Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods
Summer 2016

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2016 schedule

123 Andrés | A Latin music celebration for kids and families

Bailar, or dance along, with 123 Andrés as he takes you on a melodic journey to the Latin music world. Songs like “¡Salta, Salta! (Jump, Jump)” and “Oh Papa” seamlessly transition from Spanish to English lyrics while sharing the joy of language and culture.
  • Wednesday, Jun 29 | 10:30 AM
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Furia Flamenca Dance Company | El Arte de Flamenco (The Art of Flamenco)

Experience the thrill and elegance of flamenco! Combining fiery percussive footwork and passionate music, Furia Flamenca will take you on a lively exploration through the history and culture of Spain.
  • Thursday, Jun 30 | 10:30 AM
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Dinorock | Dinosaurs Forever!

Grammy-nominated audience favorite, Dinorock, invites you on a fossil-fantasy musical revue that features beautiful life-size dinosaur puppets that sing and dance about the celebration of nature and science.
  • Friday, Jul 01 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 02 | 10:30 AM
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Serendib Dance Company | A Single Cycle of the Sun

Celebrate the heritage of Sri Lanka with SerendibDance Company as they present intricate movements, rhythmic sounds, and exquisite costumes to tell the story, “A Single Cycle of the Sun,” a folktale about community, culture, and harmony.
  • Tuesday, Jul 05 | 10:30 AM
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Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Feel the energy rise with “Kid-Hop” (NPR) superstar Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, who combines the excitement of hip-hop with the magical world of childhood that the whole family can jig along to.
  • Wednesday, Jul 06 | 10:30 AM
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Red Yarn | The Deep Woods

Discover the dynamic roots of American music as Red Yarn weaves folk songs and puppetry into an engaging show for the whole family. With his lively performance and lush folk-rock recordings, this red-bearded bard shares positive values while reviving American folklore for younger generations.
  • Thursday, Jul 07 | 10:30 AM
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Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards

“Bon Voyage” on your trip to Dixieland with Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards as they take you on a jazzy musical adventure that encourages kids and their grown-ups to celebrate the music of New Orleans as part of the American folk music heritage.
  • Friday, Jul 08 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 09 | 10:30 AM
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Hudson Vagabond Puppets | Butterfly! The Story of a Life-Cycle

Follow Mari the Monarch as she grows from a tiny egg to a beautiful butterfly and embarks on an incredible journey to Mexico. Combining ballet, narration, and puppetry, this story will show how Mari learns to survive with the help of all her insect friends.
  • Tuesday, Jul 12 | 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, Jul 13 | 10:30 AM
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Mister G | Bilingual Fiesta with Latin Grammy Award winner

Called the “kid-friendly bilingual rock star” (Washington Post), Latin Grammy award winner Mister G performs an interactive concert spanning genres from funk to folk, reggae to rock, and bluegrass to bossa nova.
  • Thursday, Jul 14 | 10:30 AM
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Story Pirates | Greatest Hits

Celebrate the power of words with these professional actors who link literacy and confident self-expression in a sketch comedy musical based on favorite stories written by kids from around the country.
  • Friday, Jul 15 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 16 | 10:30 AM
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Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights

Join this multi-award winning singer-songwriter on a joyful adventure of tuneful melodies and pure pop vocals that is sure to free your inner-rock star.
  • Tuesday, Jul 19 | 10:30 AM
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Mr. Molecule | Bing, Bang, Boom! Science Show

Join Mr. Molecule as he unleashes the power and excitement of science with the show Bing, Bang, Boom! It’s an interactive experience all based on essential science principles that will inspire curiosity and the joy of learning!
  • Wednesday, Jul 20 | 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, Jul 21 | 10:30 AM
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Pushcart Players | Peter & The Wolf

Enjoy a morning of enchantment as Pushcart Players put their trademark spin on the beloved Russian folktale, Peter & The Wolf. Follow a spirited young boy’s life-changing adventure of courage, creativity and leadership; featuring lively classical music and charming costumes.
  • Friday, Jul 22 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 23 | 10:30 AM
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The Not-Its!

Shake, rock, and roll with this Seattle “kindie rock” quintet that will have the whole family on their feet screaming for more from the moment they hit the dance floor! Sing along to high-energy songs about family, individuality, and the joys of being a kid.
  • Tuesday, Jul 26 | 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, Jul 27 | 10:30 AM
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Soul In Motion | Reflecting Africa

Celebrate the heritage of the African Diaspora with D.C.’s premier dance company. With colorful costumes and pulsating drumming, these dynamic dancers will deliver a captivating performance that will inspire, educate, and entertain.
  • Thursday, Jul 28 | 10:30 AM
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Maryland Youth Ballet | Caroline Goes to the Circus

Caroline is off to the circus where she and her friends experience the excitement of a tightrope walker, a wild pony, and much more! Enjoy a morning of wonder and see what Caroline will get into next!
  • Friday, Jul 29 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 30 | 10:30 AM
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National Symphony Orchestra | NSO Teddy Bear Concerts: The String Thing

Ladies and gents, tots and teddy bears, step right up to this daring double act of classical fun! NSO Bassist Paul DeNola and NSO violinist Heather LeDoux Green introduce young audiences to music, mayhem, and you guessed it…strings!
  • Tuesday, Aug 02 | 10:30 AM
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FLY Dance Company

So you think you can dance? Check out this high-energy, gravity-defying dance crew as they mix hip-hop, pop n lock, and modern dance with colorful costumes and comic delivery.
  • Wednesday, Aug 03 | 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, Aug 04 | 10:30 AM
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Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could

Top off the season with Grammy-nominated artist, Brady Rymer, as he performs rootsy rock ‘n’ roll music that expresses the warmth, fun, and positive spirit of the family experience.
  • Friday, Aug 05 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Aug 06 | 10:30 AM
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