Opening and Peter and The Wolf
(Introduction from Carnival of the Animals, Saint Saens: white stork, kangaroo, peacock, okapi, gorilla, fishes, lion, lizard, camel, bear, eagle, bear)
Korrina: Hello! I'm Korrina! Today, we are going to our zoo with my gang! Cue the music!
(The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57, Act I: The Tsar's Farewell and Departure, Rimsky-Korsakov: Flip (in a dual role) hops and croaks, Duck dancing, Squirt walks by and oinks, and Pavlov licks the screen.)
(Flying Cow Mobile)
(Variation on Tsar's Farewell and Departure, Rimsky-Korsakov: mute swan, cows, horse, golden retriever, egyptian goose, mute swans, pigs, arctic tern, bulldog, horse, Nara cricket, black swan, cat, harbor seals, horses, dog, canada goose, seagulls, chipmunk, white trevally, Namibia katydid, barn owl)
(Contradance No. 4 in B Flat Major, WoO 14, Beethoven: Roary the Lion, Soapy Yellow Bear, Georgia The Giraffe, Baby Noah the Elephant, Wordsworth the Parrot, Fox, Jane the Monkey, Haydn the Anteater, Jaguar, Tapir, Sizzle the Snake, Korrina Jr. The Tree Frog, Sammy the Sloth, Berta the Butterfly, Bud the Parrot, and Hannah the Hummingbird dance while Polly the Toucan swings on a vine.)
(Plush Monkey, Pull-Back Ladybug, Tiger from Choo Choo Zoo Train, Giraffe Push Puppet, Parrot Plush, Ladybug Push Toy, Mr. Monkey)
(The Bartered Bride, Overture, JB 1:100, Smetana: meerkat, rainbow lorikeets, hoatzin, lionesses, shoal of Atlantic silverside, verreaux's sifaka, monkey, blue and gold macaw, giraffes, elephant, zebras, meerkat, giant panda, orangutan, harpy eagle, grizzly bear, peacock)
Viola Concerto in G Major, TWV 51G9: II. Allegro, Telemann: Rooster wakes up the farm, opening titles, Rooster crows again, opening titles, Rooster crows again this time, opening titles
(Rooster finds Neighton the Horse in a pile of hay)
Korrina: All Right! Before the animal alphabet symphony, let's begin with Peter and the Wolf.
Two: I will be the bird.
Three: I will be the duck.
Owl (from Winnie the Pooh): I will be Peter's Grandfather.
Four: I will be the wolf.
One: I will be the cat.
Kemono Friends (Including Kaban, Serval, Caracal, and Kyururu): WE WILL BE THE WILD ANIMALS!
Serena: I will be Peter.
Korrina: That's a great idea. Now usually before this piece begins, the speaker explains how each person or animal in the story is described by a certain instrument of the orchestra. But, I’m sure you know all that already, don’t you? Well all right-- let’s see if you do. For instance, who is represented by these three French horns?
Korrina: Right, The wolf. And what is this oboe describing?
Korrina: Right again. The duck. And now the flute?
Korrina: You’re batting a thousand. The bird. Now who’s this low character in the clarinet?
Korrina: Right -- the cat. Then, of course, there are these well-known drum beats.
Korrina: What’s that all about? Correct -- the wild animals from Noah’s Ark. Now who is this lumbering old bassoon?
Korrina: The grandfather. My, you really know this piece, don’t you? Well, that’s all of them - except wait: I left out most important one of all - the strings.
Korrina: And that is... Peter himself. I congratulate you on a perfect quiz! And now the story begins. Early one morning, when grandfather was still asleep, Peter opened the gate and went out to the big green meadow.
(Serena opened the gate.)
Korrina: On a branch of a big tree sat a little bird, Peter's friend.
(Two has bird wings.)
Two: All is quiet!
Korrina: Chirped the bird gaily. Of course, all was quiet.
(Two meets Serena.)
Korrina: Just then a duck came waddling round. She was glad Peter hadn't closed the gate and decided to take a nice swim in the deep pond in the meadow.
Korrina: Seeing the duck, the little bird flew down upon the grass and settled next to her.
Two: What kind of bird are you, if you can't fly?
Korrina: Said the bird shrugging his shoulders. To this the duck replied,
Three: "What kind of bird are you, if you can't swim?"
Korrina: And Dived into the pond. The little bird hopping in the shore. Suddenly something caught Peter's attention: He noticed a cat crawling through the grass. The cat thought:
One: That bird is busy arguing, I'll just grab him.
Korrina: Stealthily she crept towards him on her velvet paws.
Serena: AAAAAAAAAH! LOOK OUT!
Korrina: Shouted Peter and the bird immediately flew up into the tree, while the duck quacked at the cat, from the middle of the pond. The cat walked around the tree and thought.
One: "Is it worth climbing up so high? By the time I get there the bird will have flown away."
Korrina: Just then grandfather came out. He was angry because Peter had gone in the meadow.
Owl (from Winnie the Pooh): "It is a dangerous place. If a wolf and his snake army come out of the forest, what would you do then?"
Korrina: Quickly, Peter's grandfather overwhelmed them, and drew them on to evermore dangerous feats, as their work became the only place they could escape the inescapable tragedy of their lives! And so it was, they decided to perform the most dangerous feat ever known to man, beast, and wild bird. Quickly, grandfather took Peter by the hand, locked the gate and led him home.
Owl (Winnie the Pooh): WHY? I just locked the gate.
Korrina: Because we have a tragedy to name.
Owl (Winnie the Pooh): Oh. OK! 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20, get your snake costumes!
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20: OK!
