Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods 2016 Season Begins June 21

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A Washington area summer tradition at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts June 21-August 6

Vienna, Va. (June 15, 2016) — Over the river and through the woods to a Wolf Trap show we go! Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts kicks off its Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods 2016 Season on Tuesday, June 21 with Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and actress Lisa Loeb. The Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods season runs until August 6, and features 35 performances that aim to entertain and educate young minds by engaging them in diverse performing arts experiences. See the full line-up and get ticket information here and view a promotional video here.

As part of Wolf Trap’s commitment to arts and arts education, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods has been a place that inspires creativity and fosters a love of the arts each summer since 1971. Families enjoy diverse acts ranging from puppetry, storytelling, dance, theater, and music.

Opening week features performances by
Lisa Loeb (June 21), David Engel with Pirate School! (June 22), Up in Arms with Monster Intelligence (June 23), and two performances by Josh & the Jamtones (June 24 and 25).

Fourteen acts this summer make their Wolf Trap debuts, including cross-cultural Latin music star
123 Andrés (June 29); Seattle’s acclaimed “kindie rock” group The Not-Its! (July 26 and 27); and spirited street dance crew Fly Dance Company (August 3 and 4). Fan favorites returning this year include sketch comedy musical group Story Pirates (July 15 and 16), wacky scientist Mr. Molecule (July 20 and 21), and more.

Situated in the heart of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods welcomes families, school and summer camp groups, caregivers, and their young ones Tuesday through Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m., beginning 
June 21 through August 6. Tickets are $8 - $12 and children under two enter free of charge.

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Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally. 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 national park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. The 7,028-seat Filene Center is operated in partnership with the National Park Service and annually showcases an extensive array of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theatre, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns at Wolf Trap is operated by the Wolf Trap Foundation year round, and during the summer months is home to the Grammy-nominated Wolf Trap Opera, 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, grants, and a nationally recognized internship program.

Media Information

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Wolf Trap’s 2016 Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods Press Kit, including press calendars with descriptors, individual show pricing, and high-resolution images are available online at www.wolftrap.org/press-and-media.

Media inquiries, including requests for interviews and/or to cover performances, may be directed to:

Emily Smalling, Coordinator, Public Relations
703.255.4096 or emilys@wolftrap.org

Michelle Pendoley, Director, Public Relations
703.255.1917 or michellep@wolftrap.org