Another stellar performance at Wolf Trap. Did I show my hand too early? Come on now, we’re huge fans of Wolf Trap, Disney, and films projected with live orchestral accompaniment. So what’s not to love here?
After last summer’s Pixar In Concert, we knew what to expect from Disney In Concert, and it didn’t disappoint. And the sold-out crowd filling every seat and covering every square inch of grass seemed to agree.
In short, there was a full orchestra on stage, playing music timed to video clips projected on a big screen over the stage and outside the amphitheater for everyone sitting on the lawn. For this show, we were also treated to four vocalists who sang several of the most popular Disney songs.
Please, Wolf Trap, do more of these. (psst….Star Wars, just sayin’)
I’m a sucker for films projected with live orchestral accompaniment. My first exposure to it was when Wolf Trap performed the entire score to Fellowship of the Ring in 2008 (followed by Two Towers in 2009, Return of the King in 2010, and then Fellowship again last year)…God bless Wolf Trap, really. They’re doing the geeky lord’s business.
When we saw that Wolf Trap had only one scheduled performance for Pixar in Concert, we jumped at the chance to get tickets. I mean, come on now, who doesn’t love Pixar?
The first land visitors to Busch Gardens Williamsburg pass through has always been England. It’s the home of such “fine attractions” as guest services, lost and found, and several gift shops. It’s not exactly the most welcoming of entrances for such a fantastic theme park.
However, smack in the middle of England is the Globe Theater, which until recently was the home of various 4D attractions, such as Pirates 4D and R.L. Stine’s Haunted Lighthouse. The theater hasn’t been used as a live performance venue in 20 years. In short, this area has been begging for some sprucing up and updating for a long time now.
The wait is over.