The Puppet Arts Theatre's production of "Peter and the Wolf" will kick off Copiah-Lincoln Community College's Community Arts Series on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. The production, which is free and open to the public, will feature two performances at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. in Rea Auditorium on the college's Wesson Campus.
"Peter and the Wolf"
Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" is an exciting way to introduce children to classical music and puppetry. The world-famous musical tale has been performed often, but very rarely using the unique Czech black theatre technique. This complex but stunning style of presentation allows complete freedom of movement for the almost-life-size puppets who interact on stage with a real-life narrator to create a feel of a big screen animated cartoon. The puppets for the show were designed by Sandy McNeal.
The show is directed by Peter Zapletal, Artistic Director for Puppet Arts Theatre. Actors/puppeteers who appear in the performances are T. J. McSparrin, Sydney Blackwell, Lesley Raybon and Peter Zapletal. J. C. Patterson is the on stage narrator for "Peter and the Wolf."
Puppet Arts Theater is devoted to bringing exciting and memorable performances to its audiences. Since 1968 this theater has thrilled children of all ages from Boston to Tampa and throughout the Southeast with magical and exciting theatrical experiences. Puppet Arts Theatre is on the Performing Arts Touring Program of the Mississippi Arts Commission.
This children's theatre production will delight audiences of all ages.
This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
The Community Arts Aficionado Series will feature three performances this season including the LSU Wind Trio Rouge featuring Johanna Cox, oboe; Robert De Lutis, clarinet; and Gabrile Beavers, bassoon on Oct. 23, pianist John O'Conor and violionist Akemi Takeyama on March 5, 2013; and world-renowned pianist Philippe Bianconi, on April 9, 2013.
Season tickets for the Aficionado Series are $50 for adults and $35 for senior adults and students. Single ticket prices are $20 for adults, senior adults and students and may be purchased at the Co-Lin Business Office.
The Showcase Series will include a group art exhibit by printmaker Marcus Brut, potter Matt Steadman, and ceramic sculptor Curtis Houston Nov. 12-Dec. 7. The works of Tom Ross – A Retrospective of Past and Present will be featured Feb. 25 – March 22, 2013, and a Student Art Show is scheduled for April 8-May 3, 2013. All Showcase Series exhibits are free and will be held in the Mutton Gallery.
For more information about the Community Arts Series call (601) 643-8352.