1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version
The classic tale of an aging toymaker and his beloved wooden puppet is given a touching finish in this Disney gem. (60 Minute Version for Young Performers)
In Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR., the classic tale of toymaker
Geppetto’s little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical,
which retells the
classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the
beloved classic songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No
Strings,” alongside a
host of new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner and master
melodist Stephen Schwartz, tackling timely issues about what it means to
be “the perfect
child” – and what it means to be “a real father.”
Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as
Geppetto journeys beyond the toy shop to discover the meaning of family.
When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto's wish to bring his beloved puppet
to life, the new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of
challenges. He struggles to make his son "the perfect boy" only to lose
him to a gang of Roustabouts. It is only when faced the thought of never
seeing Pinocchio again that Geppetto truly learns the joys of being a
father and loving your child unconditionally.
Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR. is perfect for a dynamic cast of middle school
performers and is a magical mix of heartwarming fairy tale and
action-packed adventure. Audiences will love following Pinocchio's
journey from an awkward wooden puppet to a real live boy and will be
charmed by Geppetto's transformation from demanding creator to real live
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The musical that garnered the most Tony nominations is The Producers, the new Mel Brooks musical (2001), with 15. Company (1971) received 14 nominations and won six Tonys.