On days like today where my office is freezing and all I can see out my window are wet leaves falling from trees, signaling the rapid approach of winter, I occasionally begin to daydream about summers on the lawn at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. The overall experience of picnicking with friends and family, listening to your favorite band with your beverage of choice cresting and falling with each beat of the kick drum and swing of your hips, is unmatched in the Metro area.
As we look forward to summer 2010, we've altered our performance roll-out strategy for the better with your needs in mind. As I mentioned in a previous post, we are unveiling summer shows as they are booked in four separate announcements and on-sales, the first of which hit our web site yesterday. 42 individual performances are currently on-sale to our membership base, with a general public on-sale to come on November 21. You can become a member right now for $65, securing advance priority ticketing before anyone else. Aside from ticketing access, the philanthropic benefits and additional perks of a Wolf Trap membership are plentiful.
The performers represent an array of legendary artists both new and familiar to Wolf Trap audiences, including the Paul Taylor Dance Company, which will feature a brand new Wolf Trap commissioned dance piece from its iconic choreographer. Dubbed as “one of the most exciting, innovative, and delightful dance companies in the entire world!” by the New York Times, this piece will be presented as part of Taylor’s 80th birthday celebration.
Full List of 2010 shows unveiled thus far:
1) 21st Annual Swamp Romp
2) Beach Boys
3) Irish Tenors
4) The Temptations and the Four Tops
5) Smothers Brothers and the Kingston Trio
6) The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show
8) Legally Blonde The Musical
9) MAMMA MIA!
11) The Mikado
12) A Prairie Home Companion
13) Cirque Dreams – Illumination
14) RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles
15) The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Three more rollouts to come in February, March, and April...so stay tuned!