PIEDMONT CENTER THEATRE
PETER AND THE WOLF
Performed by custom-made Marionette puppets
Sunday, April 24, 3:00 pm
At The Piedmont Center For The Arts
This timeless story, with its stirring music, is a great childrens’ introduction to music and orchestral instruments. Each character in the story has a particular instrument and a musical theme. Follow Young Peter (played by the stringed instruments, violin, viola, cello & bass) and his friends, the bird (flute), cat (played by the clarinet), and duck (oboe) in the story of a wolf (played by French Horn) and the Hunters (timpani). And the Old Grandfather is played by the bassoon!
Prokofiev wrote the story and the music for PETER AND THE WOLF in 1936 for a children’s theatre in Moscow. It instantly became the classic it is today and we are pleased to present this particular production by The Fratello Marionettes. Kevin Menegus and Jesse Vail are both master puppeteers and builders, having both studied with Lewis Mahlmann (of Oakland’s Fairy Land), among other masters.
Complimentary Refreshments provided; the show will last 30 minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children, available at brownpapertickets.com at the door. One Performance Only; seating is limited.