The Pushcart Players bring the beloved Russian folk tale, “Peter and the Wolf” to life for two performances at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The performances are part of the second year of the Hylton Family Series, which encourages parents and children to enjoy and experience the arts together.
Set to music by celebrated composer Sergei Prokofiev, “Peter and the Wolf” tells the story of Peter, a young boy visiting his grandfather’s cozy cottage in the Russian countryside. Despite his grandfather’s warnings, Peter dares to venture into the meadow where a dangerous wolf lurks in the nearby woods. When the wolf swallows Peter’s beloved duck, Clara, whole, the brave and clever young boy is determined to capture the fierce creature and save his friend. This classic tale offers an introduction for children into the world of music, with a different instrument and melody representing each character in the story.
For more than 30 years, The Pushcart Players have presented productions for children, ranging from fairy tales to historical plays. This Emmy-nominated ensemble has performed for audiences across the globe, even at the White House. The company is proud of its commitment to arts education and all of the company’s cast members are experienced teachers who provide innovative workshops, acting classes and residency programs to schools and communities at home and abroad.
Tickets to “Peter and the Wolf” are $5 for children and $15 for adults. For tickets, visit the box office (open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), charge by phone at 888-945-2468, or visit HyltonCenter.org. The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. FREE parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center. For more information, please visit HyltonCenter.org. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/HyltonCenter and follow us on Twitter at @Hylton_PAC.
This blog post was written by Amanda Rodriguez, with assistance from Jill Graziano Laiacona.