This week 35 area actors ranging in age from 7 years to 16 years old will take to the stage and perform Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s musical version of “Pinocchio” that is sure to entertain the whole family! Performances will be 7:00 pm on Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 pm in the Academy Theatre at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) home, The Valencia Arts Center, located at 1164 W. 10th St., Winona, MN 55987. Tickets will be available at the door 1 hour prior to performances for $5 general admission.

Here is a sneak peek at the talented cast:

Pinocchio- Francis Koll

Cricket- Sophia Stango

Blue Fairy- Elena Ruff

Spirits- Willow Stern, Ruthie Civettini, Charlotte Lemmer, & Macy Donnewerth

Geppetto/ Tempesto- Thomas Squires (Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Actor & Director)

Arlecchino–Elise Modjeski

Pantalone- Aleah Serleth

Capitano- Justice Knox

Isabella- Mattie Kreisel

Zanni- Hannah Casselman

Puppet- Miranda Lindaman

Cat- Fiona McCall

Badger- Lilianna Herber

Weasel- Maddie Lemmer

Ferret- Zoe Hill

Vermin- Ella Walth, Erica Beckman & Willa Pyle

Fox- Deidre Cochran (Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Actor & Director)

Toni- Harley Grover

Chaz- Abigail Thurmer

Spaz- Holden Grover

Holigans- Seamus Schwaba, Eric Gustafson, and Isabel Galewski

Farmer- Kayleigh Cottrel

Costable- Ben Lorisch

Judge- Daisy Grover

Mime- Ava Calvey

Paperboy- Lilia Civettini

Waiter- Lavin LeJeune

Townsfolk- Jolie Hill, Lucy Sanders & Lani Schul