Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center

Little Dancer, a musical about the young and strong-willed ballerina Edgar Degas immortalized in his famous sculpture, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, opens this weekend at the Kennedy Center and tops my list of "I hope to I get to it," before the show ends Nov. 30. Ballet doesn't usually lure me, but the fact that this is a musical about this beautiful statue, about a place and time that wasn't easy on a young girl, certainly does. If nothing else, I'm making a goal to see the statue, which is on display at the National Gallery of Art until Jan. 11.