When You Wish Upon a Star...

In Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR., the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto’s, little wooden puppet is given new life. This musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective and features the beloved classic songs, “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 toyshop to discover the meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto's wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, the new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of challenges. He struggles to make his son "the perfect boy," only to lose him to a gang of Roustabouts. It is only when faced with the thought of never seeing Pinocchio again that Geppetto truly learns the joys of being a father and loving his child unconditionally. Filled with magic and heart, Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR. is an exciting take on this classic story! 

Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR. is CharacterWorks' 2020 summer Show Camp production, performed by a cast of middle school students at the conclusion of a two-week camp.

View 2020 Show Camp Schedule

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Aug 14th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 15th @ 3:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 15th @ 7:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday July 27, 2020 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices:

KingsWay Community Church:

14111 Sovereign Grace Drive, Midlothian, VA 23114



A lonely toymaker who longs to be a father


A wooden puppet who doesn't know where he belongs

The Blue Fairy

She is convinced of her own perfection and does not like having it called into question

Rosa, Viola, and Arancia

Fairies in training who are sweet and kind


Sue is a fairy in training who marches to the beat of her own drum. She isn't your typical fairy, as sweetness isn't in her nature


A bumbling, loud, incompetent puppeteer who has at least a few screws loose

Professore Buongrazzo

A passionate mad scientist obsessed with building perfect children


Junior is Professore Buonragazzo's mirror image assistant, created using the child-making machine

The Ringleader

The Ringleader runs Pleasure Island

Signora Giovanni

Pinocchio's teacher

Bernardo and Maria

Residents of Idyllia who are looking to purchase a "perfect" daughter from Professore Buonragazzo


The "perfect child" created for Maria and Bernardo by Professore Buonragazzo's machine

The Town Children

Dante, Agata, Fiorello, Francesca, Adriana, Luigi, Gina, Lia, and Rico are the kids who love the toys in Geppetto's shop

Town Parents

The parents, including Signora Lisi, Signore Fucito, Signora Mancini, Signor Alcamo, Signora Sommelia, Signora Contrastana, Signora Rosati, Signore Proto, and Signore Marino, are the beleaguered mothers and judgmental fathers of the town children

Children of Idyllia

These children, including Amelia, Salvatore, Carla, Lucia, Giuseppe, Boy 1, and Boy 2, are the perfect children created by Professore Buonragazzo


The Animals (Pig, Foxes, Horse) serve as voices of reason for Geppetto's journey


Marionettes, Roustabouts, Delinquents, Parents, Children, Idyllia Citizens

Full Cast