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The Art of a Perfect Picnic
Jul 18, 2017

The Art of a Perfect Picnic

Putting together a pre-show picnic can be half the fun of attending a show at Wolf Trap – just look at some of the spreads our fans have put together! There is no wrong way to pack a picnic, from the quick grab-and-go section at the grocery store, to meticulously planning a menu that goes with the theme of the show – our patrons have...

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Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier shares Wolf Trap techniques 
with Ms. Kumar and her class.
Jul 17, 2017

Wolf trap Teaching Artists: Bringing the Arts into the Classroom

Some songs stay with you all your life. They may be simple, but they are unforgettable. Paige Hernandez starts singing one she learned more than 30 years ago, when she was a 4-year-old in a Baltimore Head Start classroom: “Friends, friends, 1, 2, 3 All my friends are here with me…” It’s a catchy tune, designed to put children at ease and get them in...

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Pack Your Perfect Wolf Trap Picnic
Jul 10, 2017

Pack Your Perfect Wolf Trap Picnic

The picnics dotted on the lawn are just as unique as the summer lineup, and at Wolf Trap, you can BYOP: bring your own picnic! You read that right. You’re invited to bring your own food and drinks in for free. Take part in the tradition, and create a picnic perfect for an evening under the stars. Need suggestions? From date night to a night...

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Ingredients for a Unique Tosca
Jul 06, 2017

Ingredients for a Unique Tosca

On any given night at the Filene Center, you can catch amazing artists on stage, ranging in genres from classic rock and pop to comedy and dance.  And on one special evening every summer, audiences are treated to a magical performance by Wolf Trap Opera (WTO), designed and staged specifically for the Filene Center stage. This year’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca takes place on Friday, July 14...

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Contest Rules: Mamma Mia! Giveaway
Jul 05, 2017

Contest Rules: Mamma Mia! Giveaway

Contest Rules: SPONSOR. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (“Foundation” or “Sponsor”), 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. TERM. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (“ET”) on Wednesday, July 5th and ends at 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, July 9th, 2017. (“Sweepstakes Period”) ELIGIBILITY. Wolf Trap Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who are...

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Electric Art: How Wolf Trap’s In-House Creative is Lighting Up Its Summer Season
Jul 03, 2017

Electric Art: How Wolf Trap’s In-House Creative is Lighting Up Its Summer Season

Have you noticed the new Wolf Trap artwork around the DC metro area this summer? It’s hard to miss the vibrant neon logo and bright color palette. We sat down with Wolf Trap’s Art Director, Sara Shaffer to get the scoop on how her in-house Creative team develops seasonal artwork that is fresh, eye-catching, and reflective of the energy of the artists who perform at...

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Students from Woodrow Wilson High School shared the stage with local artists like Sylver Logan Sharp (left)*
Jun 28, 2017

From the Classroom to the Stage: Wolf Trap Honors and Elevates High School Teachers through Transformative Grants

It’s the beginning of the summer here at Wolf Trap, which means ushering in another season full of fantastic performances, both at the Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods. And while the halls at Wolf Trap are buzzing with excitement about providing the community with a summer full of opportunities to enjoy the arts, Wolf Trap’s education programs continue to focus on fostering unique arts education...

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Mindful Meals: Wolf Trap’s Revamped Concessions Menu features fresh, local products and plenty of gluten-free and vegan options
Jun 16, 2017

Mindful Meals: Wolf Trap’s Revamped Concessions Menu features fresh, local products and plenty of gluten-free and vegan options

Go behind-the-scenes with Wolf Trap’s Director of Food & Beverage, TJ Pluck, who has revamped the Filene Center Concessions menu to focus on locally sourced products, custom brews, and quality ingredients that will make your next trip to Wolf Trap memorable. How do you go about putting together the Concessions menu? We’re always looking at food trends and listening to what fans say they want....

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Music of the Movies
Jun 09, 2017

Music of the Movies

There’s something magical about the combination of song and cinema—music draws the audience in, heightens the drama, and stays with us long after the end credits roll. This summer experience some of the most memorable scores of all-time live at Wolf Trap. Grab your blanket, pack the popcorn, and get ready for your favorite movies (and movie-inspired productions) under the stars. Disney’s The Little Mermaid...

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Contest Rules: The Little Mermaid
Jun 05, 2017

Contest Rules: The Little Mermaid

Contest Rules: SPONSOR. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (“Foundation” or “Sponsor”), 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. TERM. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (“ET”) on Sunday, June 11, 2017 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on Friday, June 23, 2017. (“Sweepstakes Period”) ELIGIBILITY. Wolf Trap Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who...

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Wolf Trap: Make It Your Own
Jun 01, 2017

Wolf Trap: Make It Your Own

Wolf Trap is different. You can feel it the moment you step out of your car and the cares of the day start drifting away. Less than four miles from the Beltway, the Park is a world apart. Wolf Trap’s Filene Center is where some of today’s most exciting artists entertain their fans under the stars at the country’s only National Park for the Performing...

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Listen, Wilhelmina!
May 31, 2017

Listen, Wilhelmina!

“We’ll Listen!” There was much to listen to last week as Wolf Trap welcomed more than 2,000 little ones to Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods for the world premiere performance of Listen, Wilhelmina! – a brand new mini musical commissioned by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. The private performances were part of the Foundation’s annual Field Trip program, which welcomes classrooms participating in the Wolf Trap...

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