Everyone’s favorite knothead gets an extreme makeover in this updated adaptation of the classic Pinocchio.

March, 2020
Date to be announced

Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm. Seating begins 30 minutes before curtain.

Director to be announced.

If you are interested in directing or working with our Youth Theater program, please contact Youth Theater Committee Chair Doug Meyers at drmeyers14@sbcglobal.net.


Location

The Middle School at Parkside’s Kiesel Auditorium
2400 Fourth St. Jackson, MI 49203

Synopsis (About the Musical)

When Carl, a teenager, wants to run away from home, he applies for a job with the mysterious Professor Pinecone and his traveling magical marionette puppet show. He quickly discovers, however, that the position comes with all kinds of strings attached. In this play-within-a-play, Carl becomes Pinocchio and improvises his way through the story, meeting some familiar characters — including a cricket with an attitude, the devious fox and cat and the memorable Blues Fairy — as well as some new ones. With the help of this eclectic cast, Carl stumbles upon life’s lessons as he’s forced to make important decisions.

Family-Friendly Status

This production is rated G. Families welcome!

About Youth Theater

Youth theater productions are open to all Jackson County 3rd-9th grade youth, no experience necessary! Learn more on our Youth Theater FAQ page.

Tickets

Ticket prices to be announced.

Tickets may be purchased at the door only, cash only.

Cast

To be announced. Check out our Auditions page if you’re interested in being part of this production!

Production Team

To be announced. If you are interested in directing or working with our Youth Theater program, please contact Youth Theater Committee Chair Doug Meyers at drmeyers14@sbcglobal.net.

Working Behind the Scenes

If you are interested in being helping build, paint the set, or work back stage, contact us at admin@centerstagejackson.org. We’d love to have you join us, no experience necessary!

Location Info & Directions

From the North or South:
Follow US-127 to the I-94 interchange. Do not take I-94 but keep going straight. The Jackson Crossing shopping plaza will be on you right. Travel south approximately 3.5 miles on West Avenue until you reach a traffic circle. Parkside is on your right. The auditorium is on the northeast corner of the building, nearest the traffic circle. The entrance to the auditorium is on the east side of the building under the large Middle School at Parkside sign near the flying eagle statue, but can also be accessed from the large parking lot on the north side of the building (within view of the domed Field House).

From the East or West:
Follow I-94 to exit 138. Exit south toward Jackson. The Jackson Crossing shopping plaza will be on you right. Travel south approximately 3.5 miles on West Avenue until you reach a traffic circle.  Parkside is on your right. The auditorium is on the northeast corner of the building, nearest the traffic circle. The entrance to the auditorium is on the east side of the building under the large Middle School at Parkside sign near the flying eagle statue, but can also be accessed from the large parking lot on the north side of the building (within view of the domed Field House).

Contact

Doug Meyers at drmeyers14@sbcglobal.net or (517) 539-4118.


NO STRINGS ATTACHED
Book by Patrick Rainville Dorn
Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur