Ellis, David (American playwright, 19__-____), and R. Eugene Jackson (American playwright, 19__-____), “Pinocchio,”
a 60-minute musical play in English, with book and lyrics by R. Eugene Jackson, music by David Ellis,
© ____ by R. Eugene Jackson and David Ellis;
• in R. Eugene Jackson and David Ellis’ Pinocchio (Schulenburg, Texas, U.S.A.: I. E. Clark, Inc., ____);
• script/rights available from I. E. Clark, Inc., St. John’s Road, Schulenburg, Texas 78956-1246, U.S.A., telephone 409-743-3232, fax 409-743-4765, IEC C2458; Australian representatives, Gravin Theatre Agency (for clearance of performing rights), 56 Hyde Street, Footscray 3011, Australia, telephone 03-689-1147, fax 03-670-0202; Fine Music Australia Pty. Ltd./incorporating Show Business Bookshop (for purchase of playscripts and scores), 20-22 McKillop Street, Melbourne, 3000, Australia, telephone 03-670-5391, fax 03-670-0202; Canadian representative, Dramatic Action, 5610 Dowler Road, Ladner, British Columbia V4K 3Z7, Canada, telephone 604-946-6114; United Kingdom representative, J. Garnet Miller, Ltd., 311 Worcester Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR141AN, United Kingdom, telephone 0684-565045.
Gepetto (m), __, woodcarver; Pinocchio (m), __, puppet; Blue Fairy (f), __, ______; _____ (f), __, ______.
“This enchanting dramatization of Carlo Collodi’s immortal fairy tale begins with the woodcarver Gepetto about to slice a sliver off the puppet. When he hears a cry, he can’t imagine where it’s coming from. With the help of the Blue Fairy, the puppet has come to life. His adventures are exciting: Gepetto sends him to school, but Pinocchio runs off with a group of little boys who get into trouble and turn into donkeys; he is kidnapped by an evil puppeteer; he is swallowed by a whale; and, of course, every time he tells a lie his nose grows—and grows—and grows (the author tells how to do it believably).
“Bouncy singable songs . . . . This Pinocchio was toured twice by the Children’s Musical Theatre, Inc., of Mobile, Ala[bama, U.S.A.], with a cast of 4 (the video shows how). . . . For all groups. 4 to 9 or more performers (many may be men or women). Piano/Vocal Score . . . . (#C2466). Demo/Accompaniment Tape . . . . Video tape of touring show with 2m, 2w . . . .”—Catalog of Plays and Musicals, 1996-1997 (Schulenburg, Texas, U.S.A.: I. E. Clark, 1996), p. 123.
anthropomorphization, anthropopathy, fairy, kidnapping, lie, parenting, puppetry, school, whale.