Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods
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Check out select shows for even more opportunities to learn and explore:

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2017 Schedule

Red Yarn
Born in the Deep Woods
Red Yarn
Born in the Deep Woods

Enter the magical forest with Portland’s “Red-Bearded Bard” and his partner Jessie as they lead dances and songs about the animals of the woods. Blending folk and rock, Red Yarn weaves songs and puppetry into an engaging show for all ages.Workshop Star
  • Tuesday, Jun 27 | 10:30 AM
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123 Andrés
Family Fiesta
123 Andrés
Family Fiesta

Experience the language, rhythms, and sounds of Latin America with Latin Grammy Award-winner 123 Andrés. Using joyful lyrics, high-energy music, and passion for cultural understanding, kids and parents sing, dance, and learn in English and Spanish.
  • Wednesday, Jun 28 | 10:30 AM
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Page Turner Adventures
The Mixed-Up Fairytale
Page Turner Adventures
The Mixed-Up Fairytale

A 100-year sleeping spell has been placed on Beauty, and storyologists Page Turner and Kenny need your help! Become a hero and solve this original fractured fairy tale where YOU are the main character!Workshop Star
  • Thursday, Jun 29 | 10:30 AM
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Dinorock
Favorite Dinos
Dinorock
Favorite Dinos

This Grammy-nominated audience favorite returns and invites you to travel back in time to meet some of their favorite dinosaurs. In this interactive production using giant colorful puppets and original music, children learn the fascinating world of science, nature, and history.
  • Friday, Jun 30 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 01 | 10:30 AM
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Native Pride Dancers
Native Pride Dancers

Celebrate the spirit and beauty of Native American culture as Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers perform music and movement passed down from generations. Rainbow-colored regalia, pulsating drumming, and fancy footwork introduce the splendor and skill of Native American dance.
  • Wednesday, Jul 05 | 10:30 AM
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Enchantment Theatre Company
The Beast in the Bayou
Enchantment Theatre Company
The Beast in the Bayou

Reimagine the classic story of Beauty and the Beast with Enchantment Theatre Company’s The Beast in the Bayou. Set in Louisiana with the flavor of an American folk tale, this story transports you to a magical world of herons, turtles, alligators, and a mysterious Beast that brings this beloved tale to life in a magical way!Ranger Badge
  • Thursday, Jul 06 | 10:30 AM
  • Friday, Jul 07 | 10:30 AM
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Silk Road Dance Company
Shahnameh: Adventures from the Persian Book of Kings
Silk Road Dance Company
Shahnameh: Adventures from the Persian Book of Kings

A magical bird, an evil dragon, a clever princess, and a valiant hero bring to life the Shahnameh, an ancient masterpiece written over a thousand years ago. With vivid choreography and ornate costumes, Silk Road Dance Company presents a fantastical tale from ancient Persia.Workshop Star
  • Saturday, Jul 08 | 10:30 AM
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The Whizpops!
Changers for the Endangered
The Whizpops!
Changers for the Endangered

Discover fascinating facts about the endangered animals of North America with this award-winning band, The Whizpops! Singing songs from their new wildlife-themed album, Ranger Rick’s Trail Mix Vol. 1 (2016), these science-based songs will entertain and inspire future conservationists and animal lovers of all ages.
  • Tuesday, Jul 11 | 10:30 AM
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FLY Dance Company
Music from the Heart
FLY Dance Company
Music from the Heart

Come pop and lock with this theatrical dance crew as they take you through the ins and outs of hip-hop music and dance. Using a blend of locking, popping, breaking, and head spinning, this performance will have you grooving from beginning to end.
  • Wednesday, Jul 12 | 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, Jul 13 | 10:30 AM
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Vital Theatre Company
Pinkalicious the Musical
Vital Theatre Company
Pinkalicious the Musical

This award-winning theatre group presents Pinkalicious the Musical. When Pinkalicious indulgences in pink cupcakes, she lands in the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. Find out if she can figure a way out of this pinkish predicament.
  • Friday, Jul 14 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 15 | 10:30 AM
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KB Whirly
KB Whirly

Jam with this one-man band as he stomps out rustic beats on a six-piece, foot-powered drum kit. Featuring original songs that will become instant classics, this earthy, bluesy performance displays the magic of improvisation and interactive music making.Workshop Star
  • Tuesday, Jul 18 | 10:30 AM
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Listen, Wilhelmina!
Mary Gresock
Little Miss Muffet goes to the Opera!
Listen, Wilhelmina!
Mary Gresock
Little Miss Muffet goes to the Opera!

