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Pinocchio (2022)

The Adventures of Pinocchio – An original adaptation by Peter Bloedel and Hans Bloedel from Carlo Collodi’s timeless classic.

Performed at Bethany Lutheran College in November 2022, in the Sigurd Lee Theater located in the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center.

Directed by Peter Bloedel


The Adventures of Pinocchio

Pinocchio: Mizha Overn
Blue Fairy: Caroline Gernander
Geppetto: Michael Lazzaretti
Punchinello, