The magical coming-of-age classic gets a fun and wacky makeover. When Carl wants to run away from home, he tries to get a job with the mysterious Professor Pinecone and his traveling magical marionette puppet show. He quickly discovers, however, that the position comes with all kinds of strings attached. Once he feels the magical jolt in Professor Pinecone’s handshake, he begins the audition of his life. In this musical play-within-a-play, Carl becomes Pinocchio and improvises his way through the story, meeting a cricket with an attitude, the devious fox and cat and the sassy Blues Fairy. With the help of this eclectic cast, Pinocchio stumbles upon life’s lessons as he learns, through a series of hilarious mishaps and wrong turns, that his actions have repercussions. He even makes a donkey of himself... literally! With a little help from Tina Tuna, Pinocchio makes a selfless choice by saving Geppetto from the mouth of a giant shark. With fun dialogue, a variety of modern music and a surprise ending, audiences of all ages will enjoy this new twist on an old favorite!