Adaptation by Steven Bogart Wendy Lement
Original Compositions by Mary Bichner
Based on the book The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

Directed by Steven Bogart
Choreography by Patricia Manalo Bochnak
Musical Direction by Mary Bichner

January 30 – February 22, 2015

An original adaption, influenced by Japanese traditions of Kabuki, Noh, and Bunraku puppetry, Pinocchio will surprise and delight audiences of all ages. Mystical creatures, live musicians, and gymnastic choreography make the magical transformation of an animated puppet to a real boy, a dynamic and deeply moving experience. Despite being lured away from his loving home by promises of instant fame, fast money, and a life of fun and leisure, the impetuous Pinocchio must learn what is truly important in life.



Pinocchio – Sirena Abalian
Gepetto – Steven Barkhimer*
Cat – Shelley Bolman*
Blue Fairy – Jordan Clark
Bully – Kai Clifton
Lampwick – Jeremy Oliver, Sherry Ornstein
Cricket – Geoff Van Wyck
Fox – Christopher James Webb*
Blue Fairy Child – Caroline Workman*

Ensemble – Aunnesha Bhowmick, Charlie Clinton, Michelle Finston, Gary Thomas Ng*, Jacqueline Scholl, Carrie Ruxin Shao, Cassie Ruyi Shao, Eddie Shields*, Jeff Song, Sarah Toubes-Marquis, Kaitee Tredway, Ciera-Sadé Wade, Karina Wen, Adam Wintzer


Director – Steven Bogart
Musical Director/Composer – Mary Bichner
Choreographer – Patricia Manalo Bochnak
Set Designer – Cristina Todesco
Costume Designer – Miranda Hoffman
Lighting Designer – David Wilson

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Photos by Kippy Goldfarb


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a Pinocchio that owes more to Kabuki than Disney

-Boston Globe

The Wheelock Family Theatre has transported “Pinocchio” to Japan with a beautiful mingling of Eastern and Western music and gorgeous Japanese imagery

-The Patriot Ledger

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