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Filene Center
Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182
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Parking is far from site (especially in bad weather)
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The weather was rainy. I wore Dress and cardigan. Its covered but still open to the elements..
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4.3 average rating
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10 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 03 2011

Wonderful production; uniformly outstanding cast - - both acting and voices. Nothing but fun.

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8 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 03 2011

It was a very good interpretation of G and S

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 04 2011

Performance was good. Sound system was bad - wrong mikes on all the time. Our seats were way off to the side, even though the theater was half-empty. I know we paid discount, but there ware huge swaths of better seats sitting unused.

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Quotes & Highlights

The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players have delighted audiences since 1974 as “the leading custodian of the G&S classics” (_New York _magazine). They have performed annually at Wolf Trap since 1995.


Hilarity and absurdity set sail with Gilbert & Sullivan’s first international blockbuster. Classic songs including “I’m Called Little Buttercup,” “I am the Captain of the Pinafore,” and “We Sail the Ocean Blue” highlight social commentary about class and ambition while keeping audiences giddy with delight.

On board the H.M.S. Pinafore, the lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw has fallen in love with Josephine, daughter of Captain Corcoran. Promised to the insufferable Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B, First Lord of the Admiralty, Josephine swears not to follow her heart in returning Ralph’s affection and the Captain reveals his own attraction to the lowly peddler woman, Little Buttercup. In a deliberately absurd twist of fate, Little Buttercup reveals that Ralph and the Captain were switched at birth, thereby allowing both to marry the objects of their affections — and within their own social classes. Sir Joseph is resigned to marrying his most devoted groupie, Cousin Hebe.

About the Ticket Supplier: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Wolf Trap plays a valuable leadership role in both the local and national performing arts communities. Through a wide range of artistic and education programs, Wolf Trap enhances our nation’s cultural life and ensures that the arts remain accessible and affordable to the broadest possible audience.

Wolf Trap is run through a public/private partnership between the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. The Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, creates and selects programming; develops education programs; handles ticket sales, marketing, publicity, and public relations; and raises funds to support these programs while keeping ticket prices affordable. The National Park Service maintains the grounds and buildings of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and provides technical theater assistance for the Filene Center.