Vail Valley kids perform Pinocchio Saturday |

Vail Valley kids perform Pinocchio Saturday

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyVail Valley kids have been practicing for their performance of "Pinocchio" for a week

VAIL, Colorado – The charming tale of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet who longed to become a real, live boy, comes to life this Saturday, when Vail Valley kids with the Missoula Children’s Theatre perform the classic tale in Minturn.

The cast of local students spent a week rehearsing the musical in order to prepare. Luke Vlaar, who plays the roles of Urchin and Candlewick Crew, said, “Pinocchio is hard work but fun and I only have one week to study quite a lot of lines and then I have to perform them in front of a lot of people.”-

“The play is really fun because the directors are nice and everyone is fun to be with,” added Amy Hixon, who plays Pinocchio.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is the nation’s largest touring theater for children and toured extensively for 35 years from Montana to Japan. Directors Joe Godburn and Steven Thomas, are pleased with how the young actors and actresses are progressing.-

“They are right on track and having fun with their parts,” Godburn said.

Pinocchio will be performed at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Little Beach Park on Cemetery Road in Minturn .The shows, which are free, run about an hour and is filled with catchy tunes and humorous lines.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Minturn is presented locally by the Minturn Community Fund with support and funding provided by Eagle County, the town of Minturn, the Parents Handbook and the Gallegos Corporation. For more information, call Kerry at 970-390-7113

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