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03/06/2012 01:30 pm ET

'Book Of Mormon,' 'War Horse' On Tap For Kennedy Center 2012-2013 Schedule

WASHINGTON -- Art patrons have a lot to look forward to in the coming months now that the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has released its schedule for the 2012-2013 season.

The upcoming theater season boasts some highly recognizable shows like "War Horse" and "The Book of Mormon" among staples like "Jekyll & Hyde" and "Irving Berlin’s White Christmas." Likewise, the National Symphony Orchestra will host the voice talents of Seth MacFarlane, creator of the animated series "Family Guy" and "American Dad."

Enthusiasts like WTOP's Bob Madigan offered his set of highlights via tweet:

Less recognizable, Nordic Cool 2013 will highlight chilly northern countries like Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden with contemporary visual arts and dance. In addition, the festival promises to answer the age-old "What is Nordic anyway?" question. Since the festival will be held from Feb. 19 to March 17, 2013, maybe Washingtonians can expect more appropriate weather to accompany the Nordic fare compared to this past winter season?

In the realm of dance, the National Canadian Ballet's "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" will arrive, courtesy of choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. And Washington National Opera will continue its "Opera in the Outfield" series.

Excited patrons can return the Kennedy Center announcement page at 5 p.m. to see the video clips on the upcoming performance year.

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