Story Time Theatre Series
Tri-Cities Opera’s production of
Written by John Davies, this musical production is a great intro to opera & musical theater!
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
$10 Adult; $8 Senior/Student/Child
This musical re-telling of the classic Italian story was adapted and written by renowned arts educator and former Tri-Cities Opera artist, John Davies, who will provide stage direction for this production.
Stepping into a new and unknown world, Pinocchio is hoodwinked by Wolf and Cat and persuaded to disobey his father by skipping school in order to meet Dr. Dulcamara, a loathsome puppeteer. Dulcamara detains Pinocchio with the intention of having him perform with his miraculous mechanical doll, Olympia. The puppet and doll become friends, and when Dulcamara breaks Olympia in a fit of rage, Pinocchio runs home to admit his disobedient behavior and ask his father’s forgiveness. Accompanied by a policeman, Pinocchio and his dad lead the authorities to Wolf, Cat and Dulcamara, and they are run out of town. As Pinocchio resolves to always tell the truth and share his problems with trusted grownups, he and his father head home to repair Olympia and begin life anew as a family of three.
The lively one act opera teaches the value of telling the truth and asking for help, while reminding students it’s important to stay in school.
The Story Time Theatre Series is graciously sponsored by Bates Troy Quality Dry Cleaning and BOOKS with Senator Libous in partnership with Morrisville State College.