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2022 Schedule

Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Josh Lovelace Young Folk
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Josh Lovelace Young Folk

A member of the Grammy-nominated band NEEDTOBREATHE, Josh Lovelace’s warm-hearted songwriting and rich musicianship creates a concert experience everyone can enjoy. Lovelace’s take on family folk is a revival of a lively and passionate approach to music-making.
  • Tuesday, Jun 21 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods The Fourth Wall Fruit Flies Like a Banana
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods The Fourth Wall Fruit Flies Like a Banana

The Fourth Wall reinterprets classical music that leaps off the stage by stretching the boundaries of instrumental performance. Combining music, dance, acrobatics, and theater, audiences are invited to challenge the performers to beat the clock as they play faster and faster to keep up. Will they make it in time?
  • Wednesday, Jun 22 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Xuejuan Dance Ensemble The Land of Mulan
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Xuejuan Dance Ensemble The Land of Mulan

Experience the vibrancy and diversity of Chinese dances through the eyes and ears of young Mulan. Blending distinctive moves with intricate costumes and traditional music, Xuejuan Dance Ensemble performances are a treat for audience members of all ages.
  • Thursday, Jun 23 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Madcap Puppets Jack and the Gentle Giant
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Madcap Puppets Jack and the Gentle Giant

Jack is back in this sequel to the famous fairy tale! Jack's son, Leo, doesn't want to be a giant conqueror. He'd rather tell giant stories with his friend Tulip, the castle fairy. In this surprise-packed performance, audiences enter a world of towering tales where each giant is bigger than the last!
  • Friday, Jun 24 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jun 25 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Marsha and the Positrons Energetic: Fun Songs About Science!
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Marsha and the Positrons Energetic: Fun Songs About Science!

High-energy music with clever lyrics and catchy sounds inspire even the youngest audience members to become curious about science and how the world works. Marsha and the Positrons’ performances are playful, entertaining, and educational—sending children home with smiles on their faces and scientific inquiry on their minds.
  • Tuesday, Jun 28 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Native Pride Dancers Dancing Through Life
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Native Pride Dancers Dancing Through Life

Native Pride Dancers showcase the stamina, strength, and coordination needed to honor the legacy and traditions of Indigenous peoples. Wearing a diverse and vivid assortment of traditional regalia, dancers showcase the smooth movement and poise of the Healing Dance, the majestic, powerful moves of the Eagle Dance, and the quick footwork and acrobatics of the Fancy Dance.
  • Wednesday, Jun 29 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods David Gonzalez with Daniel Kelly Cuentos: Tales from the Latinx World
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods David Gonzalez with Daniel Kelly Cuentos: Tales from the Latinx World

Storytelling that paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx. Accompanied by musician Daniel Kelly, David Gonzalez speaks Spanish and English throughout the stories to introduce young people to the marvelous world of Latin literature and culture.
  • Thursday, Jun 30 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Up In Arms Pirate Song a TheaterWorksUSA presentation
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Up In Arms Pirate Song a TheaterWorksUSA presentation

Not content with singing the pirate song that’s been passed down for generations, Paulette the pirate princess, along with her dog Waffle, sets off to find her own unique song. As Paulette explores music and cultures from around the world, she realizes her song might be found in the journey of discovery that guided her the whole time.
  • Friday, Jul 01 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 02 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Kalanidhi Dance Dancing Stories
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Kalanidhi Dance Dancing Stories

Recognizable tales like Little Red Riding Hood and The Foolish Lion introduce audiences to the world of Indian dance in a fun and accessible format. As dancers tell stories through Kuchipudi hand gestures, body movements, and facial expressions, children learn about Indian arts and culture.
  • Tuesday, Jul 05 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Uncle Devin In the Pocket Go-Go Show
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Uncle Devin In the Pocket Go-Go Show

Dance and sing along as you learn about the history of go-go music, the official music of Washington, DC. In this interactive concert, Uncle Devin and his band use original tunes, funky grooves, and African call-and-response to bring children the infectious energy of a live go-go show.
  • Wednesday, Jul 06 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods The Bright Siders
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods The Bright Siders

Celebrate the unique you with The Bright Siders in this creative, upbeat concert. A collaboration between an Americana songwriter and a child psychiatrist, The Bright Siders use playful lyrics and contagious melodies to help children think deeply about self-compassion and how to process their emotions.
  • Thursday, Jul 07 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods GreatWorks Theatre Company Lyle the Crocodile
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods GreatWorks Theatre Company Lyle the Crocodile

Based on the popular children's storybook, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber, Lyle the Crocodile is the story of a friendly crocodile who turns up in a bathtub in a 1950s New York City apartment. Lyle is adopted by the Primm family, and his energy and good cheer makes him beloved by everyone-or almost everyone. Can Lyle's lovable personality win over even Mr. Grumps?
  • Friday, Jul 08 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 09 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Fyütch Dance Party with Fyütch
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Fyütch Dance Party with Fyütch

Fyütch is a music and social justice artist who combines hip-hop and visual storytelling to educate, entertain, and empower the next generation with songs about fatherhood, spirituality, love and positivity. His live shows are filled with spirited songs that celebrate community, Black history and culture through a blend of hip-hop, soul, R&B, pop, and reggae.
  • Tuesday, Jul 12 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Freddy Fossil's DINO Show!
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Freddy Fossil's DINO Show!

