Pinocchio at Children’s Theatre Company G I V E A W A Y

Miss E and I had the opportunity to attend opening night of Pinocchio at Children’s Theatre Company on Friday night.

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I had thought about watching Pinocchio with her before we went to the play or even finding the story somewhere as I wasn’t sure she was all that familiar but we ran out of time. Lucky for us, it wouldn’t have much mattered.

Pinocchio dreams of being a real boy, but will the all-too-tempting delights of puppet shows and Playland be too much? When Geppetto is swallowed by a whale, it is up to this little wooden puppet to show his courage. Our savvy spin on the classic tale of Pinocchio proves the right four actors, a stage full of construction materials, and your imagination is all that’s needed to bring this perennial favorite to new life. Directed by Greg Banks (The Jungle Book, Huck Finn), this surprising theatrical experience promises to be a performance you’ll never forget – wood we lie to you?

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The Pinocchio storyline at CTC isn’t necessarily the familiar one. It requires a lot of imagination. It’s a creative play on the story and has just five characters who switch roles and places throughout.

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The story is engaging and very physical. Of course, what show with Reed Sigmund and Dean Holt in it isn’t?

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There is some audience interaction, which is always really fun for the kids.

Elise Langer plays Pinocchio {and she did in the 2013 play at CTC too} and does a phenomenal job. She’s super believable and engaging.

I would recommend Pinocchio for ages kindergarten and up. Because the story does require some imagination and creative thinking, I think that toddlers and real young children might have a hard time sitting.

The show is 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. As usual, cookies from Patricks are for sale {as well as other refreshments} before and after the show and intermission. Skip the line and order before the play begins and save yourself some time.

Don’t be alarmed when the lobby appears to be under renovation, once Pinocchio begins, it will all make sense.

Planning on seeing Pinocchio with your kids? My readers are invited to purchase $20 tickets right here.

Pinocchio is on stage at Children’s Theatre Company through August 14.

Children’s Theatre Company is also giving ONE of my readers one family four pack of tickets to Pinocchio. You can enter the Rafflecopter giveaway right here:

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Disclosure: We were invited to opening night of Pinocchio for review purposes due to a relationship we share with Children’s Theatre Company. All opinions expressed are mine.

Comments

  1. Christie Dewey says:

    Our favorite play so far has been Cinderella! It was the first one I took my girls to a few years ago, I can’t wait to bring them again this winter! :)

  2. Fun! I bet my son would love this! I can’t remember the name but we saw the Scarecrow play (thanks to you!) awhile back and we loved it! He’s also gone with school a few times and had really enjoyed everything he’s seen!

  3. We have never been to CTC!

  4. Allison S says:

    We have never been!

  5. Michelle Campbell says:

    We’ve never been but I’m dying to take the kids. I think they’d love it!

  6. My favorite so far is 5000 hats of barthalamew cubbins (or something like that)