Thank you for your interest in auditioning for our production of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev!
The Story of Peter and the Wolf
Peter, a young boy in the Soviet wilderness, meets a variety of animals, including a duck, a cat, and a bird. The story involves Peter’s grandfather scolding him for being outside, warning of the dangers of the wolf nearby. The wolf does appear, and through a series of events between his grandfather and his animal friends, they trap the villainous wolf and learn lessons along the way (only after the poor duck becomes a meal for the wolf). Despite the hardship of losing his feathered friend, Peter and his troops throw a victory parade to march the wolf into the zoo and live happily ever after.
Where and where is the audition?
Date: 23rd July 2023 (Sunday)
For 6-10 year-olds
1:30pm: Registration Open
For 11 year-olds and above
2:30pm: Registration Open
Location: IEC Dance Studio, 986 Lorong Jering, Sunny Garden, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
We are casting for the following characters:
1) The Wolf
4) The Cat
5) The Duck
6) The Bird
8) Groups: Trees, Water, Hunters, etc
When are the production and rehearsal dates?
The big show will be on Saturday evening, 2nd December 2023 with rehearsals to commence from August 2023.
About Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf is a symphonic work combined with narration to tell a children’s story of bravery and resourcefulness. Commissioned by Natalya Sats in 1936, the composer Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) completed the work in the same year with premieres with the Moscow Philharmonic. It is one of the most beloved and performed pieces of Western classical music, most often performed in children’s concerts.
Who wrote Peter and the Wolf and why?
Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev wrote Peter and the Wolf. Officially, his goal in writing the orchestral suite was to introduce young children to instruments and sounds of classical music. He also wanted the work to help children love and appreciate music.
What is the moral of Peter and the Wolf?
Its moral is somewhat debated and loosely structured. There are some speculations on Prokofiev’s time in the Soviet Wilderness and how witnessing the Russian Revolution impacted his storytelling for Peter and the Wolf. Within the story, there are hints of ideas such as social realism, collectivism winning over individualism, standing up to existing authority, and the idea that all heroes must take risks.