PINOCCHIO Makes World Premiere at SteppingStone Theatre, 6/30-7/29


Pinocchio, by Josette Antomarchi and Marc Kotz, Music by Gary Rue, makes its World Premiere debut, June 30-July 29, 2012 at SteppingStone Theatre.

Playwrights Josette Antomarchi and Marc Kotz have gone back to the original Italian story of Pinocchio as inspiration for an entirely new version of the beloved tale. Antomarchi and Kotz have steeped the new play in the traditions of commedia dell¹arte, and it will be full of music, masks and magic.

Pinocchio at SteppingStone Theatre will be both familiar and new to fans of Disney's iconic movie. In going back to the original, the playwrights get to introduce us to characters and stories that didn't appear in the movie, but still stick to the main theme of a marionette learning to listen to his heart and become a "real boy."

SteppingStone Theatre's productions are professionally created and produced, with talents drawn from the best in the Twin Cities and throughout the U.S. The young actors are rigorously trained, but remain fresh and vibrant, bringing their joy and sense of fun to all SteppingStone Theatre's productions. Enjoyed by all ages, adults as well as children, SteppingStone Theatre's productions are affordable, high-quality entertainment.

All performances are in SteppingStone Theatre's new home, a beautifully renovated 100-year-old architectural gem located at 55 Victoria Street North, one block north of Summit Avenue in the Historic Hill District of St. Paul. Performances are appropriate for all ages. SteppingStone Theatre is fully-accessible to persons with disabilities, and has regularly-scheduled ASL & Audio Described performances. Interpreters can be scheduled for other performances at no additional cost upon request.

Ticket Prices: Adults: $14.00; Children & Seniors: $11.00. Groups 20+: $7.00 (scholarships
available). Performance times and tickets are available at (651) 225-9265 or

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