Everyone knows composer Jerry Bock as the creator of some of Broadway’s most memorable and emotionally engaging shows. The opening notes of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, for example — six melancholy saws on a violin — are as familiar as any passage in the history of American musical theatre.
Throughout his career, Jerry Bock composed a string of incredibly successful Broadway musicals, portraying universal human themes through the voices of his characters (THE APPLE TREE, FIORELLO!, THE ROTHSCHILDS, and SHE LOVES ME to name a few).
Equally charming are Jerry Bock’s musicals composed for younger audiences which include BRANDON FINDS HIS STAR, and the soon-to-be-released, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO (Now available for Fast Track Notification). By signing up Fast Track Notification, you’ll be among the first to know via email when this title is fully-available for licensing.
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO is Jerry Bock’s adaptation of the classic tale about a wooden puppet determined to live out his life as a real-live boy. Originally produced by Children’s Theatre Festival in Houston, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO brings all your favorite characters from this beloved children’s story to life on stage. From the kind woodworker Gepetto to the scurrilous Fox and Cat, to the magical Blue Fairy – Jerry Bock’s take on this wily adventure has something for everybody. Act Two of the show sees Pinocchio travel to the 20th century where his positive thoughts and selfless actions help his new found friends get out of trouble and fulfill their dreams.
With a book by Sidney Berger and toe-tapping tunes from Jerry Bock, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO is a wonderful option for theatres looking for something new and different.
If your theatre doesn’t have access to musicians, we’ve made an accompaniment CD available for rent.