See 'My Son Pinocchio' this weekend at the Stadium

See 'My Son Pinocchio' this weekend at the Stadium

Encore Kids present Disney's "My Son Pinocchio" at the Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Admission is $16. Call the box office at 401-762-4545. Above, Gepetto, played by Joe Spirito, and Pinocchio, played by Joshua Slaney, will collect your new, unwrapped toy donations for Toys For Tots before each performance.

WOONSOCKET - The classic tale of an aging toymaker and his puppet, Pinocchio, takes on timely issues in Disney's "My Son Pinocchio" at the Stadium Theatre this weekend, Nov. 15-17. Show time is 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Come with a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys For Tots and Gepetto and Pinocchio will greet you in front of the theater to take your donations.

Grammy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz adds a score of original songs to the classics "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings."

Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toy shop to discover what makes the "perfect child." Follow Pinocchio's journey from an awkward wooden puppet to a real, live boy and be charmed by Geppetto's transformation from demanding creator to a real, live father.

Tickets are $16, available at the box office, 401-762-4545 or online at www.stadiumtheatre.com. The musical play is presented by Encore Kids.