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Season begins June 28 with performances Tuesdays through Saturdays starting at 10 a.m.

Vienna, VA (PRWEB) May 18, 2011

The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces its 2011 Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods season featuring 70 family friendly performances, and a new $8 day pass that allows patrons to see two shows for the price of one. Located in the unique enchanted setting of America’s only National Park for the Performing Arts, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods is nestled in a shady grove amidst 117 rolling acres, where families can bring their own picnics and enjoy performances specially designed for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

The 2011 schedule features a diverse array of performance genres including ballet, puppetry, folk music, rock, hip hop, captivating storytelling and opera, among others. Long-time returning favorites like Dinorock and Friends, Robbie Schaefer, and SteveSongs, as well as several new artists including Monumental Brass Quintet, Recess Monkey, and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will have families dancing, laughing, singing and clapping all summer long.

The Wolf Trap Opera Company also returns to Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods the week of August 2 – 6, offering children a hilarious introduction to opera. Stories and characters are created on the spot as audience members participate in a “Mad Libs” style interactive game. Instant Opera is performed by members of the Wolf Trap Opera Company Studio Artists who perform throughout the summer at The Barns at Wolf Trap and for one performance at The Filene Center.

In recognition of Wolf Trap’s 40th anniversary season, a special week of performances has been planned by Wolf Trap Teaching Artists to celebrate 30 years with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts! During the week of August 9 – 13, Wolf Trap Teaching Artists, featuring African drummers, storytellers, musicians, and dancers take the stage each day for this once-in-a-lifetime gathering led by local treasure and nationally recognized artist John “Kinderman” Taylor.

Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods is perfect for birthday parties, play groups, day camps and family outings. Groups of 10 or more save $1 off each ticket. For group ticket information contact the Wolf Trap Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

Wolf Trap’s 2011 Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods Season

June 28 –July 2 10:00 a.m. – City Dance – The Dreaming Tree 11:00 a.m. – Music with Milkshake – featuring the Milkshake Trio

July 5–9 10:00 a.m. – Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets – The Ant and the Grasshopper, and more! 11:00 a.m. – Robbie Schaefer – Songs for Kids Like Us

July 12–16 10:00 a.m. – Baba Jamal Koram – Under the Griot’s Tree: Stories of Wonder and Wisdom 11:00 a.m. – Steve Roslonek – SteveSongs

July 19–23 10:00 a.m. – Bob Brown Puppets – Teddy Bear Picnic 11:00 a.m. – Recess Monkey – Flying Kid-driven Dance Songs About Superheroes

July 26–30 10:00 a.m. – Maryland Youth Ballet – Caroline Goes to the Seashore 11:00 a.m. –Monumental Brass Quintet – Textures and Brass

August 2-6 10:00 a.m. – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo 11:00 a.m. – Wolf Trap Opera Company – Instant Opera!

August 10-14 10:00 a.m. – Dinorock and Friends at the Dew Drop Inn 11:15 a.m. – Kinderman and Friends &

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