Freddy Fossil’s DINO Show! brings its own unique brand of “pre-hysterical” puppetry to the stage in this new show. Filled with large dinosaur puppets and an animated performance by dino ambassador Freddy Fossil, the show features audience participation as it highlights dinosaur facts and shows kids why it “stinks to be extinct.”
  • Wednesday, Jul 13 | 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, Jul 14 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Furia Flamenca Dance Company Flamenco: A Trip to Spain
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Furia Flamenca Dance Company Flamenco: A Trip to Spain

Get ready to experience the thrill of flamenco! Furia Flamenca brings the ferocity and passion of flamenco to the stage and transports audiences to southern Spain in technically refined, emotionally explosive, and dynamically choreographed dancing, combining Romani traditions with modern flamenco in a dazzling display of footwork sure to wow the audience.
  • Friday, Jul 15 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Rissi Palmer Best Day Ever
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Rissi Palmer Best Day Ever

Rissi Palmer brings her distinctive blend of country and R&B to children’s music, with songs that give families a healthy serving of “comfort food” music for the soul. Audiences are invited to sing and dance along with Palmer’s songs written from the perspective of a child.
  • Saturday, Jul 16 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Wendy and DB Into the Little Blue House Live
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Wendy and DB Into the Little Blue House Live

Get ready to dance, jump, and explore with Wendy and DB as they share their educational and innovative songs. This performance features music from their newest album, Into the Little Blue House, which examines the childhood experience in an authentic blues style while encouraging inclusion, diversity, love, and kindness.
  • Tuesday, Jul 19 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Soul In Motion Drum Call
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Soul In Motion Drum Call

Get ready to experience the sounds of djembes, shekeres, panderos, cowbells, and more while enjoying the energetic choreography inspired by cultural traditions from Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Brazil, and Cuba. Drum Call presents a dancing and hand clapping good time while exploring the original line of musical communication–the drum.
  • Wednesday, Jul 20 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Flor Bromley Fiesta Global
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Flor Bromley Fiesta Global

Join powerhouse Peruvian entertainer Flor Bromley and her friends as she takes audiences on a worldwide musical party, exploring Peruvian Marinera, Brazilian batacuda, Colombian cumbia, and more! Singing in English, Spanish, and Quechua, Bromley encourages children to join in the fun as they travel to countries where rhythms were born.
  • Thursday, Jul 21 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Vital Theatre Company Owen and Mzee The Musical
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Vital Theatre Company Owen and Mzee The Musical

A musical retelling of the inspiring true story of two great friends—a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-year-old giant tortoise named Mzee. When Owen was stranded after a tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. To everyone's amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. The true-life story is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that try to pull us apart.
  • Friday, Jul 22 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 23 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Aaron Nigel Smith & Red Yarn Smith & Yarn
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Aaron Nigel Smith & Red Yarn Smith & Yarn

Longtime friends and children’s artists Aaron Nigel Smith & Red Yarn mix their signature styles of reggae, funk, folk, country, and roots rock into a unique blend of sounds and cultural traditions. Their lyrics celebrate unity, activism, and friendship with a warm and inviting ease. Expect a jubilant, engaging show as these seasoned performers and old friends bring their new rootsy reggae sound to life!
  • Tuesday, Jul 26 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Megan Schoenbohm
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Megan Schoenbohm

Signature songs like “You Are Enough” exemplify the positive, life-affirming message that singer/songwriter Megan Schoenbohm brings through in her music that she likens to “a musical hug sending messages of kindness and hope.” Join Schoenbohm and her guitar for a free-spirited musical performance celebrating diversity and compassion.
  • Wednesday, Jul 27 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods The Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance Stepping in the Woods: Celebrating Irish Dance
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods The Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance Stepping in the Woods: Celebrating Irish Dance

Enjoy the sounds and beauty of the Emerald Isle! Dressed in beautifully ornate Irish costumes, this large group of young dancers puts on a breathtaking display of rapid-fire footwork performed in perfect unison, accompanied by the energetic rhythms of Celtic music that will have your whole family tapping along.
  • Thursday, Jul 28 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Maryland Youth Ballet Hansel & Gretel
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Maryland Youth Ballet Hansel & Gretel

Two candy-loving siblings are tricked by a witch and held captive in the enchanted forest. How will they ever escape the witch’s evil clutches? Cheer on Hansel and Gretel as they use their smarts to break free and save their forest friends in this special performance by the Maryland Youth Ballet.
  • Friday, Jul 29 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 30 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Broken Box Mime Theater Destination: Everywhere
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Broken Box Mime Theater Destination: Everywhere

Set to contemporary music and led by a speaking emcee, Broken Box Mime Theater invites audience members to join the mimes on a playful, boisterous adventure to invisible worlds. Broken Box Mime Theater activates imaginations with physical storytelling that breaks language barriers.
  • Tuesday, Aug 02 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods 123 Andrés Actívate
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods 123 Andrés Actívate

123 Andrés, Latin Grammy winners and Washington, D.C. favorites, present a fun mix of Spanish and English songs. This special show is packed with música, energía, familia, y comunidad (music, energy, family, and community) and encourages children and adults alike to dance and sing along.
  • Wednesday, Aug 03 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Bee Parks and the Hornets
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Bee Parks and the Hornets

An indie pop-rock band for all insects and ages, Bee Parks and the Hornets combine rockin’ music, puppetry, and audience participation to inspire young people to get up and move. With songs that promote kindness, equality, and dancing your heart out, Bee Parks and the Hornets take audiences on a musical adventure that will open up their spirits and imaginations.
  • Thursday, Aug 04 | 10:30 AM
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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods The Amazing Max Live with Max Darwin
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods The Amazing Max Live with Max Darwin

More than a magic show, the Amazing Max conjures masterful illusions and performs daring feats that thrill and delight audiences and challenge the limits of their imaginations. Max Darwin crafts a custom experience through audience participation that young ones will carry with them long after the show ends.
  • Friday, Aug 05 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Aug 06 | 10:30 AM
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