Dramedy. 90-100 minutes. 8-25+ females, 6-25+ males (14-50+ performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older performers, and elementary school and older audiences.
Premiered at Cassidy Park Theatre (Bogalusa, LA). Also available in a one-act version.
The world's most beloved puppet comes to life in this humorous and heartfelt adaption of the Carlo Collodi classic. Geppetto, a lonely toymaker, longs to have a child to call his own; but he soon gets more than he bargained for when Pinocchio—a marionette carved from an enchanted log—springs to life before his eyes! Fast-paced, and filled with humorous characters and audience participation, Once Upon A Pine: The Adventures of Pinocchio reminds audiences of the importance of love, friendship, and honesty. And that's no lie.
"Once Upon a Pine is one of my favorite shows I've ever worked on. There is just something about the story that, even without special effects, is so magical. Our team had the best time creating this show and going from one scene to next and even becoming scenery. This play is definitely for those with creative minds." —Katy Truluck Baronich, Stage Manager, Once Upon a Pine 2016 production