Disney’s Geppetto & Son

Disney’s Geppetto & Son
White Rabbit Series
Directed by: Craig Williams II
Produced by: Debbie Copp, Mindy Bockewitz
December 4-6 & 11-13

Production Photography by Donna Lounsberry

What happens after Pinocchio gets his wish and turns into a real boy?  This family-oriented first of two White Rabbit musical productions (Comic Book Artist isn’t a musical) in our season reveals how Geppetto must learn to become a real father to his new son.  The music and lyrics are written by Stephen Schwartz, best known for the Broadway phenomenon Wicked.

Springfield Theatre Centre would like to announce that auditions for our first White Rabbit Series show of the season, Disney’s Gepetto & Son, will take place Saturday, October 3rd at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.

The classic tale of an aging toymaker and his puppet, Pinocchio, takes on timely issues in Disney’s Gepetto & Son. Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz adds a compelling score of original songs to the beloved classics “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings.” Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the Toy Shop to discover what makes the “perfect child.”

Director Craig Williams II returns to STC after directing last seasons’s Snow White and Disney’s High School Musical at the Muni in August.  Also on staff, Kelly Bassett is Assistant Directing, Sara Baltusevich will be the show’s musical director, and choreography will be handled by Anna Bussing.

Cast List
Thank you to all those who auditioned.  Congratulations to the following cast members!

Blue Fairy – Cathy Doyle
Geppetto – Kellen Fant
Pinocchio – Jakob Groteke
Stromboli – Steve Williams
Buonragazzo – Jim Leach
Ring Leader – Olivia Baker
Mrs. Giovanni – Julie Finnel
Bernado – TBD
Junior – Dylan Leach
Maria – Sydney Assalley
Talia – Abbey Butler

Also Staring – Childrens Chorus
Ashley Eastman
Keegan Dearing
Ellen Mannion
Samuel Kauercauf
Emma Shafer
Alex Remolina
Augustanna Garner
Anthony Jurin
Kelsey Cour
Michael Donelan
Carmen Remolina
Cory Ganner
Alayna Sevener
Grant Scott
Beth Haxel
Billy Wilhite
Aspen Habernen
Anna Carter
Janna Shorfheide

Also Staring – Adult Chorus
Matt Wilhite
Alex Edwards
Lindsay Finnel
Rachel Verduin
Carolynn Assalley
Lora Beavers
Cathy Schwartz
Cate Sheehan