When a young boy, Peter, comes upon a duck, a bird, a cat, and a wolf as he explores the woods one day, what could possibly go wrong? You can learn the rest of the story by attending St Augustine Ballet’s encore production of Peter and the Wolf at Kirk Memorial Auditorium located at 207 San Marco Avenue in St Augustine. Show times are Friday, May 4 at 7p.m. and on Saturday, May 5 at 2p.m. and 7p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under.
Forty-four dancers representing some of the most talented young ballet dancers from Saint Johns, Duval, and Flagler County take to the stage. Dancer Jennifer Dournaux reprises her role as The Wolf, and arts educator, Tommy Bledsoe returns as The Narrator/Grandfather. Peter and the Wolf was written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936 as a children’s story. It tells the tale of Peter as he ventures out into the meadow against his grandfather’s orders and also serves as an introduction to various instruments in the orchestra with each character represented by a different instrument and melody.
Following a brief intermission, the second half of the program, Spring Variations will showcase a selection of variations from ballet classics including Le Corsaire, La Esmeralda, Agon, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, and La Sylphide.
The St. Augustine Community Ballet is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. The mission of the Ballet is to provide ballet performances to the public while offering local dancers the experience of dancing in classical ballets.
Auditions for St. Augustine Community Ballet’s productions are open to all students of ballet in St. Johns and surrounding counties. Auditions for their next production of the 2012 Nutcracker will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Details about this audition will be announced at a later date.