The Adventures of Pinocchio
The Adventures of Pinocchio
Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram | Book by Brian Hill
The traditional Italian story of a wooden puppet yearning to be a real boy springs to life with inventive and awe-inspiring puppetry. Carved out of wood by the lonely toymaker Geppetto, Pinocchio tumbles from one disastrous situation to another in search of adventure—only to discover that, in the end, all he really needs is an unselfish heart and the love of his father. Based on Carlo Collodi's classic tale, this family musical illuminates the bond between parents and children in a magical performance that is sure to enchant audiences of all ages!

Suggested Audience Age Range: Ages 5 and Up
Running Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes; No Intermission
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We are pleased to announce the additions of  GARFIELD, The Musical with Cattitude and Mad Libs Live! to our Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Collection! read more
R&H Theatricals is proud to announce the launch of a new collection of titles for Young Audiences. All of the titles in the Theatre For Young Audiences (TYA) series have a run-time of approximately 60 minutes and are designed for adults to perform for an audience of children.  read more

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“This show deals with such complex matters as making choices, dealing with one’s conscience, balancing love with appetite, realizing the importance of education, learning about work and money and the chicanery encountered in the outside world. Yet it never forgets to have fun."

— Chicago Sun Times, March 01, 2012

“Pinocchio is a delight both for those who are initially seeing the classic tale (written by Carlo Collodi in 1883), and for those who will be revisiting it in this new, innovative version."

— Chicago Critic, March 01, 2012

“The Adventures of Pinocchio” is an excellent production fit for the whole family”

— Chicago Stage Standard, March 01, 2012
"A work of real substance... and adults interested in new musicals are just as much the target... when there is this level of craft involved, kids will go along for an honest ride anywhere you want to take them." — Chicago Tribune, March 01, 2012
"Genuine, flawless family fun!" — Chicago Theater Beat, March 01, 2012

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STANDARD

  • THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Rehearsal Set (26 Books)
    • 12 – Libretto
    • 14 – Piano-Vocal
  • THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Orchestration (3 Books/3 Players)
    • 1 – Keyboard
    • 1 – Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe)
    • 1 – Percussion - Drum Kit, Cymbal, Triangle, Woodblock, Bell Tree, Snare, Sleigh Bells, Cowbell, Light Shaker, Ratchet, Mark Tree, Timpani, Orchestra Chimes, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Keyboard 2 (originally written for a player who played the pitched percussion on a MalletKay and played keyboard.)
  • THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Libretto 10-Pack (20 Books)
    • 10 – Libretto
    • 10 – Piano-Vocal

ADDITIONAL

  • THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Pre-Production Pack (3 Books)
    • 1 – Libretto
    • 2 – Piano-Vocal

Cast Requirements for The Adventures of Pinocchio

PRINCIPALS
5 Men
5 Women

CHARACTERS
The Storyteller/Fairy – a maternal and mysterious woman
Geppetto – a kindhearted widower
Pinocchio – a cocky young puppet
The Puppet Master – a down and out showman
Mary – a poor excuse for a puppet
Annette – another of the same
The Fox – a “business” man
The Cat – his dimwitted moll
Lampwick – an unruly brat
The Driver – a sturdy coachwoman

(All of the above may double as ensemble members with the exception of The Storyteller/Fairy, Geppetto and Pinocchio.)

Set Requirements for The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio takes place once upon a time.

Scene 1: Geppetto’s Workshop, the Town Square & a Puppet Theatre
Scene 2: Geppetto’s Workshop
Scene 3: Various Puppet Theatres Throughout The Land
Scene 4: The Town Outskirts
Scene 5: A Road Outside of Town
Scene 6: The Town Outskirts & Terra di Ragazzi
Scene 7: A Beach
Scene 8: The Open Seas
Scene 9: Terra di Ragazzi & the Oceanside
Scene 10: The Belly of a Fish & the Beach

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Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Now Available at R&H Theatricals
R&H Theatricals is proud to announce the launch of a new collection of titles for Young Audiences. All of the titles in the Theatre For Young Audiences (TYA) series have a run-time of approximately 60 minutes and are designed for adults to perform for an audience of children.  Read More

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©Year By R&H Theatricals. This production was videotaped by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals for archival purposes only. All Rights Reserved. WARNING: Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of copyrighted motion pictures, videotapes or videodiscs. Criminal copyright infringement is investigated by the FBI and may constitute a felony with a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a $250,000.00 fine. This Video is provided to you for private, organizational and home viewing purposes only. By accepting the Video, you agree not to authorize or permit the Video to be copied, distributed, broadcast, telecast or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed.

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