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Captioned Events at the Kennedy Center

Sister Act

Sister Act


Opera House
Captioned: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 1:30 PM
In this crowd-pleasing musical based on the hit film, a wannabe diva witnesses a crime and hides out in a convent. Under Mother Superior's watchful eye, she helps her fellow sisters find their voices, not to mention her own.


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Subscription packages for the 2013-2014 season featuring captioned performances are available for select theater series! For more information please visit the subscriptions website or contact the Subscriptions Office at (202) 416-8500 (voice/relay).

For information about requesting captioning for a series, please contact the Accessibility Office at 202-416-8727 (voice) or


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D.C. Metropolitan Area

The Laramie Project


Ford’s Theatre
Captioned: Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 2 p.m.
Captioned by c2, Inc.
The Laramie Project presents a deeply complex portrait of a community’s response to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man living in Laramie, Wyoming. The play portrays the seismic and deeply personal impact Matthew’s death had on this small town while also demonstrating the power of the human spirit to triumph over bigotry and violence. Fifteen years later, Matthew Shepard’s story still reverberates, urging us on with its clarion call to confront the destructive power of hate, in all forms.
Seats for a captioned performance can be purchased through Ticketmaster [] via phone at (800) 982-2787 or in person at our Box Office.


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Love in Afghanistan


Arena Stage - Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle 
Captioned: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 7:30 PM and Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM
by resident playwright Charles Randolph-Wright
directed by  Lucie Tiberghien
From resident playwright Charles Randolph-Wright (Blue, Cuttin' Up) comes a daring world premiere drama set to take audiences on a thrilling, romantic adventure in a chaotic land. Meet Duke and Roya, two fantastically different people discovering love in the most unlikely of places: war-torn Afghanistan. One, an emerging hip-hop artist, the other, a high-level Afghan interpreter, both fight to navigate the pitfalls of romance, religious differences and political unrest. 
Go to, call the sales office at V. 202-488-3300, TTY. 202-484-0247 or for more information.


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dance of the holy ghosts


Center Stage Theatre, Baltimore, MD
Captioned: Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM
By Marcus Gardley
Oscar Clifton is a blues man living through his memories of the past, until his estranged grandson Marcus pays a visit. Together, they confront a history of loves, regrets, and missed opportunities. This acclaimed play by Marcus Gardley is a poetic family drama set in the key of blues—a memory-scape skipping seamlessly across the decades.
Call the box office at 410-332-0033, or visit our website at


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The Argument


Theater J
Captioned: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:30pm
Sophie, a charming, vibrant artist, and Phillip, a loyal, solid businessman, are a 40-something couple whose new relationship is rocked when Sophie learns she is pregnant. As each fights for the only future he or she can imagine, they are both forced to recognize the profound personal differences between them. And when the word "abortion" is introduced into the debate, all bets are off.
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Romeo and Juliet


Folger Theatre
Captioned: Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2pm
The perfect poetry of Shakespeare’s tragedy reveals the heart-breaking loss of “star-crossed” love. Helen Hayes Award-winning director Aaron Posner leads an outstanding ensemble into the heart of this powerful, provocative play.
Tickets can be purchased here: or by calling the Box Office at 202-544-7077


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Tappin Through Life


Arena Stage - Kreeger Theater
Captioned: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM
by Maurice Hines
directed by Jeff Calhoun
Broadway legend Maurice Hines teams up again with the unforgettable Manzari Brothers for the first time since the smash hit production of Sophisticated Ladies to tap us through his incredible 40 years in show business. With song and dance, Hines pays tribute to his brother, Gregory, and the singers who have inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. To help bring the history of American tap to life, Hines brings The Diva Orchestra, an all-female nine-piece big band. Get ready to laugh, smile and tap your feet to the infectious song and dance of Maurice Hines! 
Go to, call the sales office at V. 202-488-3300, TTY. 202-484-0247 or for more information.


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A Commedia Christmas Carol


Faction of Fools Theatre Company
Performing in the Elstad Auditorium at Gallaudet University
ASL Interpreted: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 8:00pm; Saturday December 7 at 8:00pm; Sunday December 8 at 2:00pm; and Saturday December 21 at 2:00pm
Open Captioning available all performances Nov 29 - Dec 22. Friday & Saturday evenings at 8pm, and Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2pm
Masks, acrobatics, humbug, and holiday cheer abound in this modern retelling of the Dickens holiday classic, written and directed by two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee Matthew R. Wilson. When Pantalone Scrooge is visited by his old friend Dottore Marley, an unforgettable adventure of ghosts, yuletides, and omens sets the greedy old man on the rocky road to redemption. Dickens’s London comes alive in a new way with a Commedia twist and a fresh new script. A Commedia Christmas Carolis a treat for the whole family and a hilarious, heart-felt celebration of the holiday season.
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Coming Soon to the Kennedy Center!

Please visit event pages for on-sale dates. To purchase a subscription, please visit the subscriptions website or contact the Subscriptions Office at (202) 416-8500 (voice/relay).


