performers, and stunning costumes.

Performance Timing. Part One – 60 min.
Intermission – 20 min. Part Two – 50 min.

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: Cinderella
Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: Cinderella

Enjoy a fantastic adaptation of The Red Shoes from Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to Sunday, January 20, 2019. This contemporary ballet and dance showcases an amazing twist on a beloved fairytale. Set in London during World War II, Cinderella falls in love with an RAF pilot before they become parted by the Blitz. The L.A. Times stated, “A valentine to the power of love.”

Performance Timing. Act I – 40 min.
Intermission – 20 min. Act II – 40 min.
Intermission – 20 min. Act III – 40 min.

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