Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods 2012 Season Announced

Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods 2012 season is now on-sale featuring a diverse array of performance genres including kindie rock, Latin, Afro-Caribbean, country, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and pop-rock, as well as Irish dance, ballet, puppetry, and musical theatre.

Thirteen new artists will grace the outdoor stage nestled in the woods behind the Filene Center. Debuts include (but are not limited to) Justin Roberts, The Jimmies, ELIZABETH MITCHELL, Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, Aaron Nigel Smith, German puppeteer Matthias Kuchta, jazz group Coal Train Railroad, and the drama ensemble Pushcart Players. Three audience favorites will also return this year: the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance, DinoRock, and pop-rock singer Robbie Schaefer, the guitarist for the popular Virginia-based pop band Eddie from Ohio and host of Sirus XM Radio's Kids Place Live.

Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods 2012 season will run from June 26 through August 11. New this year, Theatre-in-the-Woods will feature one performance per day, Tuesdays – Saturdays at a new time of 10:30 am. This new structure is designed to provide children, families, and groups more time before and after the performance to enjoy the activities within the National Park as well as to meet and greet many of the performing artists.

"We are extremely pleased to offer such a diverse array of shows this year for young audiences. Our goal this season is to present performances that mirror the diverse programming of the Filene Center and The Barns at Wolf Trap," said Erin Perry, Assistant Director, Education Outreach at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. "Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods' beautiful, natural setting is the perfect venue for children to enjoy the performing arts. Our theatre may be the first place children see a play, rock concert, ballet, or puppet show, so we strive to provide an inspiring, creative, dynamic, high-quality experience. We are truly cultivating the next generation of performing arts supporters and participants."

Performances are recommended for children 4 and up. Ticket prices range from $8 to $10 and children under two are free. Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods is located within America's only National Park for the Performing Arts behind the Filene Center. Theatre-in-the-Woods Patrons are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the show as well as take part in National Park Service Programs. For more information on the National Park Service, contact 703-255-1800.

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