My Son Pinocchio (Disney's)
The Disney TV film “Geppetto,” with its tuneful Stephen Schwartz score, provided the basis for this expanded stage version. The story of the wooden puppet Pinocchio, magically brought to life by the Blue Fairy, and then going on a quest to become “a real boy,” offers humor, adventure, and a heartwarming conclusion. Pinocchio’s capture by the humorously operatic puppeteer Sromboli, and the sinister temptations of “Pleasure Island,” are colorfully depicted, and a well- animated video created by Timothy Babb is available for the moment Pinocchio and Geppetto are swallowed by the whale.
The expectedly colorful costumes for My Son Pinocchio are designed by Tiia E. Torchia. Characters include Pinocchio (both as wooden puppet and real boy), toymaker Geppetto, the Blue Fairy and her four assistant fairies, evil puppeteer Stromboli, Professor Buonragazzo (inventor of the “perfect child” machine) and his “mini-me” assistant, the carnival barkers of Pleasure Island, and a retinue of animals who help guide Pinocchio along the way.
Supported cast: 5-principal / 8+female / 12+male / 22-young people
Principal size range: Character specific
# Ensemble Bottoms: N/a
# Ensemble Tops: N/a
# of drops: 11
Types of goods: Muslin / scrim / china silk
Size range: 54’x26’ (muslin) / 30’x 16’ (silks)
Shipping: 2- hampers