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Saturday Morning Live! – Free Shows at The National Theatre this Fall

 

Saturday Morning Live!, the National Theatre’s free series for children, is returning this fall.  For over 40 years, the program has brought the best in children’s entertainment to Pennsylvania Avenue.

This year’s theme is “In Harmony: Let’s Play Together!” Join the National Theatre on select Saturday mornings at 9:30am and 11am to celebrate all the things that unite us. Offerings include interactive performances, puppets, dance, and music, all designed to light up imaginations and celebrate a world of wonder. It’s free. It’s fun. It’s a great way to Saturday.

The season begins with Milo the Magnificent, a highly engaging puppet show about an aspiring magician created and performed by award-winning duo Alex and Olmsted. Milo the Magnificent runs October 21 at 9:30am and 11am in the Helen Hayes Gallery on the second floor of The National Theatre. Tickets are free, but donations are always welcome. Register for either performance here.

Later, the National Theatre closes out 2023 by hosting back-to-back programs on its mainstage. First up on Saturday, November 18: Havana Hop, an interactive musical adventure created by and starring Paige Hernandez. Then, celebrate the holiday season with the Virginia Ballet Company as they perform selections from The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 9. Visit the Saturday Morning Live! page to learn more, and keep an eye out for your chance to register here.

Saturday Morning Live!
Where: The National Theatre | 1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, DC
When: Select Saturdays, 9:30am & 11am
Admission: FREE

 

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This post is sponsored by The National Theatre Foundation, however, I only promote programs, events, and places that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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National Theatre Presents FREE Entertainment for Kids at Saturday Morning Live!

 

Did you know that The National Theatre presents FREE shows especially for kids?  On select Saturday mornings at 9:30am and 11am, fun takes center stage at Saturday Morning Live!

Join for wow-inspiring children’s entertainment of all sorts, from interactive performances, puppets, dance, and music – all designed to light up imaginations and celebrate a world of wonder. It’s free. It’s fun. It’s a great way to Saturday.

This weekend, audiences will be treated to VIORE: An Adaptation Story by Regan Linton…

Once upon a time, the letters V, I, O, R, and E were living their best lives — happy, active, and joyful. One day, there was a huge storm of magical bubbles, and suddenly everything went topsy-turvy – turning upside down, getting dizzy, they were all facing new situations, completely different from what they had always known. With the help of each other, they realized they could change – or “ADAPT” – and do things differently, becoming active and joyful in a whole new way.

Run time is 45 minutes, and the show is recommended for ages 3-6, but all are welcome to join the fun. Register in advance!

VIORE: An Adaptation Story
Where: The National Theatre | 1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, DC
When: Saturday, June 10, 9:30am & 11am 
Admission: Free

 

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National Theatre Presents Free Virtual Entertainment with Saturday Morning Live! At The National

 

The National Theatre Corporation cordially invites you and your children to continue celebrating the 40th Anniversary Season of Saturday Morning Live! At The National by tuning in for our second series of free virtual programs, Gonzo’s Multiverse, beginning this Saturday.

Gonzo’s Multiverse is a funhouse ride for children and their families through the wild imagination of storyteller, poet, and musician David Gonzalez. Each episode features a mix of digital and live-action storytelling, interviews with amazing artists, and explorations of miniature marvels in the natural world. New content will premiere each week along with regular segments that include: The Dynamic Mr. Dull, Rockin’ with Donny and Daryl, The Carnival of the Animals, Grassy’s Microverse, and more.

Episode One: THE TALE OF VOVO
premieres on
Saturday, November 21st at 9:30 AM on Facebook
In this episode, viewers will hear The Tale of Vovo, have a conversation with a Vegan Shark, visit with calligraphic artist Barbara Bash, jam to music with The Good Boat Trio, and more!

Episode Two: THE TALE OF THE THREE DOLLS
premieres on
Saturday, Dec 5th at 9:30 AM on Facebook

In this episode, viewers will meet the eccentric characters Toasty and Sammy the Sloth, hear the stories The Hummingbird and the Tree and The Tale of the Three Dolls, and visit with Afro-Cuban percussionist Pablo Shine.

Episode Three: THE LOUDEST SOUND IN THE WORLD
premieres on
Saturday, Dec 19th at 9:30 AM on Facebook

In this episode, viewers will visit with hip hop poet YOH, listen to the music The Swan performed by Frederic Chiu, and discover why The Grass Isn’t Always Greener.

The programs will be available to watch on Facebook and YouTube after they premiere where you can also view past series of shows, Paige and Friends! RSVP to the event on Facebook to hear updates about the show.

While this programming is best suited for children aged 4-10, siblings and friends of other ages are always welcome to join the fun. Presented by the National Theatre Corporation, Saturday Morning Live! At The National is made possible through the generosity of The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation.

 

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Giveaway: Enter to Win Tickets to “The King’s Speech” at National Theatre!


It’s a giveaway for MLK Day! I have a pair of tickets up for grabs for The King’s Speech, coming to National Theatre February 11-16.

The King’s Speech is based on the true story of King George VI’s struggle with a speech impediment and the friendship he formed with his unconventional speech therapist, Lionel Logue. With the Nazi threat looming and civil unrest at home, royal secrets explode around the King as he’s thrust onto the world stage. David Seidler’s original play — which inspired the 2010 Oscar-winning film starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush – will make its long-awaited U.S. debut in a production The Mail proclaims “A right royal treat.”

This stage production is recommended for ages 13 and up. Tickets are $54-114, and you can look for a discount here. Of course, you can try to win them through the giveaway below.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see The King’s Speech at National Theatre on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:30pm, simply leave a comment below letting me know which activity from the latest Weekend Round-Up (January 17-20) you enjoyed most. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run through Sunday, February 2, 2020 then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


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Giveaway: Enter to Win Tickets to Fiddler on the Roof at National Theatre!


One of Broadway’s most time-honored musicals is coming to National Theatre this holiday season, and you have a chance to win a pair of tickets to see it!

Fiddler on the Roof, from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, is running December 10-15. The original production won 10 Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. Now, Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I, and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to the beloved theatrical masterpiece.

You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

Fiddler on the Roof is running at National Theatre from December 10 through December 15. Recommended for ages 8 and up, run time is approximately 2 hours and 55 minutes, including one intermission. Tickets are $54-144, and you can try winning a pair through the giveaway below!


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Giveaway: For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Fiddler on the Roof at National Theatre on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:30pm, simply leave a comment below letting me know which activity from the latest Weekend Round-Up you’re looking forward to (or already enjoyed) the most. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway is a quick one and will only run through Sunday, December 8, 2019, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


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