Children's theater is a great way to gently introduce kids to theater before they realize that most plays are just about sad guys talking. Get kid-friendly kicks with this GrouponLive deal.
- $14 for two tickets to see Peter and the Wolf, presented by the UConn Puppet Arts program (up to $32 value)
- When: Sunday, November 17, at 2 p.m.
- Where: Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
- Seating: lower balcony
- Door time: 1 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- This performance is recommended for ages 5 and older.
Peter and the Wolf
Peter's a brave young boy—his grandfather might say foolishly so. At their house in a forest clearing, Peter leaves the gate wide open, letting the duck that lives in the yard swim in a nearby pond. There, it attracts the attention of a little bird and a cat. The grandfather finds Peter by the water, scolds him, takes him back to the house, and locks him in the yard, warning Peter along the way of the wolves that live in the forest. No sooner has Peter's grandfather gone back inside then a hairy beast with jagged teeth spots the duck in the pond. Peter, defiantly unafraid, climbs the fence and plots with the little bird to capture the wolf by its tail.
Commissioned to cultivate musical tastes in young children, Sergei Prokofiev wrote both the story and the music for Peter and the Wolf in 1936. The task took him a mere four days to complete—the time it takes most musicians to tune their violin. Yet Prokofiev hardly cut corners. The music follows the story to add both depth and emotion to the action. Ominous chords and a dark, pulsing melody follow the wolf as it stalks the field and the talking animals, each of whom is sonically represented by a different instrument.
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
At Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, The University of Connecticut brings inspired evenings of music and theater to the main stage. Nearly 30 events fill the annual schedule, including comedies, family-friendly performances, and music and dance from all corners of the globe, with special emphasis on jazz and classical luminaries. For more intimate evenings with candlelit tabletops and nightclub ambiance, the venue's Cabaret Series won Connecticut Magazine's Best Cabaret award in 2011 and 2012.
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