Gloverville high to present performance of ‘My Son Pinocchio Jr.’ this weekend

“My Son Pinocchio Jr.” will be presented at Gloversville High School tonight at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. (Photo submitted)

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville High School Drama Club, through special arrangement from Musical Theatre International, will present “My Son Pinocchio, Jr.” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

In Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio Jr.”, the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto’s, little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs, “When You Wish upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside new songs by Oscar winner and Grammy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz.

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 his child unconditionally.

Performances are directed by Jennifer Flynn, with Michele Zavadil and Marc Norton.

All performances will be at the Gloversville High School auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, age 4 and younger are free.