The Adventures of Pinocchio

July 13

August 28, 2011

in CST's Courtyard Theater

music and lyrics by Neil Bartram
book by Brian Hill
directed by Rachel Rockwell

A splendidly designed, sophisticated production... featuring a top-notch cast!

Chicago Sun-Times


The Play

The traditional Italian story of a wooden puppet yearning to be a real boy springs to life with inventive and awe-inspiring puppetry, transforming CST's Courtyard Theater into a larger-than-life, European marionette stage. Carved out of wood by the lonely toymaker Geppetto, Pinocchio tumbles from one disastrous situation to another in search of adventure—only to discover that, in the end, all he really needs is an unselfish heart and the love of his father. Based on Carlo Collodi's classic tale, this world premiere CST Family musical illuminates the bond between parents and children in a magical performance that is sure to enchant audiences of all ages!



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The Adventures of Pinocchio

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The Players

Creative Team

Neil Bartram Music and Lyrics

Brian Hill Book

Rachel Rockwell Director

Kevin Depinet Scenic Designer

Rachel Healy Costume Designer

Jesse Klug Lighting Designer

James Savage Sound Designer

Meredith Miller Puppet Designer & Director

Melissa Veal Wig and Makeup Designer


Skyler Adams Pinocchio

Melody Betts Storyteller

Don Forston Geppetto

Derek Hasenstab Fox

Heidi Kettenring Cat (through July 31)

Ericka Mac Cat (beginning August 3)

Liz Pazik Driver

Ron E. Rains Puppet Master

Dylan Saunders Lampwick

Hannah Sielatycki Mary

Katie Spelman Annette

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