Flashdance--The Musical

Flashdance--The Musical


Eisenhower Theater
Captioned: Friday, December 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Celebrating the hit movie's 30th anniversary, this inspiring stage musical adaptation includes all your favorite songs, from "Flashdance--What a Feeling" and "Maniac" to "Gloria" and "I Love Rock and Roll," plus 16 original songs!


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Elf The Musical

Elf The Musical


Opera House
Captioned: Friday, January 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 1:30 PM
terpreted and Captioned: Friday, December 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM 
One of Hollywood's most beloved holiday hits is born again--on stage! Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, an orphan who leaves the North Pole to find his true identity. This modern Christmas classic will make everyone embrace their inner elf.


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Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher


Eisenhower Theater
Captioned: Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Winner of five Tony Awards, this innovative and imaginative prequel to Peter Pan--based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson--takes a hilarious, swashbuckling romp through the Neverland you never knew.


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Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin

An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin


Eisenhower Theater
Captioned: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Two of Broadway's most venerated performers join again after their 1980 Tony-winning performances in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Evita. "A sublime show!" says the New York Times.


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Side Show

Side Show


Eisenhower Theater
Captioned: Friday, June 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls), this new Kennedy Center revival of the hit musical follows the story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, as they grow from circus attraction to famous stage performers.


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Disney's The Lion King

Disney's The Lion King


Opera House
Captioned: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Winner of six Tonys including Best Musical, Disney's The Lion King returns! With direction and costumes by Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice's score brings the African Pridelands to life with "Circle of Life" and many more great songs.


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Other Announcements

Buy seats in the captioned sections online!


Did you know that you can buy seats in the 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 captioned performances. Click on the link to view the production page.
View the calendar to find the captioned performance of that production: Click the “Tickets” tab to view the calendar and find the date and time of the upcoming captioned 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 captioned section, click on the “View Accessible Seating” button. (Note: The 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 for a performance, please contact the Accessibility Office at (202) 416-8727 (voice/relay), (202) 416-8728 (TTY),
Also, you can purchase tickets for interpreted or captioned performances direct from the friendly staff at the Instant Charge Services Desk by calling (202) 416-8528 (Voice) or (202) 416-8524 (TTY) Monday -Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM.



Job Opening: Visual Arts Coordinator, Office of VSA and Accessibility at the Kennedy Center


For a full job description and to apply go to:
Location:  Washington, D.C., The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Salary: Mid to High $30s / Yearly (full-time)
Closing Date: Nov 4, 2013
This position assists the Manager of VSA Programs in the administration and execution of the Kennedy Center's VSA programs including local, national and international projects and activities in the performing and visual arts for, by, with and about individuals with disabilities. Primary responsibilities for the visual arts programs: student and emerging visual artist exhibitions, competitions and related visual arts education programs (pre-K through 12th grade, transition and post-secondary education). Coordinates the VSA/VW Emerging Artists and International Children's Art competitions, exhibitions and tours; manages the VSA Art Collection; provides technical assistance to individual artists, educators, and cultural/service organizations on a wide range of visual arts and disability related topics; supports networks for student artists with disabilities, executes transition to careers in the arts programs including coordinating and administering the Experiential Education Internship Initiative for individuals with intellectual disabilities; organizes and implements special events, meetings, conferences, and projects and programs assigned by and at the discretion of the VSA Programs Manager or the Director of VSA and Accessibility.
We cannot accept email or phone calls about this position.  All applications must be filled out and submitted online. 

Candidates with disabilities requiring an accommodation, assistance with the submission process, or whose screen readers cannot access online information or the online submission process should call the Kennedy Center Human Resources Department to request assistance at: 202-416-8604 (voice/relay) or 202-416-8728 (TTY).


Career Opportunities in the Arts


Arts Internships in the D.C. Metro Area
Interested in careers in the arts? Opening Stages was developed to provide students and individuals with disabilities with information and resources on career development opportunities. The Fan page will highlight current disability-specific and mainstream opportunities. The Kennedy Center’s Opening Stages Facebook Fan page is loaded with career opportunity announcements such as:


More Opportunities in the Arts


Additionally, please become a fan of VSA's Facebook Fan page. VSA will bring you up-to-date information on upcoming performances and exhibitions featuring artists with disabilities, career opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities, and accessible performances. You will find updates about different disability-specific and inclusive practices happening around the world.
The Kennedy Center Opening Stages and VSA's fan pages are open to all. Please become a fan and spread the word!


The Kennedy Center introduces MyTix!


With MyTix, you can experience the Kennedy Center your way. If you are 18 - 30 years old or an active duty member of the armed services, join this new program designed to make the performing arts more accessible. And by “accessible,” we mean affordable. With discount offers galore and super-special free ticket giveaways, you’ll have access to all kinds of Kennedy Center performances. So see a Broadway hit, hear a symphony concert, or try something new. Plus you’ll get to meet other arts lovers and share your experiences online and in person. Sound like a deal? You better believe it!


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