Thursday, August 31, 2006

StormChaser at Wolf Trap Photos

Here's a shot of the WJLA ABC7 StormChaser's visit to Wolf Trap this morning. Meteorologist Adam Caskey broadcasted weather updates from 5am to 7am on WJLA and spoke with cast members from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. More photos can be found in our Flickr account.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

WJLA ABC 7 StormChaser Here Tomorrow

Tune into WJLA ABC 7 tomorrow morning from 5am-7am to catch Adam Caskey and the StormChaser broadcasting their weather updates from here at Wolf Trap. During the 6am hour, two cast members from Disney's Beauty and the Beast (on stage at Wolf Trap through Sunday) will join Adam.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

WashPost Roots, Rock, Reggae Review

Christopher Porter's review of Sunday's Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival at Wolf Trap is now available online at and on his blog, The Suburbs Are Killing Us.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Opens Tomorrow

Disney's Beauty and the Beast opens tomorrow night at Wolf Trap and is here through Sunday. Shows are at 8pm Tuesday through Sunday with additional matinee performances at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. More details and ticket information are available here.

WashPost Boston Pops Review

Grace Jean's review of Friday night's Boston Pops performance at Wolf Trap can be found on page 4 of today's Washington Post Style section.

A review of yesterday's Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival sould be running in The Post in the next few days.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Oak Ridge Boys & Kenny Rogers Tonight

The Oak Ridge Boys are on-stage now and they mentioned that it's their first time at Wolf Trap since 1998. Kenny Rogers will hit the stage at 9:05 and there are still a few tickets left. You can grab those here at the Filene Center Box Office. If you have any questions or would like to double check on last minute ticket availability before you head this way, you can call 703-255-1868.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Bunny Wailer

Check out Richard Harrington's feature on Bunny Wailer in today's Washington Post Weekend section. Bunny Wailer will be here at Wolf Trap on Sunday to perform in the Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival.

The Weekend Rundown

Here's a quick rundown of the shows we have happening here at Wolf Trap this weekend. Tonight (8/25), it's the Boston Pops with Our '70s Show, tomorrow (8/26) Kenny Roger and The Oak Ridge Boys take the stage, and on Sunday (8/27) we welcome the Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival with Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Bunny Wailer, Ozomatli, and Jon Nicholson.

Tickets to all these shows can be purchased online or by calling 877-WOLFTRAP. If it's close to showtime, you can call (703) 255-1868 to check for last minute ticket availability.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations to blogger Emmmmm of the Best Summer Ever blog for her winning entry in our Blog For Tickets contest. She just won herself two Center Front Orchestra section tickets for tonight's show by Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with special guests Tea Leaf Green.

Thanks to all those who entered and all those who have been following along. Check back here often for Wolf Trap news. Summer may be winding down, but we have shows at The Barns at Wolf Trap beginning in October and running through next May.

Bruce Hornsby on WRNR This Afternoon

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers take the stage tonight at Wolf Trap, along with special guests Tea Leaf Green. For those of you on the East side of town, you can tune into 103.1 WRNR-FM to hear an interview with Bruce Hornsby during today's afternoon drive.

If you're looking for our Blog For Tickets contest, you can find that here or by scrolling down a couple of entries. There's a little over an hour left until the 2pm deadline. We'll pick our favorite and announce the winner shortly after that.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Sold Out Tonight

Tonight's Steve Miller Band show here at Wolf Trap is sold out. Whether you're coming to the show or not, you can tune into 94.7 The Arrow between 5pm and 7pm tonight to hear Arrow DJs Stevens & Medley broadcasting from just outside the Filene Center gates. Wolf Trap President & CEO Terre Jones will join them on the air around 6pm.

Blog for Tickets

Got a blog? Want a free pair of tickets to tomorrow night's show with Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers plus special guests Tea Leaf Green?

All you have to do is write something in your blog about tomorrow night's show and link to our blog. Then, post a comment to this blog entry letting us know that you've blogged about the show.

At 2pm tomorrow (Thursday, August 24) we'll pick out our favorite blog entry and award that person two tickets to tomorrow night's show. And these won't be just any seats. They'll be in the Center Front Orchestra section.

So, blog away and don't forget to include a link to Wolf Trap Live and then post a comment here for us.

[UPDATE: 8/24] Thanks to all of you who have been checking out the contest. A quick order to be eligible for the contest, you need to blog about the show, include a link in your blog entry to our blog here, and then post a comment here letting us know you've done that. Sorry, but just posting a comment here saying you want the tickets does not qualify you.

[UPDATE #2: 8/24] The winner has been announced. Check out this new post for all the details.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Lyle Lovett Tonight

There are still some tickets left for Lyle Lovett tonight. You can order them online and at 877-WOLFTRAP until 5pm or you can call 702-255-1868 to check on availability after that, if you'd like to just walk up to the Box Office.

