Produced by Lionheart Youth Theatre
with Glass Half Full Theatre and Mother Falcon

From Austin, Texas

About the Company

A new work for young audiences inspired from the Prokofiev classic Peter and the Wolf, with captivating large-scale puppetry by Glass Half Full Theatre and a new instrumental score written and performed live by Mother Falcon, a band NPR describes as "the little orchestra that can seemingly do the impossible." 


This original work introduces the mischievous but fearless Petra, the granddaughter of the fabled Peter.  When a wolf threatens her home and animal friends, her adventures become a showcase of bravery and compassion. Family audiences will walk away from this stunning piece of visual and musical storytelling with a new sense of empathy for the animals that share our earth. 


In-depth and short-term residency and outreach opportunities available for both puppetry and music (appropriate for all ages and experience levels.)  

Best for Grades: 1st-8th

Audience Size: Medium to Large Venues

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Company Background

Lionheart Youth Theatre is a company based in Austin, TX, dedicated to producing and presenting work for young audiences to celebrate the fearlessness and imagination of the next generation. They strive to create collaborative experiences in all artistic mediums that spark joy, ignite community, and inspire young people to find their voice.


The production of Petra & the Wolf unites Lionheart Youth Theatre with the music of Universal Recording Artist Mother Falcon and the critically acclaimed puppetry of Glass Half Full Theatre.


Glass Half Full Theatre creates new works of theatre using the precise physical language of both humans and puppets to address the momentous issues that humankind confronts across the globe. Their stories are designed to travel across linguistic and cultural boundaries to the heart of the imagination, where together with the audience they strive to question, to elevate, and to dream.


Mother Falcon is one of Austin’s most talked about bands, recently described by NPR Music as “sweepingly majestic.” Their classical-crossover pop songs and huge ensemble are starting to make big waves outside of Austin, yet this incredible group of artists is remains dedicated to the young people in their community through their summer rock camp programming.


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Artistic Team

Produced by Lionheart Youth Theatre
Puppetry & Staging by Glass Half Full Theatre

Original Music Composed and Performed by Mother Falcon

Critical Acclaim

The show was incredible….Parents and teachers alike exclaimed that Petra was one of the best productions they had ever seen on our stage.  This production has served as one of the highlights of my 5+ year career presenting at the Paramount and was an astounding success with our audiences. Due to overwhelming demand, we are presenting Petra and The Wolf again in fall 2016…

—Jennifer Luck,

Director of Education & Outreach, Paramount Theatre. Austin, TX

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2016/2017 Dates

See Company Perform Petra & The Wolf in 2016/2017

Monday, December 12 – Friday December 16, 2016, Stateside at the Paramount in Austin, TX


Curriculum Connections

  • Fine Arts: Puppetry, Music, Performance, Composition and Adaptation

  • Science: Animals & our Environment
    Emotional/Social Development: Courage, Community, Empathy


Minimum Technical Requirements

  • Load In Time: 4 hours (with prehang)

  • Crew Needs: four (4) stage hands to assist with the unloading and assembly of scenery, one (1) Master electrician and one (1) sound engineer during load in. Three (3) crew members are required to strike and load out the show.

  • Min. Stage Size: 34’ wide by 28’ deep x 15' height  (production can be adaptable with certain spaces)

  • Sound Needs: A house sound system in good working order that can easily accommodate all of the company’s audio components.

  • Load Out Time: 90 minutes


Outreach and Workshops

Both Short-term and In-depth Residency and Outreach opportunities are available in both puppetry and music (appropriate for all ages and experience levels.)
Sensory Friendly Performances

This performance is available as a “sensory friendly” or “relaxed” performance if arranged with the company in advance and with specific discussion as to what adjustments are necessary for your venue.

ph: 512-477-1859 | fx: 512-477-3908 | email: | P.O. Box 49036 | Austin, TX 78765