Skip to content Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

March 2012 Sign-Interpreted and Captioned Theater Alert


terpreted and Captioned Events – March 2012

 From The Kennedy Center

Click here if you cannot see this e-mail

terpreted and Captioned Events at the Kennedy Center

To purchase tickets, call (202) 416-8528 (voice/relay) or (202) 416-8524 (TTY), or go online to For more information and to find out when tickets go on sale, please visit

Shen Yun: Reviving 5,000 Years of Civilization

• Opera House

terpreted: Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 PM

Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company, returns with a lavishly colorful and exhilarating show, all new for 2012. Its masterful choreography ranges from grand imperial processions to legions of thunderous drums, with gorgeously costumed dancers moving in stunningly synchronized patterns. Spectacular visuals take you to another world, with blossoming landscapes and ancient buildings appearing on beautiful animated backdrops. Groundbreaking music seamlessly combines the best of the East and West, giving each dance its unmistakable flair. Ancient legends of virtue and modern tales of courage are brought to life in dance and song, making for one extraordinary, uplifting, and unforgettable experience. "Simply astounding to watch and a pleasure to the ear." (Opera Online)

D.C. Metropolitan Area

The Black Keys

• The Verizon Center

• Sign-Interpreted: Friday, March 9 at 8:00 PM

• Interpreter: First Chair Interpreted Productions

P. Nokio

• Imagination Stage

• Sign-Interpreted: Saturday, March 10 at 1:30 PM

• This world-premiere musical re-imagines the classic Pinocchio story in the enchanted land of Hip-Hopia. G.Petto, a designer of computer games, magically finds himself with a "son" when his character, P.Nokio, comes to life. He sends his son to the Old School to become a real boy by mastering style, originality, and swagger. Unfortunately, P.Nokio is tempted by The Way of Fun and Trouble, gets in with a bad crowd, and is swept up in a tangle of lies that endanger his newfound father. To save G.Petto, P.Nokio must wise up, keep it real, and learn that words and truth are the mightiest weapons of all. Recommended for ages 4+.

• To purchase tickets, please call our box office at 301-280-1660. Open daily from 10:00-5:00. Please note that our staff is trained to receive calls through relay and VRS.


• Imagination Stage

• Sign-Interpreted:Saturday, March 17 at 11:45 PM

• The My First Imagination Stage theatre series offers intimate, interactive performances designed for the very young in our Reeve Theatre. With gentle music, beautiful puppets, and props, Jack and Calypso lead children and caregivers to a magical, interactive world where giant jellyfish fly through the air, sheep graze in the grass, and lemons create the sun in a "let's pretend" sky. Ages 1-5.

• To purchase tickets, please call our box office at 301-280-1660. Open daily from 10:00-5:00. Please note that our staff is trained to receive calls through relay and VRS.

Power of Dance

• Andrew Foster Auditorium, Gallaudet University

• Performance: Friday, March 30 at 10:30 AM and 7:30 PM; Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 PM

• The Gallaudet Dance Company, which was founded in 1955, is pleased to announce its’ Fifty-Seventh spring dance concert, entitled “The Power of Dance,” sponsored by the Department of Physical Education & Recreation and the Delta Zeta Foundation which will be performed on Friday, March 30th at 10:30 am and 7:30 pm and Saturday, March 31st at 7:30 pm in the Andrew Foster Auditorium on the Gallaudet campus. The Gallaudet Dance Company is honored to have guest performers Bison with Attitude, Bollywood Fusion, Dynamic Duo, FloydDance Company, Tony Webb and the Gallaudet University Choreography class performing in their spring dance concert.

• For more information, call Dance Program at 202.651.5591 (V/TDD) or e-mail Or, visit:


• More than 30 separate performance sites:Baltimore/Washington area venues March 9 - April 8

• QuestFest is a two-week international visual theatre festival. QuestFest features groundbreaking work from exceptional performers and companies dedicated to the use of movement, gesture, and digital media to tell stories. By stripping away the artifice of language, QuestFest builds bridges between disparate communities and cultures.

• For a complete detailed listing of performances and other festival offerings, as well as how to purchase tickets,visit

Coming Soon to the Kennedy Center!

