The classic tale of an aging toymaker and his beloved wooden puppet is given a touching finish in this Disney gem.  

In Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR., the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto’s, little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs, “When You Wish upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar winner and Grammy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz.

Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toyshop to discover the meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto's wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, the new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of challenges. He struggles to make his son "the perfect boy," only to lose him to a gang of Roustabouts. It is only when faced with the thought of never seeing Pinocchio again that Geppetto truly learns the joys of being a father and loving his child unconditionally.

My Son Pinocchio Jr. is presented in one act.  It is rated G, for all audiences.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Rehearsals will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church.   Dress rehearsals and performances will be in the Meijer Theater at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.   Reserved seat tickets will be available for purchase online.

12/17 – 3:45-6:00 PM REHEARSAL Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC)
12/18 – 3:45-6:00 PM REHEARSAL TUMC

1/7 – 3:45-6:00 PM REHEARSAL TUMC
1/8 – 3:45-6:00 PM REHEARSAL TUMC
1/9 – 3:45-6:00 PM REHEARSAL TUMC
1/10 – 3:45-6:00 PM REHEARSAL TUMC

1/14 – 3:45-6:00 PM REHEARSAL TUMC
1/15 – 3:45-6:00 PM REHEARSAL TUMC
1/16 – 3:45-7:00 PM REHEARSAL TUMC
1/17 – 3:45-7:00 PM REHEARSAL TUMC

1/21 – 3:45-7:00 PM REHEARSAL TUMC
1/22 – 3:45-7:00 PM DRESS REHEARSAL Grand Rapids Public Museum
1/23 – 3:45-7:00 PM DRESS REHEARSAL GRPM

1/24 – 5:30 PM CALL TIME 7:00 PM PERFORMANCE GRPM
1/25 – NIGHT OFF
1/26 – 12:30 PM CALL TIME 2:00 PM PERFORMANCE GRPM
1/27 – 12:30 PM CALL TIME 2:00 PM PERFORMANCE GRPM
and 5:00 PM PERFORMANCE

 

Trinity United Methodist Church  

1100 Lake Drive SE Grand Rapids MI

 
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Audition Information

My Son Pinocchio  Jr. is a single-act musical production.  It is rated G, great for all ages.  Students currently in 6th grade through 9th grade are eligible to be cast in My Son Pinocchio  Jr.

Cast size for My Son Pinocchio Jr. is strictly limited, so online registration is imperative and is first-come-first-served to assure your place in the cast.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday December 11 from 3:30PM until 6:00PM at Trinity Church

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday December 12 from 4:00PM until 6:00PM at Trinity. The callback list will be posted here and on our Facebook page soon after auditions are complete.

Remember, the purpose of auditioning for a stageGR production is not to determine whether you will be in the show, but to identify what role is best suited for your vocal and acting range.  No resume is required.

On audition day, please be prepared to sing 30-60 seconds of any musical theater song, a capella.   At auditions, callbacks and rehearsals, wear comfortable, modest clothing that you can easily move and dance in.   Most of all, prepare to have fun.

Break a leg! 


 

 

 

NAME OF SHOW is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
- See more at the MTI web site.