Justin Locke Productions

Welcome to the Peter VS. the Wolf FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page! This hilarious courtroom comedy is the perfect piece for your next family or gala pops concert. Any questions, please call Justin Locke at 781- 330-8143 or email justinlocke1@gmail.com.

On this page you will find answers to . . . Peter VS. the Wolf FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions), like:
what is the orchestration, how to rent it/ get score and parts, technical stuff, etc. etc.

"It seems difficult to imagine a sequel to Prokofiev's 'Peter and the Wolf' that does justice to the original. But with 'Peter VS. the Wolf,' Justin Locke has done just that--
and then some."
---Boston Patriot Ledger


This piece includes the music of the original Prokofiev tale and is offered on a "produce-it-yourself" basis. It has been performed by dozens of orchestras all over the United States, and was recently given European and South American premieres. It is one of several such works published by Justin Locke Productions.

Peter VS. the Wolf FAQ's

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What is Peter VS. the Wolf?

PVTW is a one-hour family and pops concert piece for orchestra and four actors.

Who wrote the music?

Prokofiev wrote the music. Peter VS. the Wolf uses the music of Peter AND the Wolf.

What is the show about? Is this just another re-telling of Peter and the Wolf?

NO. Peter VS. the Wolf is the SEQUEL to Peter and the Wolf. This is the story of the Wolf's trial. In this new story, the Wolf runs into the concert hall after breaking out of the zoo. He pleads his case with the audience, claiming he was "framed," and proceeds to tell the story of his trial. Lights come up on the stage; there is the orchestra and a courtroom. The District Attorney and Peter proceed to prosecute the wolf, but the wolf is too clever for them; he calls EACH INSTRUMENT TO THE STAND and cross-examines them; in the midst of the courtroom comedy every instrument of the orchestra is demonstrated and explained. The dizzy judge tosses out the instruments' testimony, leading to a rousing finish complete with dixieland music, surprise witnesses, spontaneous confessions, and pardons from the governor.

How do I get a perusal score?

Call me to discuss and I will get you what you need. We don't normally send out perusal scores, as the music is all from the standard literature and mostly from Peter and the Wolf. We do send out scripts, but the fastest way to get a copy is to simply print out the synopsis and script page. (Just go to the page, click on "file" in your web browser, and hit "print." It's about 24 pages long.) Call me at [int'l: 001] 781 330 8143, and we'll deal.

What is the orchestration?

The orchestration is the same as that of Peter and the Wolf: single woodwinds, three horns, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussion, and strings. (There are some added perc instruments, but not added perc players.)

Do you supply sheet music?

Absolutely. All rentals of the show include use of a score and a complete set of parts, including a "witness stand" part so the musicians don't need to memorize anything. The roadmap is crystal clear, with all the musican's spoken dialogue included in the books. The parts also include all the incidental music. A sound effects file/CD is also included.

Who has performed it?

Peter VS. the Wolf has been performed by orchestras of every size all over the United States, including the Symphonies of Minnesota, Phoenix, Spokane, Lubbock, Helena, and Nashville. It has also been done in Australia, Europe, and South America. It has been done by professional, community, college, and high school orchestras.

How do I produce it?

Peter VS. the Wolf is offered on a "produce-it-yourself" basis. Most of my clients simply hire a local theater director to provide the actors. This gives you complete control over your production, and it saves the costs of hiring a travelling show. Once the actors have rehearsed, professional orchestras can put it together with one 3 hour orchestra rehearsal.

How much does it cost?

The eternal question. Before giving out numbers, well, like any show rental I need to know about your production, things like expected attendance, cost of admission, or you a pro/amateur group, etc. etc. I am guiding by the Rotary Club principle "Is it fair to all concerned?" Send me an inquiry and I will ask you a few questions and then give you a price.

Note For performances of PVTW in Germany, everything goes thru Sikorski Musikverlag.

"'Peter VS. the Wolf' is the liveliest introduction to orchestral instruments I've ever heard." --Syracuse Post Standard

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To find out more:

EMail justinlocke1@gmail.com or call [001] 781-330-8143. You can send snailmail to Justin Locke B5 50 Wells Road Lincoln MA 01773

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781 330 8143

50 Wells Road Unit B5 Lincoln MA 01773 USA