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Mississippi Pinocchio

Mississippi Pinocchio

Book by Mary Hall Surface. Music by David Maddox. Lyrics by David Maddox and Mary Hall Surface.

Product Code: ME3000

  • Musical
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 5m., 4w. (playing multiple roles. Can be expanded to a cast of 15 to 25.)

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

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$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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Mississippi Pinocchio returns to the rich and magical original tale of Pinocchio—the tale that follows a bad good boy on a journey from wooden-headed selfishness to maturity and compassion. This Pinocchio is carved by an Italian immigrant, Gepetta, who arrives in the Mississippi River town of Natchez circa 1910 dreaming of the good life in America. With her comes her guardian angel, Speranza (which means hope in Italian). The puppet who longs to be real wrestles with a riverboat gambler of a Fox and a parasoled Cat, as well as Fire-eater, a sideshow entrepreneur. But through his many wild adventures, the rogue/hero Pinocchio must grow to understand how freedom and opportunity in this limitless new American world are leavened by compassion and responsibility. The lively score is inspired by Dixieland and Ragtime music. Commissioned and originally produced by Theater of the First Amendment, George Mason University's professional theater in Fairfax, Virginia.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code ME3000
  • Cast Size 9
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583422687
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"The Surface/Maddox style casts a spell that never lets up." -The Washington Post

"There is no better telling of the story of Pinocchio… it comes as close as I’ve seen to melding together a story that appeals to children and adults alike." -Times Community Newspapers


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