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Theatre Bristol Announces Auditions for Pinocchio

June 9, 11, 12, 16 auditions for a stage production where truth is in the spotlight

Theatre Bristol announces auditions for Pinocchio June 9, 11, 12, and 16 at Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol, TN. Like Pinocchio himself, the classic children’s story comes to life on the ARTspace stage in September under the direction of Camille Gray. No preparation is required to audition and roles are available for men, women, and children. Show details, audition times, and rehearsal dates are available at

Geppetto’s mischievous wooden puppet, Pinocchio, is on a quest to be a real boy…and keep his nose in check. On his adventures, he encounters Mr. Cricket, Stromboli the Fire Eater and puppet master, Red Fox, Black Cat, Candlewick and friends, puppet friends Harlequin and Columbine, and of course, a whale. With some help from the Blue Fairy, Mr. Cricket and puppet friends, Pinocchio learns what it means to be a son.

Director Camille Gray, most recently choreographer for Theatre Bristol’s production of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, has directed Godspell, as well as choreographed, stage managed, costumed, and performed in many shows. A Theatre Bristol veteran of 15 years and vice president of the Youth Service Board, she is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at Emory & Henry College. She is supported by stage manager Abigail Combs, costumers Cameron Roberts and Whitney Brooks, and set designer Luke Gray.

Pinocchio opens August 31, and runs for two weekends at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 5:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm, closing on September 9. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, and will be available at http://www.Theatre For information on school shows, please contact

Theatre Bristol’s is pleased to present Pinocchio as part of its family-friendly 53rd season of ARTspace and Paramount shows, including Lessons from Shakespeare: How to Avoid a Personal Tragedy with River’s Way; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Tartuffe; Fiddler on the Roof; and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee. Its Main Stage season consists of up to six productions. Some of its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and other performances are on stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is volunteer run and we invite you to get involved.


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