Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods
Summer 2018


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2018 schedule

Spring Bees
Spring Bees

With songs about caring for pets and teaching unconditional love, Spring Bees explores important milestones in children’s lives with an indie rock spirit.
  • Thursday, Jun 21 | 10:30 AM
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David Engel
Willy Wonka's "Wonder Show!"
David Engel
Willy Wonka's "Wonder Show!"

Mr. Wonka will lead you through eccentric challenges, fun-loving mayhem, and a world of pure imagination! Come to experience real magic, original music, bubble-play, and eye-popping puppetry.
  • Friday, Jun 22 | 10:30 AM
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David Engel
Wizard Academy!
David Engel
Wizard Academy!

Presto hilarioso! Take a trip to the Hogwarts Academy, where children will learn the secrets of their innermost powers, and live a mystical day-in-the-life of a Wizard in Training!
  • Saturday, Jun 23 | 10:30 AM
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The Happy Racers
The Happy Racers

Highly alternative and imaginative music for kids (and parents too)!
  • Tuesday, Jun 26 | 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, Jun 27 | 10:30 AM
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Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

Multi-award-winning children's artist, Lucy Kalantari, brings delightful jazz age inspired music everyone can enjoy! Kids and families will love the interactive jazz-scat-along play, while singing about the simple joys and delights of life.
  • Thursday, Jun 28 | 10:30 AM
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Vital Theatre Company
The Wizard of Oz
Vital Theatre Company
The Wizard of Oz

Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through a reimagined world of Oz!
  • Friday, Jun 29 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jun 30 | 10:30 AM
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Page Turner Adventures
The Great Pizza Contest
Page Turner Adventures
The Great Pizza Contest

Who makes the best pizza? Vincent Van Dough or Leonardo Di Munchi? Join the town of Mozzarella and Mayor Ann Chovi for The Great Pizza Contest, and figure it out once and for all!
  • Tuesday, Jul 03 | 10:30 AM
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Sugar Free Allstars
Family Funk Super Duo
Sugar Free Allstars
Family Funk Super Duo

With elements of soul, rhythm & blues, disco, gospel, and New Orleans street parade music, Sugar Free Allstars provide a high-energy rock, dance-until-you-drop party for all ages!
  • Thursday, Jul 05 | 10:30 AM
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The Pop Ups
Great Pretenders Club LIVE
The Pop Ups
Great Pretenders Club LIVE

Described as “Flaming Lips for kids” (NPR), The Pop Ups will be sure to bring the house down with their rock ‘n’ roll puppet musical.
  • Friday, Jul 06 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 07 | 10:30 AM
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Soul in Motion
Back to the Root
Soul in Motion
Back to the Root

Experience the rich culture of West Africa with this treasured DC dance company. Combining colorful costumes, spirited movements, and the energetic drumming rhythms, this expert ensemble delivers an exciting performance that inspires all ages.
  • Tuesday, Jul 10 | 10:30 AM
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Story Pirates
Greatest Hits Show
Story Pirates
Greatest Hits Show

The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors. They don’t steal gold, they collect stories and perform them live! And now, they’re searching for a different kind of treasure: kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories.
  • Wednesday, Jul 11 | 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, Jul 12 | 10:30 AM
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FLY Dance Company
Music From The Heart
FLY Dance Company
Music From The Heart

Come groove 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.
  • Friday, Jul 13 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 14 | 10:30 AM
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Dr. T-Rex
The Dinosaur Diary of Dr. T-Rex
Dr. T-Rex
The Dinosaur Diary of Dr. T-Rex

Join Dr. T-Rex and his six life-size dino puppets for a one-of-a-kind, hilarious show jam-packed with unexpected surprises and amazing information, and of course, some prehistoric mischief and mayhem!
  • Tuesday, Jul 17 | 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, Jul 18 | 10:30 AM
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Alphabet Rockers
Rise Shine #Woke
Alphabet Rockers
Rise Shine #Woke

2018 Grammy-nominated Alphabet Rockers present Rise Shine #Woke, an interactive hip-hop theater concert for young audiences about complex but important issues like race, social justice, and solidarity.
  • Thursday, Jul 19 | 10:30 AM
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Listen, Wilhelmina!
A Mini Musical by David Hanlon & Kathleen Kelly
Commissioned by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Listen, Wilhelmina!
A Mini Musical by David Hanlon & Kathleen Kelly
Commissioned by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

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.
  • Friday, Jul 20 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 21 | 10:30 AM
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Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band
Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band

Grammy winner and longtime They Might Be Giants bassist Danny Weinkauf brings his family-friendly Red Pants Band to Wolf Trap! The Red Pants Band offers up fun, clever, and energetic songs that will inspire the whole family to dance and sing along.
  • Tuesday, Jul 24 | 10:30 AM
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Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers
Everybody Loves Pirates
Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers
Everybody Loves Pirates

Eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy friend Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way! Help these ocean-dwelling puppets on their adventure!
  • Wednesday, Jul 25 | 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, Jul 26 | 10:30 AM
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Maryland Youth Ballet
Rumpelstiltskin
Maryland Youth Ballet
Rumpelstiltskin

An enchanted elf helps a miller's daughter turn straw into gold... for a price. Join Maryland Youth Ballet for this classic fairy tale adventure presented through the mesmerizing magic of dance.
  • Friday, Jul 27 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Jul 28 | 10:30 AM
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Semilla Cultural
Bomba! Afro-Puerto Rican Music & Dance
Semilla Cultural
Bomba! Afro-Puerto Rican Music & Dance

Join Semilla Cultural for traditional Bomba and Plena music, and learn the history that shaped Puerto Rico’s rich musical culture. This is sure to be a hips-moving good time!
  • Tuesday, Jul 31 | 10:30 AM
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Natyabhoomi School of Indian Dance
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.
  • Wednesday, Aug 01 | 10:30 AM
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Sonia De Los Santos
Sonia De Los Santos

Renowned Spanish singer-songwriter Sonia De Los Santos shares the music, messages, and stories from her childhood in Monterrey, Mexico, that will inspire and excite children and grown-ups of all backgrounds.
  • Thursday, Aug 02 | 10:30 AM
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Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players
Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

Your favorite band is back! Wear your PJs and join in the fun as 2018 Grammy-nominated Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players deliver a rockin’ performance of all-new music from their latest album, Lemonade (2016).
  • Friday, Aug 03 | 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, Aug 04 | 10:30 AM
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