Peter VS. the Wolf is usually done by symphony orchestras on their family concerts in partnership with a local theater group. Sets and costumes are very simple. The "tech" for the show, as well as general info for production, is listed below:
Orchestration is the same as Peter AND the Wolf): oboe, flute, clarinet, bassoon, 3 horns, trumpet, trombone, 2 perc, strings. Note Perc plays trap set and additional instruments.
Length: Approximately 60 minutes
Target Audience: Ages 3 and up; very appropriate for family audiences, very entertaining for adults as well.
Music for this production is the original music and narration of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," with some minor cuts. There are also some brief excerpts from the standard orchestral literature. Complete score and parts are included in rentals.
The District Attorney
Court Reporter (child)
The Orchestra, the Conductor, and the Audience
Peter is played by a boy age 8-12. The Court Reporter can be either a boy or a girl, although a girl is recommended to balance with Peter.
Costumes---for Wolf, Peter, DA, and Judge
Judge's bench / Various tables and chairs (a courtroom)
Large gavel with foam rubber head (inflatable baseball bat is acceptable)
A large "Maalox" bottle
Sound system for microphones and two sound cues (CD of sound effects is included in rental package)
Wireless microphones for Wolf and DA;
Desk/stand mikes for Judge, Witness Stand, Peter, and Court Reporter
Stand lights for orchestra (optional; only if required by staging)