Wilhelmina, Wallis, and Winston the Wombats are ready for their very first concert at Wolf Trap! The stage! The instruments! The maestro! But what is the audience supposed to do? With help from Ranger Nat, these three wombat friends learn how much fun music-making can be when they open their ears to listen. This interactive mini-musical is a perfect way to introduce children to the concert experience.Ranger Badge
  • Wednesday, Jul 19 | 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, Jul 20 | 10:30 AM
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Maryland Youth Ballet
Snow White
Maryland Youth Ballet
Snow White

Follow Snow White on an adventure as she meets a forest full of friends after being banished into the woods by her jealous stepmother, the Evil Queen. Will the Queen get her way, or will Snow White be rescued by the handsome Prince Charming?
  • Friday, Jul 21 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 22 | 10:30 AM
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DC Casineros Dance Company
The History of Cuban Popular Dance
DC Casineros Dance Company
The History of Cuban Popular Dance

Feel the sabor and energy of Cuba as this world-renowned dance company performs popular and folkloric Cuban dances. Combining fiery footwork and Afro-Cuban rhythms, DC Casineros keeps audiences energized one step at a time!
  • Tuesday, Jul 25 | 10:30 AM
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Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards
Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards

Journey to Dixieland with Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards! Through storytelling and song, kids and their grown-ups celebrate and learn about the music and culture of New Orleans.
  • Wednesday, Jul 26 | 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, Jul 27 | 10:30 AM
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The Okee Dokee Brothers
The Okee Dokee Brothers

Saddle up for a horseback riding adventure with this Grammy Award-winning duo. Using nature-inspired lyrics and bluegrass melodies, kids are encouraged to have fun and explore the great outdoors!
  • Friday, Jul 28 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 29 | 10:30 AM
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Lard Dog & The Band of Shy
Life’s A Real Dream
Lard Dog & The Band of Shy
Life’s A Real Dream

This rockabilly “Rocky Horror Picture Show for kids” (Baristanet) is a musical extravaganza. Lard Dog & The Band of Shy invite you to their unique audio-visual universe complete with catchy songs, interactive props, and a pretzel toss! After all, LARD (Life's A Real Dream)!
  • Tuesday, Aug 01 | 10:30 AM
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National Symphony Orchestra
Close Your Eyes, Now Open Your Ears
National Symphony Orchestra
Close Your Eyes, Now Open Your Ears

We’re mixing Mozart and Mendelssohn with meows and moos and a little bit of monkey business in this brand new show that shows just how powerful your ears can be! Join this NSO trio as they present an earful of satisfying sounds!Ranger Badge
  • Wednesday, Aug 02 | 10:30 AM
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Soul In Motion
It’s Our Time
Soul In Motion
It’s Our Time

Experience the rich culture of West Africa with this treasured D.C. dance company. Combining colorful costumes, spirited movements, and the energetic rhythms of drumming, this expert ensemble delivers an exciting performance that inspires all ages.
  • Thursday, Aug 03 | 10:30 AM
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Pushcart Players
Happily Ever After… A Cinderella Tale
Pushcart Players
Happily Ever After… A Cinderella Tale

Dreams really do come true when this Emmy-nominated group presents Happily Ever After…A Cinderella Tale. This story takes you on a sometimes-happy, sometimes-sad, always-compelling journey fueled by inner beauty, courage, and kindness.
  • Friday, Aug 04 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Aug 05 | 10:30 AM
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