Orna Porat Children and Youth Theatre, Tel-Aviv, Israel
„Peter and the Wolf” was written and composed by Sergey Prokofiev in 1936, and is a classical story which has fascinated many generations. The musical piece was originally written for an orchestra and a narrator, while every character was characterized by a different instrument. There are many versions to the piece all over the world. In this version, the orchestral music was adapted into a musical, with singing, acting and movement becoming part of equal value in the performance. The actors are telling the story as a singing and talking chorus.
Orna Porat Theater for Children and Youth is the oldest repertoire theater for the young audience in Israel. The theater was founded in 1970 by actress Orna Porat, and its major goal is to lead the tidings of theatrical art all the children in Israel, intending to impart them aesthetic-artistic as well as humane, national and universal values through their encounter with the artistic creation. Every year the theater produces approximately 20 different plays, which are presented on stage before an audience of 400 thousand viewers in 250 spaces all over the country. As an active and contemporary theatre, Orna Porat Theatre instigates thoughts and creates experience, tries to affect the members of the young Israeli generation as much as possible; to enrich their spiritual world and to nurture them as theater viewers in particular and culture consumers in general.