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Wolf Trap: Behind the scenes

If you enjoyed a concert and are curious what is inside that huge wooden construction of the Filene Center, you may consider a Backstage Tour which the park organizes during the off-season.

The Tour typically starts with an overview of the Park and its history.
Then you’ll get to see the Green Room where the rockers and divas prepare for the show.
On the other side there is a balcony with a view of the park. Hence the Green Room moniker.
Artists have two dressing rooms at their disposal for the last visual touch ups.
Next door, there is a battery of dressing cubicles for the ensemble members.
Just before the staircase leading up to the stage there is a comfortable lounge.
Besides a TV set, it also features a ping-pong table.
This is the staircase leading up to the stage.
If you turn left after the staircase, you will find yourself in a great manipulation hall.
The stage is on the right, extra rehearsal rooms are on the left.
Park and Theater offices at the far end of that open space.
If you turn right at the top of the staircase, you will get into a pre-stage area.
It is full of gadgets that fill up the upper reaches of the Filene Center.
The complexity of rigging would astound many a buccaneer.
And finally, here is the stage (separated from the audience by a fire curtain).
As the curtain is lifted, you can step forward….
…and enjoy the theater from the artist’s perspective.

So do come back. The visitor’s perspective is much more fun and there are always more stars to be discovered.


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