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Behind the Counter: Concessions 2024
Jul 05, 2024

Behind the Counter: Concessions 2024

Summer performances at Wolf Trap are truly feasts for the senses with the soaring chords of world-class musicians, stunning colors of vivid sunsets, and warm summer breezes. Wolf Trap’s Food & Beverage team has leveled up the treats for your night out with a new Concessions menu at the Filene Center. A Symphony of Culinary Delights This summer, Wolf Trap’s culinary offerings are set to...

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Making Magic with The Amazing Max
Jul 03, 2024

Making Magic with The Amazing Max

The Amazing Max Makes His Return to Wolf Trap─This Time as a Performer At Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, it’s not unusual to see multiple generations of families return year after year for performances, but it’s not often that one of Wolf Trap’s audience members makes his grand return to Theatre-in-the-Woods as a performer on stage. This summer, Washington, DC native, Max Darwin, AKA “The Amazing...

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Travel Around the World at Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods
Jun 28, 2024

Travel Around the World at Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

Diverse Dance Performances Provide a Window Into Other Cultures This season, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods will transport audiences around the world with an exciting lineup of dance performances that feature European, Asian, and Native American cultures. Whether it’s delighting in the colorful, playful Chinese lions of “Choy Wun” or marveling at the beautiful costumes and intricate hand movements showcased in “Mayur Dance,” families won’t have to travel...

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Tiny Desk, Big Voices
Jun 28, 2024

Tiny Desk, Big Voices

Wolf Trap’s 2024 lineup has it all, from up-and-coming country singers and psychedelic soul artists to rock icons and famous R&B stars. Many of this summer’s artists graced the stage of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts before making their way over to the Filene Center. Check out just a few of the virtual concerts from these talented stars before seeing them live at Wolf Trap!...

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Joanie Leeds Champions Children’s Literature in “FREADOM”
Jun 27, 2024

Joanie Leeds Champions Children’s Literature in “FREADOM”

Grammy-Winning Children’s Artist Returns to Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods Sun. July 7 Beloved children’s music artist Joanie Leeds loves using music as a platform to address contemporary issues in a way that is accessible for children. Her last album, “All the Ladies,” celebrating female changemakers, won a Grammy for its positive, life-affirming messages for children. Her new album, “FREADOM,” creatively addresses the issue of banned children’s picture...

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Noteworthy Reads by Summer 2024 Artists 
Jun 20, 2024

Noteworthy Reads by Summer 2024 Artists 

Wolf Trap is proud to welcome dozens of talented artists to the Filene Center this summer, and their accomplishments span far beyond the stage. Many of these impressive stars have even become storytellers of the page. Check out a few of the new and upcoming book releases from some of your favorite performers in this season’s lineup. Grab one now and get reading!  John StamosIf...

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Know Before You Go: Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods
Jun 14, 2024

Know Before You Go: Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

For many families in the greater Washington, DC area, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts has become a summer tradition. But even the most seasoned Children’s Theatre-goers can use a few reminders to make their Children’s Theatre experience the best it can be. Here are some tips to know before you go: Pack the essentials Although the Children’s Theatre stage...

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Wolf Trap Teaching Artists Salute the Teachers Who Inspired Them
Jun 11, 2024

Wolf Trap Teaching Artists Salute the Teachers Who Inspired Them

Wolf Trap asked its teaching artists to reflect upon educators who made a difference in their lives, inspired their love of the arts, and helped shape the direction of their careers. Here’s what they shared: Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Ambo Tazanu shares how her high school drama teacher encouraged her to pursue theater, and consider a professional career in the performing arts. Teachers build connections...

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“Hip Hop Harmony,” A Lesson in Adapting Musical Experiences for Young Children
Jun 11, 2024

“Hip Hop Harmony,” A Lesson in Adapting Musical Experiences for Young Children

Children’s Performer Fyütch Reflects on His Experience Developing a New Commission for Wolf Trap This spring, Wolf Trap tapped Grammy-nominated children’s performer and social justice artist Harold “Fyütch” Simmons to create an original commission for Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Collaborating with Wolf Trap’s education team, Fyütch developed a 45-minute performance work titled “Hip Hop Harmony” that included three new compositions that he...

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Using Music to Boost Engagement
Jun 11, 2024

Using Music to Boost Engagement

Singing, dancing, dramatic play, and puppetry can help children develop foundational skills in math, science, and literacy. Musical experiences, in particular, have been shown to boost brain development in children in the areas of language and reading skills, increasing their overall literacy, according to a 2016 study at the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute.1 Introducing instruments, songs, and chants into daily activities...

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What Keeps Great Artists Coming Back to Wolf Trap?
Jun 07, 2024

What Keeps Great Artists Coming Back to Wolf Trap?

From recent returnee John Legend to seasoned entertainer Lyle Lovett, lots of artists travel back to the Filene Center to perform shows every year. While Wolf Trap holds memories for countless fans, it’s also a special place for many artists. Find out what keeps such fantastic performers returning year after year. Returning Favorites There’s a good reason why you’ll see artists popping up on Wolf...

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