Wolf Trap Performances for August 1-16: The Rodgers Family – A Century of Musicals; Star Trek, National Symphony Orchestra; David Sedaris; The Piano Guys; Madama Butterfly: Wolf Trap Opera, National Symphony Orchestra, Choral Arts; The Music of John Williams, National Symphony Orchestra; Culture Club; NEEDTOBREATHE’S TOUR DE COMPADRES: Switchfoot Drew, Holcomb & The Neighbors, Colony House; Jim Gaffigan; Counting Crows; Lyle Lovett & His Large Band; Little Big Town; ABBA – The Concert

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Wolf Trap Performances for August 1-16


All performances held at the Filene Center (unless otherwise noted)
1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182

Select performances held at The Barns at Wolf Trap (noted on listing)
1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182

The Rodgers Family – A Century of Musicals                                                       The Barns at Wolf Trap
Steven Blier & Wolf Trap Opera Soloists                                                                 Tickets $46

Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 3 p.m.

Three generations of American musical theatre in one family – from Richard Rodgers’ Oklahoma to Mary Rodgers’ Once Upon A Mattress and Adam Guettel’s A Light in the Piazza.


Star Trek
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou, conductor
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.                                                                      Tickets $30-$58

Boldly go where no one has gone before in J.J. Abrams’ acclaimed Star Trek (2009), presented in HD on the big screen while the NSO performs Michael Giacchino’s unforgettable score live!


David Sedaris
Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 7 p.m.                                                                               Tickets $25-$55

NPR humorist and best-selling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, dubbed “the funniest …writer since SJ Perleman,” (The Guardian) brings his storytelling to the stage, transforming tales of ordinary life into sardonic vignettes and witty social commentaries.


The Piano Guys
Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 8 p.m.                                                                           Tickets $30-$55

Inspiration ensues when these piano and cello YouTube phenoms bring their beautiful compositions to the stage, with original works and classical/pop mashups ranging from Swedish House Mafia to Vivaldi.


Madama Butterfly
Wolf Trap Opera                                                                                                              Wolf Trap Opera premiere
National Symphony Orchestra
Choral Arts

Grant Gershon, conductor                                                                                    
Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:15 p.m.                                                                                     Tickets $25-$75

Experience Puccini’s heartbreaking masterpiece of passion, honor, and sacrifice with Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra in this new, staged, and costumed production with custom video projections.


The Music of John Williams
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou, conductor
Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 8:15 p.m.                                                                      Tickets $20-$58

From a galaxy far, far away to the edge of Neverland, John Williams’ iconic scores have accompanied you on epic adventures—journey now with the NSO as they perform entrancing and exhilarating music by the most Oscar-nominated man alive, with songs from beloved films like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Hook, and more.


Culture Club
Monday, August 10, 2015 at 8 p.m.                                                                          Tickets $30-$60

Discover “a joyous reminder of a golden age in British pop” (The Telegraph) when Boy George and the original Culture Club lineup, revered for the quadruple-platinum album Colour by Numbers (1983), deliver their Grammy-winning hits and songs of their new album, Tribes (2015).


Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Colony House                                                                                      

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7 p.m.                                                                          Tickets $25-$45

Immerse yourself in captivating alt-rock from premier bands, including the sensations behind “Multiplied” and “Something Beautiful,” the Grammy-winning rockers who reminded you that you’re “Meant to Live,” and more.


Jim Gaffigan

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8 p.m.                                                                   Tickets $30-$60 [LIMITED AVAILABILITY]

With a new sitcom on TV Land and Comedy Central, plus a new standup tour across the country, summer 2015 is raging for “the king of (clean) comedy” (Wall Street Journal)—laugh it up with the Grammy-nominated humorist as he dishes on food, fatherhood, and everything in between.



Counting Crows
Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour
Citizen Cope
Hollis Brown

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7 p.m.                                                                         Tickets $45-$60

Fall “Accidentally in Love” with the melodic alt-rockers who introduced you to “Mr. Jones”—hear them play all their hits, and songs off their “most ambitious and thought provoking” (Record Collector) album, Somewhere Under Wonderland (2014).


Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8 p.m.                                                                               Tickets $25-$50

Texas’ Grammy-winning “Cowboy Man,” known for his wry humor and deep storytelling creates richly layered, foot-tapping, Americana, alt-country, and blues with the help of his large band.


Little Big Town
The Pain Killer Tour
David Nail
Ashley Monroe

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 7 p.m.                                                                         Tickets $35-$55 [LIMITED AVAILABILITY]

Hop on the “Pontoon” and enjoy free-wheeling, harmony-driven songs from these Grammy-winning country rockers, as they perform fan favorites and songs from their “most eclectic, boldest album yet.” (Miami Herald)


ABBA – The Concert
A Tribute to ABBA
Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 8 p.m.                                                                            Tickets $25-$42

“Mamma Mia” here they go again! Take a chance on this ultimate tribute band, featuring original members of ABBA’s rhythm section, which recreates the look and sound of the world’s most phenomenal pop ensemble.


Tickets can be purchased by calling 1.877.WOLFTRAP or online at wolftrap.org.

Wolf Trap is Metro accessible!

Our environmentally friendly Wolf Trap Express Bus travels from the West Falls Church Metro stop every 20 minutes starting two hours prior to show time. For details, please visit wolftrap.org/Plan_Your_Visit/Access_by_Metro.aspx.


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