Cassidy Youth Theatre Presents Pinocchio

The Cassidy Youth Theatre will present Pinocchio on two December Saturdays.

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 – 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

Rick Haase handles Public Relations and Special Projects in the Office of Parma Heights Mayor Michael P. Byrne

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Volume 9, Issue 12, Posted 10:14 AM, 12.01.2017