A favorite musical folktale
Peter and The Wolf
A classic tale that has it all – music, laughter, danger and defiance in a young boy’s magical moment of growing up.
PRESENTED LIVE: Pushcart Players will provide a study guide connected to our live performance of PETER AND THE WOLF.
Available January-June 2024
(Ideal for Grades Pre-K through 5)
“Peter and The Wolf” will tickle, intrigue, and delight young audiences while also offering a splendid introduction to theatre, classical music and value clarification themes. When Peter visits his grandfather for the summer, creative solutions are needed to provide a happy ending to a riveting story. This extraordinary musical presents young and family audiences with a precious moment of theatre they will long remember.
THE MUSIC: A different instrument and melody (or “leitmotif”) represents each character of the play, creating an excellent link to understanding all types of music.
THE STORY: A true adventure about a spirited young boy who meets the challenge of danger with courage, creativity and leadership.
THE CELEBRATION: The value of love, friendship and caring. The lessons of greed, arrogance and prejudice. There is innocence and wisdom, youth and maturity, conflict resolution, moral development, and beauty in the natural order of life!
Book – Ruth Fost
Music – Sergei Prokofiev
Orchestrations – Larry Hochman
Director – Paul Whelihan
Choreographer – Susie Paplow
Scenic & Costume Designer – Ruth Fost