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Magic and Music of ‘Pinocchio’ Comes to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Oct. 7

9/19/17


Woodcarver Geppetto and his real boy, Pinocchio.

West Windsor, N.J. – What does it take to be a real boy? Youngsters will get the answers in the classic tale of “Pinocchio,” coming to Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre.  The award-winning traveling theater company Virginia Rep On Tour presents this enchanting musical for two shows only as part of the Kelsey Kids Series on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Based on the novel by Carlo Collodi, with book and lyrics by Bruce Craig Miller and music by Michael Strong, the show takes young audiences on a journey with Pinocchio, a wooden puppet carved with love by the kindly old woodcarver Geppetto. When the puppet suddenly springs to life, Geppetto is surprised and delighted, ready to treat Pinocchio like a son and give him a place to call home. But the mischievous Pinocchio has other ideas and sets off on a series of fantastical adventures. Will he escape the conniving Fire Eater and the Giant Dogfish, and get what he realizes he wants most – to be a real boy? 

Previously known as Theatre VI, Virginia Rep celebrates over 40 years as a nonprofit, professional theater. Based in Richmond, Virginia, the company has presented exciting and innovative theatrical productions for young audiences since 1975. In addition to shows at its home theater, Virginia Rep On Tour performs plays and musicals at hundreds of venues nationwide annually.

Tickets are $10 for children and seniors, and $12 for adults. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater.

For a complete listing of children's and adult events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

2017-18 Kelsey Schedule
Kelsey Theatre Website
Audition Information
Theatre Workshops for Children and Teens


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