Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their upcoming production of Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr., a new musical featuring the beloved classic songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar and Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz. Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr. retells the classic story from Geppetto’s perspective, tackling timely issues about what it means to be “the perfect child” – and what it means to be “a real father.” Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toy shop to discover the meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto’s wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, the new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of challenges. He struggles to make his son “the perfect boy” only to lose him to a gang of Roustabouts. It is only when faced with the thought of never seeing Pinocchio again that Geppetto truly learns the joys of being a father and loving your child unconditionally.

The talented cast, comprised of award winners and nominees ages 9-14, presents the show June 16-19 in Anthem. The award-winning production staff includes Director Laura O’Meara, Vocal Director Karen Blanzy and Choreographer Lyndsie Clymer.

Performances take place Thursday – Sunday, June 16–19, 2016 at Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. Times vary, so please see website for details. Tickets may be purchased online at Adult tickets are $19 and Students, Seniors and Children 12 and under are $16.

Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684