Storybook Theater presents adapted Pinocchio.
In the classic, the little puppet boy is indeed wooden, with a yearning to be a real boy who can read, run and have friends like other children.
But in this story, Pinocchio's so-called friends have other ideas.
Pinocchio's friends, the clever Cat and Fox, are not so sure they want to lose their eager-to-please talking puppet friend to the world of real children.
Cat and Fox develop a devious plan for Pinocchio to keep things the way they are.
The question is, can Pinocchio tell the truth and learn from his mistakes?
Can Pinocchio outwit his friends or will he remain wooden forever, with a nose that grows?
Storybook Theater's productions are geared toward kids ages 3 to 10.
The shows are 55-minute musicals known for their upbeat tunes, whimsical costumes and sets, and charismatic characters.
Storybook uses updated fairy tales to deliver life messages, all the while engaging the young audience in an interactive musical theater experience.
Cast members ask occasional questions of the audience, sometimes seek advice and on occasion ask for volunteers to come on stage to help out.
This production was updated and adapted by Storybook founding artistic director Lani Brockman with music and lyrics by production coordinator Susan Bardsley.
"Pinocchio" plays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundayat the Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett.
Tickets are $10. Call 425-820-1800 or go to www.storybooktheater.org.
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