Wolf Trap Announces 70 Family Friendly Performances at Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, Featur

    

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 – Celebrating 30 Years of Imagination and Learning

Tickets to Theatre-in-the-Woods performances are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 1(877) WOLFTRAP, online at http://www.wolftrap.org/TITW, or at the Filene Center Box Office at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Arrangements may be made in advance for special-needs accessibility by calling the National Park Service at (703) 255-1827. Tickets are required for all performances for adults and children ages 3 and up. Advance purchase is recommended as performances often sell out. Groups of 10 or more should contact the Wolf Trap Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

*For potential changes to the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods schedule, please always refer back to http://www.wolftrap.org/titw

About The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded by Catherine Filene Shouse (1896-1994), produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally and internationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues, the outdoor Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, located down the road from the park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. In partnership with the National Park Service, The 7,028-seat Filene Center annually showcases an extensive list of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theater, as well as multimedia presentations from May through September. The Barns operates year round, and during the summer months is home to the GRAMMY-nominated Wolf Trap Opera Company, one of America’s outstanding resident ensemble programs for young opera singers. Wolf Trap’s education programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes, scholarships, and a nationally recognized internship program that was included in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 2009 List of “Best Places to Intern.” As part of its ongoing commitment to protect and preserve the environment, Wolf Trap offers metro access and is a founding member of the Green Music Group. Terrence D. Jones is president and CEO of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Visit the Wolf Trap Web site at http://www.wolftrap.org for more information.

Contact: Melissa Chotiner, (703) 255-4096 or melissac(at)wolftrap(dot)org Graham Binder, (703) 255-1917 grahamb(at)wolftrap(dot)org

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Melissa ChotinerWolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts(703) 255-4096Email Information


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