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The Little Prince

This Weekend
Daily, Now - December 17, 2017
Shows at 2:00 PM or 7:30 PM

"The Little Prince offers a beautiful, melodic score full of tunes, comedy, laughter, and tears. The images from the production make the book come alive." - Francesca Zambello

All the joy and wonder of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic illustrated storybook comes back to WNO! When The Little Prince first visited us in 2014, tickets quickly sold out. So guarantee your seats now for this year's family opera for the holidays, returning in all its glory to the newly renovated Terrace Theater!

On his tiny home planet, a young boy spends his days protecting his only friend, a rose, from miniature volcanoes and ravenous baobab trees. When loneliness sets in, he begins a mystical quest across the cosmos to find new companionship. During his journey, he encounters several other intergalactic inhabitants--among them a delusional king, a rich businessman, and a wearied lamplighter - before meeting a pilot on Earth who has crash-landed in the Sahara. The two become unlikely friends, learning lessons from the desert's many creatures until the prince realizes just how special his rose really is. 

Featuring a tuneful score by prolific film composer Rachel Portman - an Academy Award(r) winner for Emma and nominee for The Cider House Rules and Chocolat - The Little Prince also showcases the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists alongside the WNO Children's Chorus. 

Most enjoyed by age 6 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Dec. 16 at 2:00 PM is a sensory-friendly performance. Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. If you order these performances and do not require these Accessibility accommodations, your family is still very much welcome to attend.

Event Location

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Terrace Theater\r\n2700 F Street NW,
Washington, DC 20566
Foggy Bottom


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