Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods
Summer 2015

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2015 schedule

The Pop Ups

Prepare for a creative, educational romp as this Brooklyn-based musical duo celebrates the power and joy of imagination through song, featuring hilarious puppets, crazy dance routines, and giant beach balls!
  • Tuesday, Jun 23 | 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, Jun 24 | 10:30 AM
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National Symphony Orchestra

What happens when you mix the sounds of a delicate violin with a trumpeting trombone? Bring your favorite stuffed animal and find out, as NSO violinist Marissa Regni and NSO trombonist Barry Hearn put musical compatibility to the test in a program that moves between classical and popular music.
  • Thursday, Jun 25 | 10:30 AM
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Recess Monkey

Dubbed as one of the country’s “Top 5 Kindie Bands” (Time Out New York), Recess Monkey simply capture the fun of being young. This high-energy trio of elementary school teachers invites you to join their adventures and rock out to fan-favorite jams from their newest album, Wired.
  • Friday, Jun 26 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jun 27 | 10:30 AM
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Native Pride Dancers

Experience the vibrant tradition of Native American culture as World Champion Fancy Dancer Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers perform music and movement passed down by their ancestors. Rainbow-colored headdresses, pulsating drumming, and fancy footwork will introduce you to the beauty, skill, and majesty of Native American dance.
  • Tuesday, Jun 30 | 10:30 AM
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the grandsons, Jr.

Described as “American music in a blender with the lid off,” kids and parents alike will dig the upbeat mix of rock, swing, and New Orleans R&B from DC-area band the grandsons, Jr. Mixing funny, creative lyrics with lively and swingin' jazz licks, this award-winning group invites you to join in on the fun and jam to great music.
  • Wednesday, Jul 01 | 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, Jul 02 | 10:30 AM
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Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets

Join Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets on an interactive adventure featuring infectious pop tunes about pizza parties, snow days, and summer vacations. It’s a sing-along good time for the whole family!
  • Tuesday, Jul 07 | 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, Jul 08 | 10:30 AM
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Unlocking The Truth

Rock out with this Brooklyn-based trio as they bring you custom metal sounds with a positive message. Named one of the “10 Music Artists to Watch in 2014” (The Huffington Post), this musical group of teenagers lights up the stage with their smashing sounds and inspiring performances.
  • Thursday, Jul 09 | 10:30 AM
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Story Pirates

Called “crazy entertaining” by The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, Story Pirates transforms children’s short stories into a hilarious sketch comedy musical. The troupe’s professional actors and musicians will have you doubled over laughing, while motivating kids to pick up a pencil and write from their imagination.
  • Friday, Jul 10 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 11 | 10:30 AM
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Mister G

Sing and dance along to catchy bilingual tunes in Spanish and English with Latin Grammy nominee Mister G! Ranging from surf rock, bluegrass, reggae, and bossa nova, this high-energy performance brings the joy of language and music together.
  • Wednesday, Jul 15 | 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, Jul 16 | 10:30 AM
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Hudson Vagabond Puppets

Go on a pre-historic adventure with this award-winning theatre troupe as they present Mammoth Follies. Learn about marvelous creatures from the Jurassic era in an old-fashioned revue of original songs, witty jokes, and earth-smashing dances performed by life-size puppets.
  • Friday, Jul 17 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 18 | 10:30 AM
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Alphabet Rockers

Blast off with the Alphabet Rockers in this energetic show with hip hop grooves, rhymes, and “super positive messages for kids” (CommonSenseMedia.com). Featuring original award-winning songs, easy to learn dance moves, and interactive theatrical skits promoting healthy living, the Alphabet Rockers show is an “intergenerational dance party” (San Francisco Public Library).
  • Tuesday, Jul 21 | 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, Jul 22 | 10:30 AM
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All-American Boys Chorus

Known as America’s most beloved boys choir, the All-American Boys Chorus delights families with their fresh faces and ever-fresh voices. Performing fun and dynamic songs from the Beach Boys to contemporary favorites, this musical group is sure to entertain, uplift, and inspire!
  • Thursday, Jul 23 | 10:30 AM
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Maryland Youth Ballet

Experience the grace and splendor of ballet as these talented young dancers put a new spin on a classic fairy tale. This re-imagined children’s ballet will introduce you to the shoemaker's daughter, her friends in desperate need of new shoes, and the mischievous elves who help them. Accompanied by beautiful music, costumed characters, and elfin magic, this production is sure to please children of all ages!
  • Friday, Jul 24 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 25 | 10:30 AM
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Jambo

Discover the dynamic roots of American music. From the Mississippi delta to a New Orleans street corner, Jambo’s music will speak to a child’s imagination through catchy lyrics and upbeat songs, while also promoting self-esteem, independence, and individuality.
  • Tuesday, Jul 28 | 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, Jul 29 | 10:30 AM
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Natyabhoomi School of Indian Dance

Revel in the rich traditions of South Asia with this ensemble of talented young dancers. With vibrant costumes, lively music, and engaging choreography, this performance will take you on a journey to India.
  • Thursday, Jul 30 | 10:30 AM
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Pushcart Players

A dream…a story…an adventure! Pushcart Players brings the fantastical tale of Alice in Wonderland to life! Filled with Lewis Carroll’s brilliant nonsense, madcap characters, and Pushcart’s whimsical music and design, this production offers a precious moment of theatre that young viewers will remember forever.
  • Friday, Jul 31 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Aug 01 | 10:30 AM
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KanKouran West African Dance Company

Experience the sights and sounds of West African culture with DC’s premier dance company. With colorful costumes and dynamic drumming, these spirited performers deliver captivating choreography with an inspirational message.
  • Tuesday, Aug 04 | 10:30 AM
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Sugar Free Allstars

Get ready to pack the dance floor with Sugar Free Allstars! Listed as one of TIME magazine’s “Stars of Kindie Rock,” this bowtie-clad super duo combines elements of funk, soul, and rock ’n’ roll to have your heads bobbin’ and hips shakin’.
  • Wednesday, Aug 05 | 10:30 AM
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Mil’s Trills

Featured on First Lady Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthy America and Hip Hop Public Health’s children’s album, Mil’s Trills is a fun musical group that is sure to get you moving. Come celebrate family, friends, and fun with Amelia, her electric ukulele, and her rockin’ band, as she takes you on a rhythmic expedition.
  • Thursday, Aug 06 | 10:30 AM
  • Friday, Aug 07 | 10:30 AM
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Dan Zanes

Top off the season with the “crown prince of contemporary kids’ music” (People) as he performs playful party music spanning from rock ’n’ roll to West Indian folk music. You’ll be jumping, dancing, and singing along in no time!
  • Saturday, Aug 08 | 10:30 AM
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