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Breaking Stereotypes (Soundlessly) Through Mime
Aug 01, 2022

Breaking Stereotypes (Soundlessly) Through Mime

The company members of Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) want to set something straight. No, there will not be any mimes attempting to escape from invisible boxes at their performance at Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods on Tuesday, Aug. 2. In fact, the company members of Broken Box want audience members to suspend any misconceptions they might have about mime, and prepare themselves for a different...

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Making Magic with The Amazing Max
Jul 28, 2022

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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Fyütch: Spreading Positivity and Teachable Lessons for Humanity Through Music
Jul 11, 2022

Fyütch: Spreading Positivity and Teachable Lessons for Humanity Through Music

Blink twice, and you might miss Fyütch. A father, an educator, and GRAMMY-nominated artist,  Fyütch, born Harold Simmons II, hasn’t stopped moving since he began public speaking at the age of seven─a talent that would win him a city-wide speech contest and lead him to speak at the U.S. Capitol. Often using his daughter as a source of inspiration (and frequent collaborator), Fyütch uses Hip-Hop,...

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The Man Behind The Music: A.R. Rahman
Jul 07, 2022

The Man Behind The Music: A.R. Rahman

This year, Wolf Trap is excited to welcome back one of the most prolific and accomplished film composers in the world today: A.R. Rahman. You might have heard his music in any number of Hollywood movies including Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours—not to mention his large body of work in Indian cinema. Ahead of his performance at the Filene Center on Saturday, August 13, here’s...

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La Traviata: A Beloved Music Masterpiece for Pop Culture
Jul 05, 2022

La Traviata: A Beloved Music Masterpiece for Pop Culture

Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular and beloved operas of all time. Since premiering in 1853, it has captured hearts with its gorgeous score and timeless story. La Traviata not only caught the public’s attention, but this masterpiece inspired generations of artists to create popular movies, literature, and more. In fact, if you enjoy Pretty Woman or Moulin Rouge, you’re going to...

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Rissi Palmer Brings Southern Soul to Family Music
Jul 01, 2022

Rissi Palmer Brings Southern Soul to Family Music

Singer/songwriter Rissi Palmer’s career has spanned various genres and audiences. An artist who feels equally at home in country, R&B, popular music, and more, Palmer brings her influences together to create what she calls “Southern Soul,” a spirit that encompasses not only her adult career, but also her foray into family music. Palmer will make her debut on the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Wood stage Saturday, July 16....

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A Better Backstage
Jun 30, 2022

A Better Backstage

On July 1, 1971, the stunning 7,028-seat Filene Center opened to great fanfare. Built of Douglas Fir and Southern Yellow Pine, the venue was designed to be in harmony with nature, and to serve the performers of the time. After the original was lost to fire on April 4, 1982, it was rebuilt in the same location. The building was enormous and packed with amenities,...

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Marsha and the Positrons Put a Fun Twist on Science Learning Through Kindie Music
Jun 24, 2022

Marsha and the Positrons Put a Fun Twist on Science Learning Through Kindie Music

If it’s true that you should write what you know, then Marsha and the Positrons know A LOT about science. But they also have a knack for turning what could be staid lessons about science into fun, catchy tunes that both children and their parents can enjoy together—and if they learn something while they’re at it, then Marsha and the Positrons have accomplished something really...

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Catching Up With Josh Lovelace on Fatherhood, Music, and Happiness
Jun 16, 2022

Catching Up With Josh Lovelace on Fatherhood, Music, and Happiness

Singer/Songwriter and musician Josh Lovelace was set to debut on Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods stage in summer of 2020, but the pandemic had other plans. Two years later, he will finally get to make that debut, as he kicks off Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods 2022 summer season on June 21. Lovelace was first introduced to music lovers as keyboardist for Grammy-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE. He...

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Jennifer Hudson; NSO; National Symphony Orchestra; September 5, 2019
Jun 06, 2022

Where You’ve Seen Them Before: Wolf Trap Summer 2022

Wolf Trap’s summer season features talented artists that excel in all arenas: be it the concert stage, the theater, or the screen. Here are some musicians that you’ve likely seen before, making their mark in more ways than one. Fantasia You probably first heard Fantasia’s fantastic vocals on American Idol, where she rose to fame as the winner of the show’s third season. After releasing...

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