"The Adventures of Pinocchio," the tale of a puppet that wanted to be a real boy, has emerged as one of the most iconic works of children's literature, having been translated into more than 240 languages. The original was written by Carlo Collodi in 1883, but is most known from Disney's animated adaptation in 1940. Theatre Young Kids Enjoy (TYKEs) brings its own spin to the classic story with "My Son Pinocchio." Expect songs from the Disney movie, such as "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings." Geppetto, the Blue Fairy, Stromboli, and other favorite characters will also take the stage for this action-packed adventure story.
Performances take place at the Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave., on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6. Saturday's performance will take place at 2 p.m. and Sunday performances will be at 11 a.m. (ASL interpreted) and 2 p.m. Tickets prices are $16 per person. For more information and to order tickets, visit tykestheatre.org or call 461-2000.