Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods 2015 Season Begins June 23

Children's Theatre-In-The-Woods

Take part in a Washington area summer tradition at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts June 23-August 8

Vienna, Va. (June 16, 2015) — 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 2015 Season on Tuesday, June 23 with two-time Grammy nominees The Pop Ups. The Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods season runs until August 8, and features 32 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 two performances by The Pop Ups (June 23 and 24), the National Symphony Orchestra with its NSO Teddy Bear Concerts: Violins, and Trombones, and Bears, Oh My! (June 25), and a double dose of one of the country’s top Kindie bands, Recess Monkey (June 26 and 27).

Twelve artists make their Wolf Trap debuts during the 2015 Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods season, including: award winning Washington, D.C.-area band, the grandsons, Jr. (July 1 and 2); the teenage rock ’n’ roll trio that brings you custom metal sounds with a positive message, Unlocking The Truth (July 9); Latin Grammy nominee, Mister G (July 15 and 16); D.C.’s premier African dance company, KanKouran West African Dance Company (August 4); and musical group Mil’s Trills, (August 6 and 7) as featured on First Lady Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthy America and Hip Hop Public Health’s children’s album.

Returning acts this year include the award-winning theatre troupe Hudson Vagabond Puppets (July 17 and 18); the talented young dance ensemble of Natyabhoomi School of Indian Dance (July 30); and “the crowned prince of contemporary kids’ music” (People), Grammy winner Dan Zanes (August 8).

Nestled in Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods welcomes guests Tuesday through Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m.,
June 23 through August 8. Tickets are $8 or $10, and children under two enter free of charge. Tickets may be purchased online at WolfTrap.org/woods, by phone at 877.WOLFTRAP, in-person at the Filene Center Box Office, or at the kiosk located in the meadow prior to entering the theatre, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA. Patrons are invited to pack a picnic to enjoy in the park, but no food or drink is allowed in the theatre. For directions, please visit wolftrap.org/directions.   


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 2015 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