Texas Ballet Theater presents Pinocchio

The beloved story of a puppet’s adventure to become a real boy will make its United States premiere this May.

Produced by the Texas Ballet Theater and National Ballet of Canada, Pinocchio will open May 17 at Winspear Opera House on the AT&T Performing Arts Council. The production closes in Dallas on May 19 and will be at the Bass Hall in Fort Worth from May 26 to 26.

Above: Performance photos courtesy of National Ballet of Canada

All performances feature live accompaniment from the Dallas Opera Orchestra in Dallas and The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Fort Worth.

The event is sponsored in part by the Amon G. Carter Foundation, The Moody Foundation, and an anonymous donor

Audiences of all ages will be wowed by the vivid costuming, magical storytelling, and dialogue that guides the family-friendly story of the puppet who just wants to be a “real boy.” With heartwarming characters that teach key moral lessons to children and adults alike, Pinocchio is sure to be a fan favorite.

The full-length, kid-friendly ballet has two acts and lasts approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission. A “Wiggle Room” is available for restless children to play while still watching the performance via a screen or window.

Tickets range from $20-$125 and are available at texasballettheater.org or 877-828-9200.

Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and government reporting and an obsession with all things culture and arts. She serves as the Managing Editor for Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, curating content for the Living Well and Faith sections, as well as producing the Fall and Spring society sections and 20 Under 40. From luncheons to galas to exhibition openings to new Dallas restaurants, you can find her out and about on Instagram @Bianca_TBD or @peoplenewspapers You can also reach her by email at [email protected] For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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