The show got a couple media hits today, as a "Top Stop" in Express and as a "To Do" on Wonkette. Tonight's show was also one of several Wolf Trap performances highlighted in DCist's "Weekly Music Agenda" yesterday.

WashPost Style Section, Page 3

There's nothing like waking up in the morning and finding yourself on page 3 of The Washington Post Style section...provided it's for a good reason. The Wolf Trap Opera Company and Kim Witman, Wolf Trap's Director of Opera and Classical Programming, were mentioned this morning in a Names & Faces piece by The Post's Korin Miller. The write-up focuses on a guest appearance by Fox 5's Will Thomas in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro this past Friday night at Wolf Trap's Filene Center.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Will Thomas Re-Cap and Tonight with Chris Isaak & Anna Nalick

Welcome readers of and FishBowlDC who clicked through after reading that Fox 5's Will Thomas would be appearing in Friday night's Wolf Trap Opera Company production of Marriage of Figaro. Will posted an entry on his blog yesterday about the experience.

Tonight, Chris Isaak and special guest Anna Nalick take the stage at Wolf Trap. You can still get tickets here at the Box Office. If you have any questions, you can call 703-255-1868. The weather is shaping up nicely. We had some rain earlier, but I'm looking at blue skies out the Press Office window right now.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Photos of Fox 5 Live Broadcast from Wolf Trap

Here is one of several photos our Media Relations Director Chris Guerre took this morning during Fox 5's live broadcast from the Filene Center.

Chris Isaak in Express

The Washington Post's Express ran a Weekend Pass feature yesterday on Chris Isaak and his upcoming performance at Wolf Trap, which takes place this Sunday with special guest Anna Nalick opening the show. The piece was written by Christopher Porter, who blogs at (a.k.a. The Suburbs Are Killing Us).

Nalick, who will make her Wolf Trap debut when she opens this show, called into the Jack Diamond Morning Show yesterday on Mix 107.3 FM and spoke with the morning crew for about 15 minutes. Get here early to catch her set...she'll go on at 8pm Sunday.

Fox 5 Piece Now Online

This morning's Fox 5 piece by Holly Morris on Wolf Trap and this weekend's Marriage of Figaro performances is now available online at Just click on the image under "Videos" on that page to view the segment. If you want to catch Fox 5's Will Thomas in the opera, he'll be appearing in tonight's production. The show will be here tomorrow night as well, but Will is here for one night only. Order your tickets online or by calling 877-WOLFTRAP.

The Washington Post Weekend section also features Marriage of Figaro in today's Weekend's Best picks and Charles Downey includes the show in his Classical Music Agenda on DCist (next week's Boston Pops performance is highlighted there as well).

[UPDATE: Fox 5's Will Thomas blogged on about his upcoming appearance in Marriage of Figaro]

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Fox Morning at Wolf Trap Friday

Tune into WTTG Fox 5 tomorrow morning, Friday, August 17, as Fox Morning broadcasts live from Wolf Trap, with major live segments occurring at 7:40am and 8:40am. Fox 5 reporter Holly Morris will be giving TV viewers a sneak peak at this weekend’s Marriage of Figaro production, speaking with Fox 5 anchor Will Thomas--who will be performing in our opera Friday night--and featuring Wolf Trap President & CEO Terre Jones, the Wolf Trap Cookbook, and the "Wolf Trap experience."

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Chris Isaak Filling in for Regis

Chris Isaak plays Wolf Trap this Sunday, with special guest Anna Nalick opening the show, but before he takes the stage at the Filene Center this weekend he'll be making a stop in NYC to fill in for Regis Philbin. Mr. Isaak will be co-hosting Live with Regis and Kelly tomorrow morning with Kelly Ripa. For those in the D.C. area, the show airs at 9 a.m. on WJLA ABC 7.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Tonight's Show is Now Sold Out

Tonight's show with Hootie & the Blowfish and special guests Fighting Gravity is now sold out. For a look at the other shows we have coming up here at Wolf Trap, check out the Filene Center Quick Sheet or the 2006-2007 schedule for our indoor venue, The Barns at Wolf Trap, which was announced earlier this week.

Wolf Trap's MySpace Page

Wolf Trap got it's very own MySpace page a few weeks ago. You can find us at

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Bruce Hornsby on Aug. 24

Virginia native Bruce Hornsby could be heard on NPR's Talk of the Nation yesterday, playing in Studio 4A and taking calls from listeners. That piece can now be streamed online at Hornsby and his band, The Noisemakers, come to Wolf Trap on August 24, with special guests Tea Leaf Green.

