Performances are scheduled for Oct. 19-23 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. The production will be performed in Italian with English subtitles. In a statement Compagnia della Rancia artistic director Saverio Marconi said, "We are thrilled to bring a piece of Italian heritage and culture to America with the timeless messages of embracing differences and the importance of family found in Pinocchio."
Pinocchio The Italian Musical is based on the popular Italian fairytale, "The Adventures of Pinocchio," written in 1881 by Carlo Collodi. This modern musical adaptation features "a diverse genre of music, including rock ballads, operetta, canzone, hip-hop and Latin –and is ideal for children and adults of all ages," according to press notes.
Tickets are $87, $70 and $47. To purchase tickets call (212) 772-4448 or visit The Kaye Theater at Hunter College, which is located at 695 Park Avenue. For more information visit www.pinocchiotheitalianmusical.com.