Serena: Rafiki, Makini, Simba, Zazu, Tamaa, Kion, Beshte, Ono, Anga, Bunga, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus), American Mink (Neovison vison), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Striped Skunk, Pronghorn, California Quail, Grizzly Bear, Red Fox, Blue Jay, Cougar, Long-Tailed Weasel, White-Footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus), Ladybug, Virginia Opossum (Didelphia virginiana), Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis), Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius), White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), Moose (Alces alces), Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus), North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum), Arizona Bark Scorpion, American Bullfrog, Mr. Conductor, Tiny, Shiny, Don, Buddy, Captain Barnacles, Kwazii, Peso, Shellington, Dashi, Tweak, Darby, Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Roo, Lumpy, Christopher Robin, Tinga Tinga Animals, Baloo, Little Bear, Mitzi, Mermaid, Owl (from Little Bear), Hen, Duck, Cat, Emily, No Feet, Kyururu, Kaban, Serval, PPP, Fennec, Raccoon, Giant Armadillo, Giant Pangolin, Raccoon, Eastern-Spot Billed Duck, Donkey, Giant Armadillo, Giant Pangolin, Siberian Tiger, Giant Panda, Red Panda, California Sea Lion, Common Botttlenose Dolphin, Domestic Dog, Aardwolf, Campo Flicker, Asian Small-Clawed Otter, Jaguar, Crested Ibis, Alpaca, Tsuchinoko, Sand Cat, Prairie Dog, Beaver, Lion, Moose, Shoebill, Japanese Black Bear, White Rhinoceros, Panther Chameleon, Crested Porcupine, Northern White-Faced Owl, Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Silver Fox, Ezo Red Fox, Reticulated Giraffe, Gray Wolf, Brown Bear, Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey, African Wild Dog, Saltwater Crocodile, Spectacled Caiman, Leopard, Black Leopard, Boss Gorilla, Cheetah, Pronghorn, Greater Roadrunner, Margay, Thomson’s Gazelle, Blue Wildebeest, Western Parotia, Greater Lophorina, Passenger Pigeon, Domestic Pig, Okinawan Habu, and Caracal, Get your animal costumes!
Korrina and Hyena: It is called The Gray Wolf caught by the rope with Dynamite Over his rope when animals from Noah's Ark come out of the forest, caught by Peter on the Tree, and it is the most dangerous feat ever known to man, beast, and wild bird!
Korrina: No sooner had Peter gone then danger is coming, out of the woods came a big gray wolf and his snake army! In a twinkling, the cat climbed up into the tree. The duck quacked and in her excitement jumped out of the pond.
Three: AAAAAAH! Help ME!
Korrina: But no matter how hard the duck tried to run, she couldn't escape the wolf. He was getting nearer... nearer... catching up with her... And then he got her and with one gulp swallowed her!
(When Four throws Three into the water a reference to Scar throwing Mufasa from The Lion King, a humpback whale swallowed Three a reference to a whale swallowing Pinocchio from Pinocchio.)
One, Two, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty, Max, Viola, Valerie, Dawn, and May: NOOOOOOOOOOO!
Three: I'm inside a whale! Get me out!
Korrina: Oh dear. Now this is how things stood: the cat was sitting on one branch, the bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and round the tree, looking at them with orange eyes. In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the gate watching all that was going on. He ran home, got a strong rope. and climbed up the high stone wall. One of the branches of the tree around which the wolf was walking stretched out over the wall. Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree. Peter said to the bird...
Serena: Fly down and circle over the wolf's head. Only take care that he doesn't catch you.
Two: On it! Wheeeeee!
Korrina: The bird almost touched the wolf's head with his wings while the wolf snapped angrily at him, this side and that side! The snakes including rattlesnake try to eat the bird, but the wolf's snapping made the snakes create organic fruit. How that bird teased the wolf and the snakes! How that wolf wanted to catch him! But the bird was clever, and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it. Meanwhile, Peter made a lasso and carefully letting it down and down, and down, and down, caught the wolf by the tail and pulled WITH ALL HIS MIGHT! Feeling himself caught, the wolf began to jump wildly trying to get loose. But Peter tied the other end of rope to the tree, and the wolf's jumping only made the rope round his tail tighter.
Four: Please, let me go home!
Korrina: Yelled the wolf.
Four: And I will never ever come here again!
Korrina: Just then, the wild animals from Noah's Ark came out of the forest. When they see the wolf and his snake army, they charge, roar, howl, screech and squawk trying to eat and catch the wolf and snakes!
Serena: DON'T KILL HIM! DON'T KILL HIM!
Korrina: Yelled Peter.
Serena: We have caught the wolf! Now, you should help us take him to the zoo!
Wild Animals: OK! That's good!
Korrina: Quickly, the beavers make a large cage for the wolf. When the wolf went to the cage, off they went! Imagine the triumphant procession to the zoo! Peter at the head. After him the wild animals leading the wolf. And winding up the whole procession grandfather and the cat.
Owl (from Winnie the Pooh): I shook my head wildly. Well, and if Peter hadn't caught the wolf? What would if happen then?
Korrina: Above them flew the Bird chirping merrily.
Two: "My, what brave fellows we are, Peter and I! Look what we have caught!"
Korrina: And if one you'll would listen very carefully, you can hear the duck quacking inside the whale.
Three: Let me out!
(The whale blows Three to the parade.)
Korrina: Because the whale resembling strong, protective, and mighty had swallowed her alive!
(Applause from Neighborhood Animals and Baby Neptune; the puppets all nodded their heads in the audience.)
Spectacled Caiman: That was great!