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Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-In-The-Woods

Calendar > Summer Children’s Entertainment Series

Get ready for a summer full of puppetry, music, entertainment, storytelling, and more! Children’s Theatre-In-The-Woods, literally tucked in the woods at Wolf Trap National Park, has been a summer tradition for generations of children and families!

All shows are about an hour long and are perfect for children and adults of all ages. For more information, including recommended age ranges for each show, please click here. Check out the 2017 schedule below:

Alex & The Kaleidoscope
June 20, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Songs unfold like storybooks as Alex & the Kaleidoscope take you on an interactive musical adventure that celebrates the power of learning.

Up In Arms | Monster Intelligence
June 21, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Meet Melvin the Monster and Red the Rat as they set off on a quest to earn their license to scream. Populated by a cast of friendly, colorful monsters, and original songs, this Broadway-style musical takes you on a trip that you will never forget.

The Itty Biddies
June 22, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Pack up your imaginary suitcase and join this rocking combo on an international trip—no passport required! Featuring soaring vocals, sweet ukulele, melodic piano, and fat drums, kids and adults alike explore the rhythms of the world.

David Engel | Pirate School!
June 23, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

All aboard with Captain Billy Bones as he teaches the finer points of mischief and the qualities of being a good pirate. With a winning combination of slapstick antics, adept magic, and cartoon-like sound effects, kids get the chance to live out their sea-faring dreams.

David Engel | Jedi Training Academy!
June 24, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Learn the ways of the Jedi with Pannikin Moonjumper, a true master of intergalactic fun and adventure. Using exciting physical challenges, magical mayhem, and lightsaber lessons, this interactive stage show empowers your space warriors and princesses to discover the great Force.

Red Yarn | Born in the Deep Woods
June 27, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Enter the magical forest with Portland’s “Red-Bearded Bard” and his partner Jessie as they lead dances and songs about the animals of the woods. Blending folk and rock, Red Yarn weaves songs and puppetry into an engaging show for all ages.

123 Andrés | Family Fiesta
June 28, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here.

Experience the language, rhythms, and sounds of Latin America with Latin Grammy Award-winner 123 Andrés. Using joyful lyrics, high-energy music, and passion for cultural understanding, kids and parents sing, dance, and learn in English and Spanish.

Page Turner Adventures | The Mixed-Up Fairytale
June 29, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

A 100-year sleeping spell has been placed on Beauty, and storyologists Page Turner and Kenny need your help! Become a hero and solve this original fractured fairy tale where YOU are the main character!

Dinorock | Favorite Dinos
June 20 & July 1, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

This Grammy-nominated audience favorite returns and invites you to travel back in time to meet some of their favorite dinosaurs. In this interactive production using giant colorful puppets and original music, children learn the fascinating world of science, nature, and history.

Native Pride Dancers
July 5, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Celebrate the spirit and beauty of Native American culture as Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers perform music and movement passed down from generations. Rainbow-colored headdresses, pulsating drumming, and fancy footwork introduce the splendor and skill of Native American dance.

Enchantment Theatre Company | The Beast in the Bayou
July 6 & 7, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Reimagine the classic story of Beauty and the Beast with Enchantment Theatre Company’s The Beast in the Bayou. Set in Louisiana with the flavor of an American folk tale, this story transports you to a magical world of herons, turtles, alligators, and a mysterious Beast that brings this beloved tale to life in a magical way!

Silk Road Dance Company | Shahnameh: Adventures from the Persian Book of Kings
July 8, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

A magical bird, an evil dragon, a clever princess, and a valiant hero bring to life the Shahnameh, an ancient masterpiece written over a thousand years ago. With vivid choreography and ornate costumes, Silk Road Dance Company presents a fantastical tale from ancient Persia.

The Whizpops! | Changers for the Endangered
July 11, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Discover fascinating facts about the endangered animals of North America with this award-winning band, The Whizpops! Singing songs from their new wildlife-themed album, Ranger Rick’s Trail Mix Vol. 1 (2016), these science-based songs will entertain and inspire future conservationists and animal lovers of all ages.

FLY Dance Company | Music from the Heart
July 12 & 13, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Come pop and lock with this theatrical dance crew as they take you through the ins and outs of hip-hop music and dance. Using a blend of locking, popping, breaking, and head spinning, this performance will have you grooving from beginning to end.

Vital Theatre Company | Pinkalicious the Musical
July 14 & 15, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

This award-winning theatre group presents Pinkalicious the Musical. When Pinkalicious indulgences in pink cupcakes, she lands in the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. Find out if she can figure a way out of this pinkish predicament.

KB Whirly
July 18, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Jam with this one-man band as he stomps out rustic beats on a six-piece, foot-powered drum kit. Featuring original songs that will become instant classics, this earthy, bluesy performance displays the magic of improvisation and interactive music making.

Listen, Wilhelmina!
July 19 & 20, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Wilhelmina, Wallis, and Winston the Wombats are ready for their very first concert at Wolf Trap! The stage! The instruments! The maestro! But what is the audience supposed to do? With help from Ranger Nat, these three wombat friends learn how much fun music-making can be when they open their ears to listen. This interactive mini-musical is a perfect way to introduce children to the concert experience.

Maryland Youth Ballet | Snow White
July 21 & 22, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Follow Snow White on an adventure as she meets a forest full of friends after being banished into the woods by her jealous stepmother, the Evil Queen. Will the Queen get her way, or will Snow White be rescued by the handsome Prince Charming?

DC Casineros Dance Company | The History of Cuban Popular Dance
July 25, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Feel the sabor and energy of Cuba as this world-renowned dance company performs popular and folkloric Cuban dances. Combining fiery footwork and Afro-Cuban rhythms, DC Casineros keeps audiences energized one step at a time!

Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards
July 26 & 27, 2016, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Journey to Dixieland with Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards! Through storytelling and song, kids and their grown-ups celebrate and learn about the music and culture of New Orleans.

The Okee Dokee Brothers
July 28 & 29, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Saddle up for a horseback riding adventure with this Grammy Award-winning duo. Using nature-inspired lyrics and bluegrass melodies, kids are encouraged to have fun and explore the great outdoors!

Lard Dog & The Band of Shy | Life’s A Real Dream
August 1, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

This rockabilly “Rocky Horror Picture Show for kids” (Baristanet) is a musical extravaganza. Lard Dog & The Band of Shy invite you to their unique audio-visual universe complete with catchy songs, interactive props, and a pretzel toss! After all, LARD (Life’s A Real Dream)!

National Symphony Orchestra | Close Your Eyes, Now Open Your Ears
August 2, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

We’re mixing Mozart and Mendelssohn with meows and moos and a little bit of monkey business in this brand new show that shows just how powerful your ears can be! Join this NSO trio as they present an earful of satisfying sounds!

Soul In Motion | It’s Our Time
August 3, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Experience the rich culture of West Africa with this treasured D.C. dance company. Combining colorful costumes, spirited movements, and the energetic rhythms of drumming, this expert ensemble delivers an exciting performance that inspires all ages.

Pushcart Players | Happily Ever After … A Cinderella Tale
August 4 & 5, 2017, 10:30 am | Learn more and buy tickets here

Dreams really do come true when this Emmy-nominated group presents Happily Ever After…A Cinderella Tale. This story takes you on a sometimes happy, sometimes sad, always-compelling journey fueled by inner beauty, courage, and kindness.

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