The Encore Theatre Collective production of

Disney’s My Son Pinocchio

Book by David I. Stern, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

19 DEC - 22 DEC 2019 — Musical



Encore Theatre Collective


1 hour 35 minutes including interval



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 all 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.

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.


Disney's My Son Pinocchio features a cast of 120 children and young adults from 57 different Auckland schools.

ACG Parnell, ACG Strathallan, Alfriston School, Auckland Normal Intermediate, Avondale College, Baradene College, Botany Downs Secondary College, Bucklands Beach Intermediate, Carmel College, Churchill Park School, Cornwall Park District School, Diocesan School for Girls, Epsom Girls Grammar, Elim Christian College, Ellerslie School, Gladstone Primary School, Henderson High School, King’s College, King’s School, Kohia Terrace School, Kowhai Intermediate, Kristin School, Long Bay Primary, Lynfield College, Marist College, Maungawhau School, Meadowbank School, Mount Albert Grammar, Mount Roskill Intermediate, Murray’s Bay Intermediate, Northcote Primary School, Onehunga Primary School, Orewa College, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Pakuranga College, Parnell District School, Ponsonby Intermediate, Remuera Intermediate, Remuera Primary, Rosmini College, Sacred Heart College, Saint Kentigern Boys’ School, Saint Kentigern Girls’ School, Saint Kentigern College, Sancta Maria College, Selwyn College, Somerville Intermediate School, St Cuthberts College, St Peter’s College, St Thomas’s School, St John’s Mairangi Bay Primary, Takapuna Grammar School, Three Kings School,  Western Springs College, Westlake Girls High School, Westmere Primary.