Pinocchio Commedia

Pinocchio Commedia

Original Book by: John Simons 

Category:  Comedy · Children · Professional

Photo Gallery (26 images)

The classic tale by Carlo Collodi, as written for the stage by Johnny Simons, and brought to life in classic-stye commedia del arte theatrics. Half Masques, fantastic stage props, colorful costumes and traveling tent backdrops were used to tell the tale of the little wooden marrionette who had to prove himself in order to become a real boy to the delight of audiences 5 times a day in the Italian Village of the 1984 New Orleans World's Fair.

The performers also took part in the daily Mardi Gras style parade tossing red and green doubloons minted specifically for the Italian ...Read More

Adam Cohen.... Beltramo, The Cat *
Betsy Ann Faiella.... Columbina, the Blue Fairy *
Cliff Schexnayder.... Pulchinella, The Puppet Master *
Edward R. Cox.... Arlecchino, the Cricket *
Jeanne Anne Howell.... Columbina, the Blue Fairy *
Jimmy Otis.... Razullo, The Fox *
Stan Nixon.... Pinocchio *
*=featured role

Luis Q. Barroso ....  Director
Judy Latour ....  Choreographer
David Potter ....  Set Design
Edward R. Cox ....  Scenic Artist; Makeup Design
Johnny Simons ....  Book
Carlo Collodi ....  Author

Notes: Link to the forum thread that shares information on the upcoming January 5th 2009 release of Bill Cotter's "1984 New Orleans World's Fair". The photo book features this production of Pinocchio Commedia in the Italian Village segment. The thread has more information as well as a link to the publisher.
References: Hale; MPC
Record created by: edwardrcox

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