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Aloha Teen Theatre Presents ‘No Strings Attached’

Aloha Teen Theatre Presents ‘No Strings Attached’

ALOHA TEEN THEATRE PRESENTS "NO STRINGS ATTACHED"

Aloha Teen Theatre, a component of Aloha Performing Arts Company, will present a musical adaptation of Carlo Collodi's classic "Pinocchio" called "No Strings Attached."  It was written by Patrick Rainville Dorn with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur, and directed by Engela Edwards, ATT's adult adviser.  Performances will be at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

"No Strings Attached" features Tabitha Robbins, Lydia Robbins, Olivia Loney, Seth Kirbow, Alessa Stephens, and Noelani Loughery-Kawailoa.  In addition, the show will showcase children from Ho'okena Elementary School and Wai'aha International Family School, as Cricket's "bug entourage." 

The musical is a modern take on the traditional story, in which Geppetto carves the puppet Pinocchio from a magical log, and then sells his own coat so he can afford to send Pinocchio to school.  On his way to school, the gullible Pinocchio encounters Fox and Cat, who cleverly con him out of his school money.  Cricket tries to get Pinocchio to return home, but the puppet boy goes on an adventure where he meets the Blues Fairy, Mary Annette, and Dipstick.  He gets into all kinds of trouble and finally learns that things aren't always what they seem.  Finally doing something for someone else, he risks his life to rescue Geppetto and takes care of him when he's sick.  Pinocchio becomes selfless and hardworking and finally gets what he wants most. The show is fun and funny, with exuberant songs and dances.  Aloha Teen Theatre is a free, ongoing program for teens, which teaches leadership and cooperation through performance.  The group meets Fridays at 4:30 and teens may join at any time.  For more information, call 322-9924.

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