In Peter and The Wolf, by Allison Gregory, the audience follows the adventures of Peter, who tries to protect his animal friends from a hungry wolf. Peter devises a way to capture the wolf, much to the dismay of nearby hunters, so that he can take the wolf safely to the zoo. The play is adapted by local playwright Allison Gregory from the classic story by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. Linda Hartzell directs.
Gregory's innovative take on this timeless tale features music by two-time Emmy Award-winner Hummie Mann. In his first stage production for children, Mann took the themes from Peter and the Wolf and adapted them to contemporary musical theatre songs. Prokofiev's melodies find their way into a tango, waltz, Charleston, two-step shuffle and even cartoon music evocative of Carl Stalling, the mastermind behind the Warner Brothers' cartoons of the 1940s.