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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 28, 2013

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Ford's Theatre has presented A Christmas Carol to D.C. audiences for more than 30 years.
Ford's Theatre
Ford's Theatre has presented A Christmas Carol to D.C. audiences for more than 30 years.

Nov. 28-Dec. 1: The Nutcracker

Chicago's Joffrey Ballet is at The Kennedy Center through Sunday, performing The Nutcracker. Victorian-era costumes and a dreamlike set transform the stage into a magical world in which a young girl joins hands with a magician and travels from her parlor room to faraway lands filled with snow, sweets and a host of colorful characters. The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will be providing musical accompaniment from down in the pit.

Nov. 28-Jan. 1, 2014: A Christmas Carol

You can see A Christmas Carol through January 1 at Ford's Theatre. Directed by Michael Baron, this adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story about love and greed takes the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of redemption as he's visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

Music: "Trepak (The Russian Dance)" by Tchaikovsky

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