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Classic tale told with puppets at Cloverdale Library

Sunday, January 20th, 2013 | Posted by

The Fratello Marionettes are bringing the classic story of “Peter and the Wolf” to the Cloverdale Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Peter and some of his animal friends. (Courtesy photo)

“Peter and the Wolf” is the story of a mischievous boy who lives with his grandfather. Against his grandfather’s wishes, young Peter wanders out into the meadow to play with his animal friends forgetting his grandfather’s warning about a wolf in the nearby forest.

Sergei Prokofiev wrote “Peter and the Wolf” in 1936 for the Central Children’s Theater in Moscow to introduce children to the instruments of the symphony orchestra. Each character in the story is represented by a different instrument.  These music-based programs are designed to surmount the language barrier.

Puppeteer Kevin Menegus, who founded The Fratello Marionettes in 1989, has a degree in Percussion Performance from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. He and his puppets have performed both nationally and internationally, as well as on major cruise lines such as Crystal Cruises, Holland America and the Silverseas.

There is no admission fee and all ages are welcome. Call the Library at 894-5271 for more information.

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