Encore Theatre Collective is a youth theatre company that is new to Auckland this year. They aim to discover, inspire and showcase unique young talent through embracing the excitement of theatre and providing a fresh approach to performing arts for young people.
‘Disney’s My Son Pinocchio’ will be Encore’s inaugural production. The classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto, and his wooden puppet will be brought to life by 120 children and young adults from 57 schools across Auckland.
This new musical retells the classic story from Geppetto’s perspective and features the beloved classic songs, “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 the meaning of family.
This family-friendly musical is appropriate for all audiences and is a magical mix of heartwarming fairytale and action-packed adventure. Audiences will love following Pinocchio’s journey from an awkward wooden puppet to a real, live boy.