The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet announces a special community outreach performance of the short ballet Peter and the Wolf, with music by composer Sergei Prokofiev.

Peter and the Wolf tells the story of a young boy and a particularly adventurous day in the forest. It was composed in order to teach young children about instruments and orchestration: each character in the story is connected to a particular instrument and has its own musical theme.

Peter and the Wolf also marks the stage debut of 43 special young dancers from J.S. Clark and Forest Hill Elementary Schools. These second, third and fourth graders are participating in the fourth year of the “Chance to Dance” outreach project created by Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet and the Volunteers of America’s LightHouse program.

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s Senior Apprentice Company will headline Peter and the Wolf. The corps de ballet includes members of SMB’s Senior and Junior Companies and the “Chance to Dance” participants. The ballet is choreo­graphed by Artistic Director Kendra Meiki.

The performance will be at 6 :30 p.m. Friday, March 11 in the Riverview Theater. Reserved tickets are $12 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. Reserved tickets are available at or by calling 318.221.8500. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under. General admission tickets are available at the door prior to the performance.