Pinocchio: A New Musical
With a jazz and pop score and a 45-minute running time, the mini-musical Pinocchio invites kids to learn and sing along. This debut young-audiences event, featuring an original score by Rene Pfister, director of the Berklee Musical Theater Ensemble, showcases students from the ensemble as well as the Berklee Musical Theater Orchestra. Join the Blues Fairy and the Funky Cricket as they try to help Pinocchio do his best to tell the truth. He will have to escape the Evil Coachman and be sneezed out of the belly of a whale before he finally becomes a real boy.
With songs like "Tell the Band to Kick It, I'm Your Cricket," "Sneezed Out by a Whale" and "I Love My Donkeys," this funky retelling of what it takes to be "real" is fun for the whole family. What makes this event more special during ArtWeek is that participants will be invited to learn one of the songs from the musical before it begins and stay for a post show talk with the performers.