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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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Welcoming Kids to Wolf Trap: Tips for Bringing Young Fans to a Show
May 23, 2017

Welcoming Kids to Wolf Trap: Tips for Bringing Young Fans to a Show

Nothing beats the thrill of a young person experiencing a show, especially for the first time. Wolf Trap is made for families, and unlike some venues which have age restrictions, Wolf Trap welcomes children of all ages, so long as the child has a ticket. Here are some tips that will help make your child’s concert experience unforgettable.   Choose wisely: Pick the “right” show...

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Tips for First-Timers
May 18, 2017

Tips for First-Timers

There’s a first time for everything – including your first Wolf Trap show! Here are some tips that will have first-timers navigating the Filene Center like a pro: Wolf Trap is: The only National Park for the Performing Arts The Washington area’s favorite outdoor music destination Committed to creating excellent experiences for a diversity of arts fans Your home for some of the top names...

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D’Ana Lombard as Mimì and Yongzhao Yu as Rodolfo in La bohème, 2016
May 09, 2017

Wolf Trap Opera: Tomorrow’s Singers Today

Great artists don’t just happen overnight. Every person you see on the Filene Center stage worked for years to get there. Rock bands “pay their dues,” racking up untold hours of practice and playing strings of tiny clubs on their way up. In the world of opera, it’s called “getting an education,” which goes way past college. For any student dreaming of earning a place...

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Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier shares Wolf Trap techniques 
with Ms. Kumar and her class.
May 09, 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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What’s New at Wolf Trap
May 08, 2017

What’s New at Wolf Trap

There’s always something new at Wolf Trap Wolf Trap offers patrons a plethora of experiences and performances each and every summer. You can take your pick from classical concerts, rock, dance, theater, and more. Enjoy picnics, hikes, and pre-performance discussions. Get up close to the artists in the Pavilion or stretch out on the lawn — the Wolf Trap experience is what you make it!...

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Wolf Trap Opera: The Next Big Thing Is Small
Apr 19, 2017

Wolf Trap Opera: The Next Big Thing Is Small

When Wolf Trap Opera’s Kim Witman appeared recently on an episode of the Opera Box Score podcast, she was asked to gaze into her crystal ball and envision the future of opera. “The next big thing is small,” she said. “We’re beginning to see opera companies with very large venues, who do a lot of grand opera, begin to create spin-off operations in smaller venues,...

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How To Guarantee Your Wolf Trap Tickets
Mar 15, 2017

How To Guarantee Your Wolf Trap Tickets

As soon as summer shows are announced, tens of thousands of fans line up for tickets to see their favorite artists. But, every year, we hear from fans who are disappointed that their favorite show is sold out, or confused because a show they thought was sold out is being touted online in ads. The PROBLEM: Scalpers and third-party resellers whose sole motivation is to...

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March 19, 2016, On Sale, S1
Mar 14, 2017

Live and In-Person

The Filene Center Box Office officially opens for summer on Saturday, March 18 at 10 am. Why should you make the trip to the Box Office this weekend? It’s all about the experience! Fans come from miles around to line up and score the best possible seats for their favorite shows. The day kicks off at 10am, when Bernie (Wolf Trap’s Director of Ticket Services) opens the...

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10 Ways to Prep for Summer 2017
Mar 06, 2017

10 Ways to Prep for Summer 2017

With the first set of Summer 2017 shows on sale to the public on Saturday, March 18, here are some tips and tricks to help make sure you see all the shows you want this summer! Save Those Dates: Now is the time to start coordinating calendars so that you’re in town and available for those must-see shows. Get your friends together and block off...

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The Second City: Comedic Launching Pad
Mar 06, 2017

The Second City: Comedic Launching Pad

Chicago’s legendary improv troupe, The Second City, has been a breeding ground for rising talent since it opened its doors in 1959. Today, with 11 full-time touring ensembles and two theatres in Chicago and Toronto, Second City brings laughs to fans all over the country. With Second City coming to Wolf Trap later this month, we wanted to take a look at a few of...

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Wolf Trap = Matchmaker
Feb 09, 2017

Wolf Trap = Matchmaker

Music isn’t the only thing in the air at Wolf Trap! Quite a large number of members, staff, and patrons have found love here. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite stories: Ann Stewart, Wolf Trap Patron I was flying out from Seattle with my best friend and staying at a relative’s house. He decided that we should be a four-some at Wolf Trap and...

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