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Pinocchio pops up at Actors Studio

Join Kelowna Actors Studio and World of Yum Magazine February 28 to March 3, 2013 for this family-friendly musical presentation of Disney's classic tale. My Son Pinocchio is a magical mix of heartwarming fairytale and action-packed adventure. 

Follow Pinocchio's journey from an awkward wooden puppet to a real, live boy and be charmed by Geppetto's transformation from demanding creator to a real, live father.

Based upon the classic tale, MY SON PINOCCHIO depicts the famous marionette's adventures from the perspective of his father and creator, Geppetto, who makes a wish on the magical star for Pinocchio to become a real boy so he may have a son of his own. However, Geppetto quickly discovers that being a father isn't quite what he expected. 

Featuring "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings" from the original Walt Disney Motion Picture "Pinocchio" as well as original songs from composer Stephen Schwartz creator of the smash hit Wicked and Godspell.

Pinocchio will be played by Vuk Prodanovic, a true triple threat performer.  Past performances include such shows as Miracle on 34th Street, My Fair Lady, Evita, Annie, South Pacific as well as leads in Children’s  Performance Troupe classes.

Randy Leslie plays toymaker Gepetto. Randy is no stranger to children’s productions as he is the central force behind the implementation of Kelowna Actors Studio’s creative and challenging drama and music programs for children including the Broadway Jr. Series.

Margaret Gobie, director says the show follows the "Pixar model" by offering messages that appeal to youngsters and grown-ups alike. "It really appeals to all ages," says Gobie. "Parents see it and appreciate the creativity, while kids in the audience love the fact that it's the parent learning the lesson for a change."

You will recognize the Disney Story as well as new plot twists including a machine that cranks out perfect children. And then there's the closing melody, a new song about a parent's visceral love for his (or her) children, which will make even the most stoic parents emotional.

Show Times and Dates:

Thursday, Feb. 28, 6pm, 8pm
Friday, March 1, 6pm and 8pm
Saturday, March 2, 11am, 2pm, 6pm
Sun March 3, 2pm

Tickets available online at www.kelownaactorsstudio.com or 250-862-2867

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