Monday, September 25, 2017

The Magic and Music of “Pinocchio” Comes to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Oct. 7


book and lyrics by Bruce Craig Miller
music by Michael Strong

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre, located on MCCC’s West Windsor Campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.
TICKETS: $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and children. 
Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. 
Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater.

What does it take to be a real boy? Youngsters will get the answers in the classic tale of Pinocchio. The award-winning traveling theater company Virginia Rep On Tour presents this enchanting new musical for two shows only as part of the Kelsey Kids Series.

Based on the novel by Carlo Collodi, the show takes young audiences on a journey with Pinocchio, a wooden puppet carved with love by the kindly old woodcarver Geppetto. When his 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.

Tickets for “Pinocchio” are $