by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
The holidays are all about celebrating with new and old traditions. For the past few years the Guggenheim Museum has been holding performances of Peter & the Wolf. I saw it for the first time last year and each year it’s a little bit different — so I’m really looking forward to seeing this year’s performance. My kids and I adore the Prokofiev piece and the performance of the musicians of the Juilliard Ensemble, conducted by George Manahan. But the highlight of the show is fashion designer & TV personality Isaac Mizrahi who narrates the story. This year he is taking a much bigger part that I’m excited to share with you!
For the first time, Mizrahi is also directing and has designed the set and costumes for a special cast that will perform a new dance choreographed by John Heginbotham. The performance will bring the 30-minute story to life and help the audience hear and learn the various instruments of the orchestra. In the story, the wolf, who has swallowed the duck, is captured by Peter’s brilliant scheme with the help of his friend, the bird. All’s well that ends well when the hunters arrive to take the wolf to the zoo. The show is recommended for kids ages 5 and up. Here is one of Mizrahi’s sketches for the show:
When: December 7-8, 2:30 and 4 pm
December 13-15, 2:30 and 4 pm
Where: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Peter B. Lewis Theater
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128
Enter via ramp at 5th Ave and 88th St.
How Much: $35 per person; $30 for members.
Click here to purchase tickets or call the box office (212) 423-3587 M-F 1pm-5pm
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for thirteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 6, 4 and 1) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.