I received tickets to this show for my review. All opinions are my own.
Pinocchio dreams of being a real boy, but will the all-too-tempting delights of puppet shows and Playland be too much? When Geppetto is swallowed by a whale, it is up to this little wooden puppet to show his courage. Our inventive spin on the classic tale of Pinocchio proves the right four actors, a stage full of construction materials, and your imagination is all that’s needed to bring this perennial favorite to new life. Directed by Greg Banks (The Jungle Book, Huck Finn), this surprising theatrical experience promises to be a performance you’ll never forget – wood we lie to you?
Pinocchio is such a classic tale, you would think it would be hard for a theatre to pull of a great twist on the story. But you would be wrong. The Children’s Theatre tells the story of Pinocchio in a whole new way, from a whole new perspective.
My son Ruben (6) and I had SO much fun making the Children’s Theatre Company’s production of Pinocchio a date night! When we got there, Minneapolis Institute of Art was having their Third Thursday– so we were greeted with live music and many faces enjoying the perfect summer evening.
We love a chance to get into the city and enjoy some culture- and Pinocchio didn’t disappoint. I really enjoyed the music- one guy playing a bunch of instruments- it was simple yet fantastic. My son really enjoyed how the actors pull you into the story- when you visit The Children’s Theatre Company, you often get to play an interactive role here and there to the story. This is GREAT for little ones and helps them extend their attention span. I also love this theatre because people smile at you while you pull out your crying baby and the shows are geared towards the young (and the young at heart.)
Pinocchio was inventive, charming, and unique, and we both gave it two thumbs up! Be sure to grab tickets for your family today!
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