Summer


Take a Walk with Wolf Trap!
Aug 15, 2016

Take a Walk with Wolf Trap!

Summer nights at Wolf Trap are filled with music, picnics, and—for a growing number of people—nature! Beyond the Filene Center stage lie 117 acres of National Park land just waiting to be explored. During the summer concert season, National Park Service Rangers and Volunteers lead tours before all Thursday and Friday night performances. The tours take visitors to four of Wolf Trap’s gardens and give...

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#FindWolfTrap Social Scavenger Hunt
Aug 12, 2016

#FindWolfTrap Social Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, Wolf Trap is calling on you to #FindYourPark! And to give you a little extra incentive to explore the 100+ acres of parkland beyond the Filene Center gates, we’re giving away memberships and hiding fun prizes – including adorable stuffed Wolfies – at select locations throughout the Park. Here’s how to play: From August 13-27, use the Park...

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Bringing the ’90s Back
Aug 09, 2016

Bringing the ’90s Back

Ready to feel nostalgic? Wolf Trap has a few shows coming up that will transport you back to the 1990s and early 2000s on a hit-filled trip down memory lane. Here are a few relics from the past to help you relive the new millennium all over again....

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A SUPER Story
Aug 01, 2016

A SUPER Story

Earlier this spring I heard that Wolf Trap Opera was in need of additional supernumeraries for one of my favorite operas, Puccini’s masterful La bohème. After working for nearly 30 years in opera, I thought I would try my luck on stage. A “Super” is a non-singing role that appears in crowd scenes to emphasize the director’s vision and intensify large scenes. In this production...

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Dolly Parton
Jul 15, 2016

Share Your Park

The National Park Service has been called America’s Best Idea — an idea, realized across more than 400 National Park sites, to preserve our places, spaces, and cultural heritage not just for a few, but for everyone. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is more than a concert venue: it’s a statement that we, as a nation, treasure the arts as much as...

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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and Lord Huron with Oh Pep! on June 7, 2016
Jul 15, 2016

#LovetheLawn 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 pm Eastern Time (“ET”) on Friday, July 15, 2016 and ends at 11:59 am ET  on Friday, July 22, 2016. (“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 18 years...

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Q&A: Hee Seo, Juliet of American Ballet Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet
Jul 01, 2016

Q&A: Hee Seo, Juliet of American Ballet Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet

Experience an unforgettable evening with the American Ballet Theatre as their iconic dancers perform the timeless classic, Romeo and Juliet, July 14-16. Reserve your seats today. When American Ballet Theatre returns to Wolf Trap this July it does so with Kenneth MacMillan’s ravishing production of Shakespeare’s enduring tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. The run stars 3 of today’s most compelling, and in-demand, Juliets – Hee Seo, Misty Copeland, and...

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Q&A: Eric Stevens, Head of Live Entertainment at DreamWorks Animation
Jun 28, 2016

Q&A: Eric Stevens, Head of Live Entertainment at DreamWorks Animation

On Thursday, June 30 come experience thrilling music from Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, and more, as DreamWorks Animation’s greatest stories and beloved characters inspire and delight audiences of all ages. To hear more about this world premiere performance, we talked to Eric Stevens, head of live entertainment at DreamWorks Animation: Q: Film shows with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) are always a...

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The Firebird: Director’s Note
Jun 20, 2016

The Firebird: Director’s Note

From the studio in South Africa to the Wolf Trap stage, the Firebird spreads its wings and flies…with the help of multi-talented dancers/puppeteers who bring the giant puppets to life. The team that created the puppets for Broadway’s War Horse have worked for months to craft the creatures for The Firebird with the goal of giving life and intention to the puppets through dance. Take...

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A Note From the Host
May 27, 2016

A Note From the Host

Thank you for wending your way out to Wolf Trap for the show. I got here hours ago, driven from a nearby hotel by a Park Service employee and dropped at the stage door, and so can only imagine your trip in from Maryland or Lord knows where, the traffic you must’ve encountered and the crush of traffic you will encounter as you leave, which...

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