by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
Some stories are meant to be read out loud and Peter & the Wolf is one of them. Fashion designer & TV personality Isaac Mizrahi has been narrating the story in recent years at the Guggenheim Museum with finesse, humor and charisma. I have been going to see him for the past few years and each time he manages to captivate the audience with this timeless tale. With the help of top-notch musicians and actors, this is a memorable performance that’s sure to be a big hit this holiday season.
The Guggenheim Museum is holding its annual event of ten performances of this children’s classic which is a part of the Works & Process performing arts series. The music, written by Sergei Prokofiev, will be performed by Ensemble Signal, who TimeOutNY called a “new music dream team”, with conductor Grammy-award winner Eric Dudley. A cast will perform to John Heginbotham’s choreography. 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 performance is 30 minutes long and is appropriate for kids ages 5 and up.
When: December 6-7, 2:30 and 4 pm
December 12-14, 2:30 and 4 pm
Where: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Enter via ramp at 5th Ave and 88th St.
How Much: $35 per person; $30 for members.
To purchase tickets please visit worksandprocess.org
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 7, 5 and 2) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.