Date(s) - 1/14/2017
Live on the Stanley Subaru stage at The Grand in Ellsworth on Saturday January 14th at 2:00 pm, TEMPO (The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra) interacts with local teen actors in a theatrical adaptation of Sergei Prokofiev’s classic orchestral fable “Peter and the Wolf!” Tickets are on sale now and are $12 for adults and $8 for youth 12 and under.
This unique play-with-score is directed by Robin Jones, assistant directed and choreographed by Nina Robinson-Poole with orchestral storytelling under the direction of TEMPO’s Rebecca Edmondson. The audience will see a parody of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” that shows a child’s confusion when faced with the adult world. Young adults become animals with colors and dispositions matched from human to animal. The Prokofiev score is incorporated in its entirety throughout the second act played by TEMPO (an orchestra that provides young musicians an opportunity to enhance their skills through performance) with the traditional narration of the score adapted for this production. The cast of local teens include Moxie McBrearity (Grandmother and Narrator), Caleb Leathers (Peter), Brady Kelley (Drushka/Wolf), Savannah Hasham (Anya/Bird), Olivia Davis (Doctor/Cat), Nick Hansen (Ivan/Hunter) and Kayla Hardison (Marya/Duck). In addition to Jones, Robinson-Poole and Edmondson, the production staff includes Kimberly Fitch (Administration, Costumes), Garrett Harris (Sound Tech) and Peter Miller (Tech Design).