If you love plays and musicals, you won’t want to miss “My Son Pinocchio” at the Historic Texas Theatre. Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale” will show on select dates between July 26 and Aug. 4, and tickets are already on sale.
Tickets and Specific Dates
Catch the show on the weekends, including July 26, 27, and 28 as well as Aug. 2, 3, and 4. Tickets for adults are $15, while children between ages four and 18 get in for $10. You can buy your tickets online at the Texas Theatre website or at the Palestine Visitors Centre, Discount Pools, or Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce. If you buy your tickets online, don’t forget to pick them up at Will Call the night of the musical. The Friday and Saturday showings start at 7:30 p.m. and run until 10 p.m. Sunday shows start at 2 p.m. and go until 5 p.m., making them perfect for families with younger children who have bedtimes.
About the Show
The show “My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale” is a musical that follows everyone’s favorite story of Pinocchio, but from the perspective of Geppetto. See the story from a new point of view when Geppetto, the toymaker, has his wooden puppet come to life and turn into the son he always wanted.
As a musical, you will have some of your favorite songs from the original Pinocchio movie, including “I’ve Got No Strings” and “When You Wish Upon a Star.” There are also plenty of fun new songs from Stephen Schwartz, the winner of Oscars and Grammys.
Great for the Whole Family
As with most performances from the Palestine Community Theatre, this show is family friendly and features a range of local talent. The lessons you will revisit during the performance are also great for the whole family, including what being a real father or the perfect child really is.
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Get to Know the Texas Theatre
The Texas Theatre is home to the Palestine Community Theatre, the non-profit putting on My Son Pinocchio. If you love what you see, consider making a donation to help keep the community theater going strong. Your donations are tax deductible!
The theater has a rich history, first having opened in 1930 as a movie palace with Spanish colonial architecture. Over the years, it has bounced back from two different fires. Now, the theater is back to its roots, hosting live performances of family favorites. Auditions for the next show, Blithe Spirit, are already scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17, with the performances coming in October. This is the time to start thinking about whether you want to be part of the next production.
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