How to Catch a Star


Once there was a boy who dreamed a star could be his new friend—if only he could catch one. He tried climbing to the top of the tallest tree. He tried flying in a paper rocket ship. But nothing worked. Just when the boy was about to give up, he discovered something as dazzling and special as the star he was seeking!

Best-selling author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers's beloved children’s book about chasing your dreams comes to vivid life in a production created and directed by Jared Mezzocchi. Featuring colorful projections and choreographed movement, How to Catch a Star is a whimsical tale of discovery, friendship, and delightful surprises.

Presented by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Show Type
Children's Theater
Running Time
60 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For Up to 5 Price Ranges
$20 - $20

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Box Office Phone: 202-467-4600

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 11/21/2018 - 12/16/2018
Sunday 01:30pm04:00pm-
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Saturday 11:00am01:30pm05:00pm
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 12/08/2018 - 11:00am Sensory Friendly Performance

Extra Performances

  • 11/21/2018 - 1:30pm
  • 11/23/2018 - 1:30pm
  • 11/23/2018 - 4:00pm

Dark Days

  • 12/02/2018 - 1:30pm
  • 12/02/2018 - 4:00pm
Performer Role
Dallas Tolentino Boy
Raven Wilkes Penguin
Jonathan Hsu Martian
Jonathan Feuer Dad
Production Personnel
Jared Mezzocchi
Jared Mezzocchi
Costume Designer
Jeanette Christensen
Set Designer
Olivia Sebesky
Movement for plays
Orange Grove Dance
Collete Krogol
Lighting Designer
Peter Leibold
Zak Engel
Adapted By
Jared Mezzochi
Adapted From
the book by Oliver Jeffers
Projections/Media Designer
Olivia Sebesky


The Kennedy Center Family Theater
2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

Getting There

  • Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange Line)
  • Free Kennedy Center shuttle bus available from the Foggy Bottom Metro to Kennedy Center


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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