‘Peter and the Wolf’ coming to Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE – On Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m., the Children’s Community Theatre at Saranac Village at Will Rogers will perform “Peter and the Wolf” with a modern twist, thanks to the dedication of resident Gail Wrenn.

If you live in Russia, you know there is a wolf prowling your village hunting food. Eleven-year-old Peter knows. He lives with his grandfather in the forest clearing outside the village. Peter is not afraid of the wolf.

In 1936, Natalya Sats, the director of a newly established children’s theatre in Moscow had an idea for a new piece and Sergei Prokofiev, who was a great advocate for music education, immediately agreed to write it. He wrote the story and composed the music in two weeks.

The result was “Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67,” a symphonic fairy tale in which the narrator tells the story while the orchestra illustrates it.

This project at Will Rogers is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo and the state Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and can be purchased at Will Rogers, Ampersound in Saranac Lake and the Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid.

Refreshments will be served.

For information, call 518-891-7117.

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