Tacoma City Ballet’s Pinocchio, The Ballet

Do you remember reading The Adventures of Pinocchio as a child? It goes like this: The woodworker Geppetto sees a falling star and wishes the puppet he just finished could become a real boy. During the night, the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto’s wish and asks Jiminy Cricket to serve as the wooden boy’s conscience. Basically good, Pinocchio often gets carried away by bad company. He’s prone to lying, which causes his nose to grow longer and longer. In the end, after a series of mishaps and misadventures—and thanks to the intervention of the Blue Fairy—Pinocchio devotes himself to caring for his father and being good. He undergoes a transformation and finally stops being a puppet and becomes a real live boy.

Now you can revisit the magical tale of Pinocchio in the form of a ballet. Tacoma City Ballet’s world premiere of Pinocchio is reimagined from the original Italian tale written by Carlo Collodi in 1883. It’s a delightful ballet portraying Pinocchio’s adventurous journey as be becomes a “real live boy.” Along the way, he discovers the things in life that are truly important.

This is a wonderful classical ballet for the whole family. Its original choreography and production have never before appeared on the big stage with a live orchestra. Enjoy marvelous dancing, charming scenery and costumes, and gorgeous ballet music written by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and performed by the Tacoma City Ballet Orchestra.
by Kelly Lenihan

Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center (PAEC)

31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South, Federal Way WA 98003


Friday, March 22, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23, 2:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2:00pm

For more info:

  • Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center
  • Cen Box Office
  • By phone: (253) 835-7010
  • Online: fwpaec.orgh