Petra and the Wolf
Lionheart Youth Theatre (United States)
This new work for young audiences is inspired by the Prokofiev classic Peter and the Wolf.
Meet Peter’s mischievous and fearless granddaughter Petra. When a wolf threatens her home and animal friends, Petra goes on an adventure that tests both her bravery and compassion. Featuring captivating large-scale puppetry by Glass Half Full Theatre and a new instrumental score written and performed live by Mother Falcon (a band NPR describes as “the little orchestra that can seemingly do the impossible”), Petra and the Wolf is a stunning piece of visual and musical storytelling that invites audiences to gain a new sense of empathy for the animals that share our earth.
Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.
21st Century Skills
Check out our curriculum guide for activities, discussion prompts, and context information to prepare students for the performance.View Guide
Petra and the Wolf: 'Animals in the Wild' at the Blank Park Zoo
Visit the Blank Park Zoo the same day as the performance for a special program about how animals survive in the wild.View Details
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