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The D.C.-based jazz and swing band Chaise Lounge has been a staple at hip martini bars around the area, along with more storied venues such as the Kennedy Center and Blues Alley. They've also performed with the likes of Natalie Cole and Dizzy Gillespie and at the Lilith Fair. The group performs original tunes as well as swing standards, ... [Read]

Wolf Trap presents Don Giovanni

Posted by Randy Shulman
July 4, 2012 1:49 PM |
Mozart's celebrated dramatic comedy Don Giovanni tells the story of a famous womanizer who is given one last chance to repent. Wolf Trap presents a new production featuring a contemporary design, set in early 21st-century America. Sung in Italian with supertitles. Thursday, July 5, at 8 p.m, and Saturday, July 7, at 7 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 ... [Read]

Wolf Trap welcomes back the national tour of the Broadway hit production RAIN, featuring Beatlesmania performers re-creating live every note, song, gesture and nuance of the Fab Four -- including many of the band's later songs, which they never actually performed live. RAIN performs Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna. ... [Read]

Stalwart lesbian folk-popper k.d. lang, credited with helping to establish the alt-country genre, brings her big band Siss Boom Bang to a show at Wolf Trap, re-creating the country-fied energy of her 2011 release Sing It Loud. Canadian folk artist Jane Siberry guests. Wednesday, June 6, at 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna. Tickets are $25 to $45. ... [Read]

John Eaton, tonight at Wolf Trap

Posted by Randy Shulman
November 26, 2011 9:44 AM |
The music of Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael kicks off this year's three-part series on American pop and jazz standards at Wolf Trap, ably led since 1988 by local jazz veteran and pianist John Eaton. "Indiana On Our Mind" is the name of the program, signifying that both composers were Hoosiers, and referencing Carmichael's composition "Georgia On My Mind." "Night ... [Read]

Dolly Parton comes to Wolf Trap

Posted by Randy Shulman
July 29, 2011 9:18 AM |
Some people refer to her as the Queen of Country, and that's all well and good. In fact, Dolly Parton is one of the savviest songwriters working today -- she was country-pop a decade before country-pop was cool, and turned to bluegrass a couple years before T-Bone Burnett helped revive the genre's popularity. Ultimately, however, gays love Dolly Parton because ... [Read]

Marvin Hamlisch leads Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell and the NSO at Wolf Trap in a performance of classic showtunes, including South Pacific, Carousel and Hamlisch's own A Chorus Line. Friday, July 29, at 8:15 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $20 to $52. Call 703-255-1900 or visit wolftrap.org. ... [Read]

A Jewish Sound of Music of sorts and one of Broadway's cash cows, Fiddler on the Roof was first staged in 1964, as directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. The original choreography, particularly the bar celebration and the raucous wedding scene, inspires awe to this day. John Preece takes over from Harvey Fierstein's untraditional casting as the tradition-bound Tevye last ... [Read]

Mamma Mia at Wolf Trap

Posted by Randy Shulman
July 1, 2011 9:30 AM |
The popular ABBA jukebox musical Mamma Mia reportedly has more productions playing internationally than any other musical. Catherine Johnson's sunny tale set on a Greek island paradise returns to Wolf Trap after last year's successful run. Through Sunday, July 3. Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $20 to $80. Call 703-255-1900 or visit wolf-trap.org. ... [Read]

Public radio star Garrison Keillor comes to Wolf Trap to offer D.C. another live trip to his fictional-but-oh-so-real Lake Wobegon, which will be broadcast over the weekend. This year's Wolf Trap stop of A Prairie Home Companion brings special guests The Wailin' Jennys. Produced in association with Minnesota Public Radio and WAMU. Friday, May 27, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, ... [Read]

Chicago's infamous comedy improv troupe, known for introducing a slew of celebrity talent, from Mike Myers and Amy Poehler to John Belushi and Tina Fey (it's like a feeding ground for Saturday Night Live), makes a stop in our area to tease out some more yuk-yuks from Washingtonians. Watch a clip from the touring show below. Friday, March 11, at ... [Read]

Bringing a devilish twist to holiday classics and original songs, lively folk-jazz originator Dan Hicks and his band The Hot Licks tour in support of a new album, Crazy for Christmas. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $25. Call 703-255-1900 or visit wolf-trap.org. Here's a clip of Hicks from ... [Read]

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov inspired this legendary American group’s name and each performer has taken on a Russian persona. The Flying Karamazov Brothers offer amusing comedic skits, entertaining musical numbers and juggling feats. One of those don't dare miss it opportunities. Thursday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $35. ... [Read]

Mary Chapin Carpenter at Wolf Trap

Posted by Randy Shulman
August 18, 2010 8:34 AM |
"Hometown Girl" Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to Wolf Trap (where she's performed 16 times) for the first time in five years, and for the first time since recovering from a "serious medical issue that necessitated significant rest." The folk-country star tours in support of her sumptuous new album, The Age of Miracles. Thursday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, ... [Read]