Tickets are now on sale for the Brookings-Harbor Community Theater youth production of “Pinocchio.”
The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the Harbor Performing Arts Center. The show will run Friday, Jan. 20 as well, with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 and 21.
Author Kathryn Schultz Miller opens the story with Geppetto, a lonely wood-carver surrounded by toys and wooden marionettes, who makes a wish to his Lucky Star, for a real son of his own. Soon, a wooden toy comes to life, his own son, Pinocchio! With Hickory Cricket by his side and magical help from the Blue Fairy, Pinocchio begins a grand adventure filled with tricksters and trials along the way. Pinocchio meets Fibber the Fox, Lefty the Cat, Lampwick, and no-good buddies in the Land of Toys. Will Pinocchio save Geppetto from the belly of the whale? Will he ever prove that he is good enough to become a Real Boy?
The show is full of fun, audience participation and an old moral dilemma for the audience to help resolve, said co-directors Dori Blodgett. Of course the tale wouldn’t be complete without the not-so-true tales from Pinocchio; just how big will his nose grow?
Directors Blodgett and Katherine McPherson bring this fairy tale to life on stage for a new generation of children to enjoy.
The cast includes Maya Primich, Megan Pearson, Karman Mann, Felix Fernandez, Nate Campbell, John Graves, Ally Graves and Teryn Van Maren as the toys and the fish are played by Eden Van Maren, Lauren Pieper and Amber Van Maren.
The puppets and puppeteers include Everett Van Maren, Emily Mann, Ally Moffit, Miki Dingle, Destiny LaVelle, Sarah Scott, Julia Scott, Layla Gagnon, Daisha Nidiffer, and Nikki Campbell.
Pinocchio is played by Daniel Pearson. Pinocchio’s leading characters include: Daisy Moffit as Lorenza the Magnifica, Tyler Freeman as Geppetto, Silas Pieper as Hickory Cricket, Lilly Stockton as Ivana, Claire Penree as Lucky Star, Shawntisha Bailey as Blue Fairy, Brittney Lawson as Fibber the Fox, Megan Hulen as Lefty the Cat, Micah Teague as Lampwick, Ashton Chapman as Coachman, Camden Geotze as Jack and Ella Campbell as Jill.
Crew members are Alia Graves on lights, Jacque Graves on sound and Tiffany Van Maren as stage manager, assisted by Suzanne Graves.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth younger than 18 and may be purchased in advance at Wright’s Custom Frame Shop in Brookings and New Wave Video in Harbor. Harbor Performing Arts Center is located in the Brookings Harbor Shopping Center, 97900 Shopping Center Avenue in Harbor. Reservations may be made at 541-469-4700 or 541-661-2473.