I am head over haunches excited because the summer 2012 season of Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods is officially here! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the park rangers are whistling because 16 local, national, international, and GRAMMY-nominated artists are gearing up for 34 family friendly performances at America’s only National Park for the Performing Arts, and I am calling on all fun-loving, toe tapping, head bobbing boys and girls to join me for the fun!
Whew. That was a mouthful…but not to worry, it was a vegetarian mouthful. For the first week of the season I am going all leafy greens! I was inspired by Theatre-in-the-Woods artist Eric Brace after talking to him about his eating habits. He’s trying to be an herbivore! Yep, Eric is “learning that a vegan diet can be just as delicious as one with meat,” and his singing partner, Peter Cooper, “doesn't like to eat anything cute, so no ducks or sheep or many other critters.” After hearing this, I thought I had to try it too! After all, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper really know a lot about animals. The 2 masterful musicians from Nashville recently produced I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow, a GRAMMY nominated album that celebrates all kinds of critters in the woods from a sneaky snake to a one-legged chicken.
Speaking of eating more green, the season kicks off with performances from Hot Peas ‘N Butter! This 3-time winner of the Parents’ Choice Award will be serving up some lean, mean, rhythm cuisine as they perform songs from around the world in English and Spanish. After that, we'll travel straight to Ireland with the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance! I cannot wait to continue to be inspired by these fantastic artists! I hope you are excited to meet them too. So be sure to eat your veggies and give me a big ‘ol hug when you visit Theatre-in-the-Woods this summer!
Your pen pal with paws, Wolfie