Hampton Ballet Theatre School Takes On ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Dancers performing in the HBTS production of “Peter and the Wolf.” Credit: Photo courtesy of HBTS.

The ballet, the music, the costumes, the voice. “Peter and the Wolf” is an audience favorite and, in collaboration with the Hampton Festival Orchestra and a surprise guest narrator, the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will bring it to life.

Students age 4 to 18 will dance the ballet, choreographed by Sara Jo Strickland and costumed by Yuka Silvera, and guest artist Adam Baranello will take on the role of Grandfather. The score will be played by the 25-piece Hampton Festival Orchestra, a group of professional musicians from the East End under the conduction of Dr. Andrew Perea.

Performances will be held on Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation, located at 240 Edgemere Street in Montauk, and on Tuesday, July 31, at the Children’s Museum of the East End, located at 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton, at 6 p.m.

“This ballet is a treat for all ages, as Sergei Prokofiev’s famous score introduces all the ballet characters as sounds from musical instruments,” according to a press release. “You will not want to miss this exciting, educational performance.”

Tickets to the Montauk Playhouse performance are $15, and advance tickets to the CMEE performance are $15, or $20 at the door. For more information, call (631) 237-4810 or email visit hamptonballettheatreschool.com.