Peter and the Wolf
Presented by SunTrust
February 11, 2012 at TPAC's Polk Theater
Part of Nashville Ballet's Family Series
After performing Peter and the Wolf to a sold-out audience in February 2011, Nashville Ballet will present the beloved fable to an all-ages crowd again for a one-time engagement Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at TPAC’s Polk Theater.
In the classic tale, brave young Peter mistakenly leaves his grandfather’s garden gate open, allowing the duck to escape and unleashing an adventure to remember. While trying to save the duck from an unlucky encounter with a wolf, he meets several characters, including a cat, a bird and a group of hunters.
Each character is illustrated by one particular instrument and one costumed dancer, so that children can learn to associate each character with a type of movement and music. The performance is narrated with an animated tone to help children understand the story.
Paul Vasterling choreographed the familiar story, and iconic Tennessee artist/illustrator Norris Hall designed all sets and costumes for the performance.
Hall is well-known across the state for his colorful, whimsical illustrations of animals and people on every type of medium from framed prints and clocks to wall-sized murals. He also designed two specialty Tennessee license plates that raise funds for the Tennessee Arts Commission—a cartoon fish with a large mouthy grin and a sunglass-wearing cat playing the saxophone.
Tickets for this family-friendly ballet are $23 for adults and $16 for children 12 years old and younger.