Family Offerings at Atlas Intersections Festival


February 21 – March 8


The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival from February 21 – March 8, 2014 is a unique all-arts festival which brings together more than 100 performing groups over eight days to offer intersections of music, theatre, dance, film, opera and spoken word.

I have culled from the INTERSECTIONS website and press release the information about Celebrate Family performances and Family Saturdays events for families and children.  To see the full line up of performances, visit

Saturday Feb. 22 at 1:30pm

Zaniness reigns when a mischievous pack of pound puppies and their comic genius partners, Scott and Joan Houghton, present a circus comedy dog act meets hilarious canine thrill show.  Returning to the festival after charming a sold-out house in 2011, this family friendly show is sure to leave you howlin’ for more.  Come support two great causes – the Atlas’ family programs and DC animal rescue. Enjoy some free family activities with our friends from DC Actors for Animals, Metro Mutts and Atlas Vets in the lobby before and after the show.

50 minutes
$15/$12 student/senior
For ages 2+
The Singing Lizard
A Free Café Concert for the Very Young
Liz DeRoche works her musical magic for the youngest concert goers with her rocking keyboard and fabulous vocals.  Hosted by Boogie Babes.
Saturday, Feb 22 at 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Right before Mutts Gone Nuts
Kogod Lobby
Check out the full line-up of free cafe concerts — many of them family-oriented!

Arts on the Horizon 
Under the Canopy

Touch and explore the wonders of the rainforest in an interactive, non-verbal show especially for babies and toddlers.
Friday, Feb 28 at 10:00am & 11:30am
Saturday, Mar 1at 10:00am & 11:30am
Sunday, Mar 2 at 11:30 am
Friday, Mar 7 at 10:00am & 11:30am
Saturday, Mar 8 at 10:00am & 11:30am
Lab 1
35 minutes
For ages 0 – 2 (and ages 3 – 4 friends)

Gala Hispanic Theatre & Wit’s End Puppets
Fabulous Mayas
A bilingual adaptation of traditional Mayan legends and fables featuring puppets, movement and song from an innovative puppet company and award-winning Hispanic theatre.
Saturday, Mar 1 at 10:00am
Saturday, Mar 8 at 1:00pm
Lab 2
50 minutes
For ages 5+


Quynn Johnson
 Lucky’s Tap Dancing Feet 

Lucky’s Tap Dancing Feet

Will Lucky the horse learn to tap dance? Find out in this delightful family show featuring young actors and tap dancers created Quynn Johnson based on her popular children’s book.
Saturday, Mar 8 at 4:00pm
Sprenger Theatre
50 minutes
$16.50/$11 student/senior
For ages 5+

A 2014 INTERSECTIONS Multi-Show Pass is a good way to save if you plan to attend or bring your family to three or more performances — you will receive 20 percent off. You can obtain a multi-show pass at the box office or by calling 202.399.7993 ext. 2. 

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