Mark your calendar now for Kennedy Center 2011-2012 sign-interpreted and captioned events!

Consider purchasing a sign-interpreted or captioned subscription package or visit  to find out when tickets go on sale.

Come Fly Away

• Eisenhower Theater

• Captioned: Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 1:30 PM

• Ol' Blue Eyes' greatest hits soar in a new way in Twyla Tharp's dance revue Come Fly Away. Live music and Sinatra vocals swirl in with "fast, flashing, remarkably intricate dances" (The New York Times) in this swinging show.

Bill Cosby

• Concert Hall

• Captioned: Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 9:30 PM

• Bill Cosby just might be the funniest man alive. Making his widely anticipated return to the Kennedy Center, Bill Cosby performs on the Concert Hall stage. He will provide hilarious insight on the basic cornerstones of our existence, making connections directly with our lives as couples, parents and children. Cosby's concerts at the Kennedy Center always sell out, leaving unmet demand for tickets. The reason is simple: nonstop laughter from the moment he walks on stage. Do not miss the opportunity to share many funny stories with Bill Cosby. This performance is recommended for families.

First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb

• Eisenhower Theater

• Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 & Friday, June 29 at 7:30 PM

• Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Jane Norman

• Captioned: Friday, June 22 at 7:30 PM & Sunday, June 24 at 1:30 PM

• First performed at Signature Theatre in 2009. Directed by Eric Schaeffer and featuring a 22-piece orchestra and a cast of six, the musical revue celebrates the songwriting team who brought us Cabaret, Chicago, The Kiss of the Spider Woman, and And The World Goes 'Round.


• Opera House

• Captioned: Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 1:30 PM

• This four-time Tony Award winner, including Best Musical, begs you to turn up the dial. Inspired by actual events, Memphis introduces a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break.

The Addams Family

• Opera House

• Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 & Friday, July 20 at 7:30 PM

• Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Ernie Hairston

• Captioned: Friday, July 27 at 7:30 PM & Sunday, July 29 at 1:30 PM

• The Addams Family brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to life. It's a "classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!" (Chicago Tribune).

Other Announcements

Buy seats in the interpreted and caption sections online!

Did you know that you can buy seats in the interpreted and captioned sections for upcoming performances at the Kennedy Center online? Just follow these three steps:

Find the production you want to attend. Visit and search for the production you want to see or view a list of upcoming interpreted or captioned performances. Click on the link to view the production page.

View the calendar to find the interpreted or captioned performance of that production: Click the “Tickets” tab to view the calendar and find the date and time of the upcoming captioned or interpreted performance. Once you’ve found the show you want to attend, click the “Tickets” button for that performance.

View and select your seats: To view seats that are available in the interpreted or captioned section, click on the “View Accessible Seating” button. (Note: The interpreted and captioned sections are usually in the orchestra section.) Click on the seats that you want to add to your cart and follow the steps to purchase your tickets.

If you have any questions about the process or you would like to request captioning or interpreters for a performance, please contact the Accessibility Office at (202) 416-8727 (voice/relay), (202) 416-8728 (TTY), or

Also, you can purchase tickets for interpreted or captioned performances direct from the friendly staff in the Instant Charge office by calling (202) 467-4600 (Voice), (202) 416-8524 (TTY). Box office hours are Monday -Sunday 10 AM - 9 PM.

The information contained in this email is subject to change without notice, and may contain inadvertent errors or oversights. To ensure that you receive accurate, complete and current information please contact the individual venue or organization producing the event directly. The Kennedy Center is not responsible for any errors or omissions.

Subscribe: If you would like to subscribe to this free monthly service, please send an email with your name, email address, and mailing address to with "Subscribe Sign-Interpreted Theater Alerts" in the subject line.

Unsubscribe: If you would like to be removed from this list, please send an email to with "Remove Sign-Interpreted Theater Alerts" in the subject line.

The Theater Alerts are a free service of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Accessibility Program.

Accessibility Program

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Washington, D.C. 20566-0001

(202) 416-8727 (voice)

(202) 416-8728 (TTY)