06-07 Barns Schedule To Be Announced Today

The 2006-2007 season schedule for Wolf Trap's indoor venue, The Barns at Wolf Trap, will be announced today, Wednesday, August 9, at 10 am on Consisting of two 18th century barns, the venue contains 382 seats and hosts shows from October through May.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Trey McIntyre Project on Tuesday

Here's a note from Barbara Granieri, Wolf Trap's Director of Operations & Artistic Initiatives, with a preview of what to expect tomorrow night at Wolf Trap when Trey McIntyre Project takes the stage:

You may have seen quite a bit of press surrounding tomorrow night’s Wolf Trap show with Trey McIntyre Project. I had the distinct pleasure of actually seeing the show this past weekend at Jacob’s Pillow, a fantastic all-dance festival in Becket, MA. I have a brief list of reasons you simply cannot miss this performance.

1. Michelle Jimenez – One of the most beautiful dancers from Washington Ballet who will be making her final D.C.-area performance before moving overseas to perform with the Dutch National Ballet.

2. Tall, dark and handsome – This is the perfect description of Trey himself. May we all be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of him during a curtain call. He is as beautiful as the work he creates. This weekend, he shared with me his memories of coming to Wolf Trap as a 6-year-old. We at Wolf Trap believe strongly in exposing children to the arts as soon as possible- this is proof positive.

3. John Michael Schert – My personal favorite. If you were at Wolf Trap to open our dance season with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, you have already had the opportunity to witness the dancing that this 24-year old former ABT dancer is capable of. It’s fitting that John Michael should again grace our stage to finish our Summer 2006 dance season. His extension alone is breathtaking.

4. Like A Samba – The opening piece of the program is one you won’t be able to sit still during. With music by Astrud Gilberto (yes, including “The Girl From Ipanema”), this piece is HOT. The dancers’ technical virtuosity is matched only by how much fun they seem to have bringing this work to stage.

5. It’s ballet, but it’s not ballet. Yes, they will be in pointe shoes. Yes, they will be pirouetting and piquing. But these dances are made by a choreographer who found little interest in ballet himself. He uses the vocabulary of ballet, but he takes it to a new level. His intensity and artistry are unmatched.

6. Lawn tickets are only $10. Still not sure about buying a ticket after reading this list? Bring a picnic, a bottle of wine, and enjoy the show from the lawn. You’ll pay less for the ticket than you will for a good bottle of wine.

I hope I’ll see you at the show!!

Barbara Parker Granieri
Director, Operations & Artistic Initiatives
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

The Wizard of Oz and the NSO @ Wolf Trap

Here's one of many nice shots that Wolf Trap House Photographer Joe Bell snapped on Saturday night, as the National Symphony Orchestra played the full score to The Wizard of Oz while the film was shown in its entirety here at Wolf Trap.

A review of the show by Stephen Brookes appears in today's edition of The Washington Post, along with another of Joe's photos.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Fox 5 Live at Wolf Trap Tonight

The much talked about Play! A Video Game Symphony performance is taking place here tonight at Wolf Trap, with a huge crowd on hand to enjoy it, and Fox 5 will be broadcasting live from the show later.

Fox 5 isn't the only one here to cover the show tonight; We have representatives from a dozen media outlets in attendence. Jose Vargas from The Washington Post has been in and out of the press office tonight and he'll will be filing a story from here later that will run in tomorrow's Style section.

If you didn't make tonight's show, tomorrow's should be a good one too. The Wizard of Oz will be shown on the big screens, with the NSO playing the full score along with the film.

[UPDATE] You can now view the Fox 5 broadcast from Wolf Trap online.

[UPDATE] Jose Vargas' article is now available online at

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Play! Cover Stories

There's been a lot happening this week. To all the people who have been hitting the blog through Google looking for reviews, setlists, and photos from Trisha Yearwood, Fiona Apple, and Guster/Ray LaMontagne, we'll get some stuff posted here for you soon. Thanks for reading.

There have been some great hits in the press this week for Play! A Video Game Symphony, which comes to Wolf Trap this Friday, August 4. Today, the show is mentioned in a story on the front page of The Washington Post Business section, featured on the cover of the Washington Post Express "Weekend Pass" insert with a picture and blurb on the front cover of the overall issue, and written-up in the DC edition of The Examiner with a blurb on that cover as well.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Guster/Ray Lamontagne/Rogue Wave Tonight

It's hot out here...I'm not going to lie to you. But, that hasn't stopped a huge number of people from coming out to the show. I just checked in with the Box Office and there are still some tickets left. If you're thinking about heading out this way and want to check on ticket availability, you can call 703-255-1868. We've got Rogue Wave hitting the stage at 7pm, Ray LaMontagne around 7:45pm, and then Guster around 9:05pm.