The Okanagan Symphony presents Peter and the Wolf,
A timeless classic with an innovative twist
(Kelowna, BC, March 22st 2018)–The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is excited to present Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf in an expanded version by playwright Allison Gregory. Peter, the Wolf, and all of the other animals of the story come to life with a wonderful local cast of actors and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO). This one hour play celebrates character and music with creative storytelling, humour and movement.
Commissioned in 1936 by the Moscow Central Children’s Theatre, Peter and the Wolf was created to introduce children to the instruments of an orchestra and is now loved by generations of people all over the world. This adaptation still serves as an active introduction to theatre, but with a twist. Characters are creatively expanded with Buster Keaton-style hilarity and fun, featuring stage direction by Tracy Ross all under the baton of OSO Music Director, Rosemary Thomson.
“This expanded version of Prokofiev’s magical score is so clever and funny. The music is both inviting and infectious,” says Thomson. “Fun for all ages, this show is the perfect way to introduce your family to theatre and the live symphony orchestra.”
To ensure as many people as possible can experience this timeless show, the OSO is pleased to offer special family, child and senior pricing for all performances.
Performance and ticket information are as follows;
- Penticton at the Cleland Theatre / Friday, April 6 6:30 pm
- Shatford Centre (in person) or Kelowna Tickets 974.9170
- Kelowna Community Theatre (KCT) / Saturday, April 7, 1:00pm & 3:00pm
- Kelowna Tickets 862.2867
- Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre/ Sunday, April 8, 2:00pm
- VPAC box office 549.7469.
Tickets for all shows are also available online at www.okanagansymphony.com/tickets/
Prokofiev’s magical score winds its way through the one hour play, with his musical themes disguised as a tango, a waltz, the Charleston, a soft shoe shuffle and even a cartoon style chase reminiscent of cartoons of the 1940s. Director Tracy Ross describes this version of the show as “… an evocative and exuberant theatrical experience that will propel us into the exciting world of the imagination and storytelling.”
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is the third largest professional Symphony Orchestra in British Columbia, entertaining residents of the Okanagan Valley and visitors from around the globe with symphonic music since 1960. To learn more about the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra visit their website at www.okanagansymphony.com or follow at www.twitter.com/OKSymphonyOrch, www.facebook.com/OkanaganSymphonyOrchestra and www.instagram.com/okanagansymphony. See it, Hear it, Love it!
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