The Pinocchio Show
Book by Patrick Rainville Dorn, Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Performed by ages 7-10
When Carla wants to run away from home, she tries to get a job with the mysterious Professor Pinecone and his traveling magical marionette puppet show. She quickly discovers, however, that the position comes with all kinds of strings attached. Once she feels the magical jolt in Professor Pinecone’s handshake, she begins the audition of her life. In this musical play-within-a-play, Carla becomes Pinocchio and improvises her way through the story, meeting a cricket with an attitude, the devious fox and cat, and the sassy Blues Fairy. With fun dialogue, a variety of modern music and a surprise ending, audiences of all ages will enjoy this new twist on an old favorite.