Book and Lyrics by Susan DiLallo
Music by Jeffrey Harris
Based on The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Runtime: 60 min.
Cast: 1F, 4M
Originally commissioned by TheatreworksUSA
Productions: Hangar Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Omaha Theatre for Young People, Kings Theatre Company
This modern re-telling of the classic Italian tale gently explores the theme of adoption. Carved and created by his “adoptive” father, Pinocchio rails against looking different, being teased by classmates, and not having “real” parents – until he learns the true nature of love and parenting.
Orchestration/Accompaniment CD available.
“…the show is colorful and character-driven… But there’s a deeper theme at play here – the story deals most affectingly with the topic of adoption, and how special it is to be chosen,” – The Daily Pilot
Take a look at the script here: PINOCCHIO perusal copy (sample)