by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
This past weekend I went to see Peter & the Wolf narrated by Isaac Mizrahi at the Guggenheim. Mizrahi, the fashion designer & TV personality narrated the story and also directed and designed the set and costumes of the performers. He did an amazing job and his charm and wit added an extra touch of magic to the performance.
The characters in the story were endearing. Some danced, some merely had really cute schticks and funny facial expressions. The costumes, designed by Mizrahi, were adorable and it was a thoroughly entertaining experience for myself and my kids. Mizrahi knows how to work a crowd with his little bits of humor. My favorite scenes were when the bird dances around the wolf and when Peter catches the wolf by the rope and the wolf keeps falling over – they were hysterical and got many laughs. Mizrahi’s collaboration with choreographer John Heginbotham proved to be a huge success!
In the 30-minute performance 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 hunter arrives 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 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.