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Holiday News of the First Set of Summer 2013 Performances at Wolf Trap's Filene Center; 29 Shows Booked and On Sale Saturday, December 8 at 10 am

All Performances take place at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182

**ALL ANNOUNCED SHOWS ON SALE DECEMBER 8; GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE**

VIENNA, Va., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the initial set of performances scheduled for its highly anticipated 2013 summer season, the first under the supervision of Arvind Manocha, Wolf Trap's new President and CEO. The shows booked to date include 21 different acts and nearly 30 individual performances from a wide array of genres and art forms, including pop, rock, R&B, classical, comedy, musical theatre, films, and more. Performances will be held at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, D.C. metro area's top choice for affordable and easily accessible outdoor entertainment.

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Summer shows at Wolf Trap make the perfect holiday gift for outdoor lovers and performing arts enthusiasts in the area, as well as for visitors and tourists. Individual and group tickets and gift certificates are now available for purchase.

Two Nights with Garrison Keillor Plus Dozens of Exhilarating Live Performances

The internationally renowned Filene Center will once again host some of the most celebrated acts in the entertainment industry. Famed radio personality Garrison Keillor returns as the season opener in two consecutive performances of A Prairie Home Companion with special guests.

Wolf Trap's summer programming will also include performances by the all-female Irish supergoup Celtic Woman; renowned comedian and actor Bill Cosby; Motown's harmonizing icons The Temptations and The Four Tops; youthful a cappella heroes Straight No Chaser; stars from the '50s and '60s in The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show; the extraordinary Aspen Santa Fe Ballet with a world premiere Wolf Trap commission; an HD showing of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, featuring an 81 piece orchestra and live choruses; and many more famed touring acts.  

Audience favorites making their way back by popular demand are Wolf Trap's 24th Annual Louisiana Swamp Romp™;  a revamped line-up of the HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2013; and the ultimate tribute band performance ABBA – The Concert.

NSO @ Wolf Trap:  Classical Masterpieces, Films, Video Games, and More!

Emil de Cou returns as Festival Conductor to lead the critically acclaimed National Symphony Orchestra in yet another exciting season at the Filene Center, its summer home. NSO @ Wolf Trap performances booked to date include Video Games Live! with cutting-edge video screen visuals and symphonic arrangements of the games' soundtracks; classic and new cartoons in Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II; and a screening of the musical comedy favorite Singin' in the Rain, all featuring scores played with vivid and powerful detail by the NSO. Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture will be performed in concert alongside Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with piano prodigy Benjamin Grosvenor.  

Stay tuned for the remaining NSO @ Wolf Trap season announcement in early spring.

Musical Theatre Favorites and a Sing-A-Long!

The magic of musical theatre will take over the Filene Center stage to dazzle audiences of all ages. Adults will reminisce with acclaimed touring productions of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story; Tony Award-winning songstress Jennifer Holliday starring in the Broadway-hit Dreamgirls; and the return of the classic rock/jukebox musical Rock of Ages. In addition, Wolf Trap will host Gilbert & Sullivan's popular comic operetta The Mikado, and the family favorite Sing-A-Long Sound of Music, featuring the re-mastered film on huge screens and a hilarious costume contest.

Wolf Trap is committed to the presentation of accessible and affordable arts experiences to the broadest possible audience. Wolf Trap offers tickets as low as $4, continues to allow patrons to bring their own food and beverages into the park, and provides metro accessibility and free parking for all shows at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

Tickets for Wolf Trap's 2013 performances can be purchased online at www.wolftrap.org, by phone at 1(877)WOLFTRAP, or at the Wolf Trap Box Office located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia. For more information, please call Wolf Trap at (703) 255-1868.

Recently Announced and On Sale Saturday, December 8 at 10 am!

  • A Prairie Home Companion
    with Garrison Keillor
    in association with Minnesota Public Radio & WAMU 88.5 FM
    Friday, May 24, 2013 at 8 pm (Live recording)
    Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 5:45 pm SHARP!
    $25 - $60

  • The Mikado
    New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
    Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 8 pm
    $12 - $50

  • Rock of Ages
    Mature Content
    Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8 pm
    $25 - $45

  • Celtic Woman
    Friday, June 14, 2013 at 8 pm
    $25 - $55

  • Bill Cosby
    Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 8 pm
    $42 in-house, $25 lawn

  • Wolf Trap's 24th Annual Louisiana Swamp Romp™
    Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 2 pm
    $25 General Admission

  • HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2013
    The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie
    Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night
    Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
    Mark Lindsay former lead singer of
    Paul Revere and The Raiders
    Gary Lewis & The Playboys
    Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 8 pm
    $42 in-house, $25 lawn

  • The Temptations
    The Four Tops
    Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 8 pm
    $40 in-house, $25 lawn

  • Straight No Chaser
    Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 8 pm
    $42 in-house, $25 lawn

  • BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story
    Tuesday, July 2 & Wednesday 3, 2013 at 8 pm
    $25 - $48

  • Video Games Live!
    NSO @ Wolf Trap
    HUGE screens in-house and on the lawn
    Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 8:30 pm
    $22 - $55

  • The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show
    Jay Siegel's Tokens with special guest Jay Traynor         
    Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
    The Marcels
    Larry Chance & Earls
    The Tymes
    Barbara Harris original lead of The Toys  
    The Excellents 
    The Cookies
    The Coda Orchestra             
    Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 8 pm
    $42 in-house, $22 lawn

  • 1812 Overture
    NSO @ Wolf Trap
    A fanfare-filled evening featuring Tchaikovsky's iconic overture, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, and more!
    Friday, July 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm
    $22 - $55

  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
    World Premiere
    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8:30 pm
    $40 in-house, $4 lawn

  • Warner Bros. Presents
    Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II

    Created and Conducted by George Daugherty
    NSO @ Wolf Trap
    HUGE screens in-house and on the lawn
    Thursday, August 1 & Friday, August 2, 2013 at 8:30 pm
    $22 - $55

  • Singin' in the Rain
    NSO @ Wolf Trap
    HUGE screens in-house and on the lawn
    Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm
    $22 - $55 

  • ABBA – The Concert           
    Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 8 pm
    $38 in-house, $25 lawn

  • Jennifer Holliday in
    Dreamgirls
    Thursday-Sunday, August 22-25, 2013 at 8 pm
    $25 - $80

  • Sing-A-Long
    Sound of Music
    HUGE screens in-house and on the lawn
    Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm
    $20 - $38

  • The Lord of the Rings
    The Fellowship of the Ring
    Complete Film in HD with Live Orchestra and Choruses
    Friday, September 6 & Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm
    $25 - $58

*Visit www.wolftrap.org for a full list of performances, dates, descriptions, pricing, social media handles, videos, updates, and additions to the schedule.*


 

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