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Leslie Law, Kevin Benedict and David Silverman. Chris Bennion.

Pinocchio (Henry)

Carlo Collodi, author
Chad Henry, playwright & composer


4 female, 4 male (20 characters doubled)
Originally produced in SCT’s 96-97 season
Audience Recommendation: all ages


This fast-paced musical, set in colorful 19th Century Italy tells the familiar story of an impish puppet who longs to be a real boy. Willful and disobedient, help, runs away from the kindly Geppeto to see the world with con artists Fox and Cat. Pinocchio’s wild adventures take him from a sinister puppet theatre, to Busy Beeville, menacing Funland, and finally into the belly of a whale, where he barely escapes with the help of the Blue Fairy to return home, change his ways, and become a real boy. With rollicking songs, comedy, suspense, and warmth.

“Henry’s tunes and lyrics are so catchy they should be reprised before Geppetto’s naughty little marionette finally settles down to a bona fide boyhood.” -Seattle Times

Voted Best Original Score of 2002 by the Seattle Times.

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $100 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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