Wish upon a star at San Diego Junior Theatre’s premiere of Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale 

San Diego – San Diego Junior Theatre presents Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale as its kick-off to Summer in Balboa Park.  This magical production explores the relationship between the aging toy maker and his puppet Pinocchio as the latter learns to be a real boy and the former finds out what it’s like to be a true father.  With music by Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, audiences will enjoy a score of new songs in addition to the animated film classics “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings.” Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale is directed by  San Diego Junior Theatre alumna, Teri Ang. 

The show opens at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park on Friday, July 2, and runs through Sunday, July 18. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Fridays, and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. There will be an ASL-interpreted performance on Saturday, July 17. Tickets are $8 - $14. For ticket purchase and information, call San Diego Junior Theatre’s box office at (619) 239-8355 or visit This production is recommended for all ages. 

San Diego Junior Theatre has embarked on its 62nd season with nine productions at their sites in Balboa Park and La Jolla. A private, non-profit organization, Junior Theatre is dedicated to providing all youth, ages 4 – 18, an opportunity to experience theatre arts through innovative classes, camps, performances and outreach programs. Contributions to San Diego Junior Theatre are tax-deductible. 



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