Cassidy Youth Theatre Presents Pinocchio
The Cassidy Youth Theatre will present Pinocchio with performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, December 9 and 16, 2017.
Written by Diana Kullgren and Directed by Alyssa Herbell, the production features the following cast members:
Gepetto – Matthew Piatak Pinocchio – Christian Valdez Jennifer Cricket – Michaela Fischer
Master Cherry – Nathan Niedzwiecki Blue Princess – Katie Steim Rosina, a widow – Paige Bradford
Maria (Rosina's Daughter) – Samantha Mash Teresa (Rosina's Daughter) – Frances Pawuk
Marietta (puppet) – Erin Dineen Pierretta (puppet) – Elise Miller Honest John, a fox – Aidan Glass
Dodo, a cat – Joanne Norman Policewoman – Hailey Peterseim Baker's Wife – Brianna Koenig
Mayor's Wife – Myaliah Rojas Gina, Townsperson – Grace Wallace Della, Townsperson – Kaiden Bruno
Angelina, Tonsperson – Samantha Bania Antonia, Townsperson – Cheyenne Hamm
Bella, Townsperson – Alisia Ortiz
Lampwick – Amanda Nehoda Spike – Sienna Torres Leah – Gianna Colagiovanni Carla – Brianna Koenig
Dominica – Allison Salvo Donkey – Kaiden Bruno
TEACHER AND FISH
Teacher – Jessica Savchuk Deanie the Sardine – Sienna Hamm Jelly the Jellyfish – Sophie Turkson
Angie the Angelfish – Kaylee Perez Sunny the Sunfish – Payton Merlino Starry the Starfish – Julia Ziel
Goldie the Goldfish – Chloe Court Tiny the Shrimp – Cortlynn Cyrus
Pinocchio is the classic tale of a puppet brought to life by magic. An old wood-carver named Geppetto receives a piece of wood to build a chair for the Mayor. However, when he starts to carve it, the wood speaks and says it wants to be a puppet! Geppetto carves the wood into a puppet and names it Pinocchio. Brought to life by the Blue Princess, a puppet without strings has a lot to learn. Can Pinocchio learn to be good and finally become a real boy?
The Cassidy Theatre was founded in 1974 with the mission to enrich the multicultural life of the Greater Cleveland area by providing a diverse theatre arts program that entertains, informs and educates. Now in its 41st season, Cassidy is proud to remain steadfast in this mission and continue the tradition of excellence in bringing quality productions, performances and special events to the Northeast Ohio community.
From classic dramas and slapstick comedies to modern Broadway musicals and whimsical family fare, The Cassidy Theatre offers exceptional entertainment and artistic opportunities to the diverse and multigenerational audiences in the area.
"The mission of Cassidy Theatre is to enrich the multicultural life of the Greater Cleveland area by providing a diverse theatre arts program that entertains, informs and educates."
The Cassidy Theatre is sponsored in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
Rick Haase handles Public Relations and Special Projects in the Office of Parma Heights Mayor Michael P. Byrne