Starting Friday, students of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will perform their annual production of "Peter and the Wolf" with a live orchestra, vivid original costumes, and surprise guest narrators.
Shows are at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Friday at Herrick Park in East Hampton Village, with a rain date of Saturday, and on Monday at the Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton, with a rain date of Tuesday.
The 25-member Hampton Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Andrew Perea, brings Sergei Prokofiev's beloved score to life with different musical instruments representing each animal character in the ballet. The student performers range in age from 4 to 18. Costumes are by Yuka Silvera and Kate McManus, and choreography is by the school's founder and director, Sara Jo Strickland.
General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. At Herrick Park, premium seating for groups of four or five can be reserved for $100 or $125. Tickets can be purchased at the Hampton Ballet Theatre School's website.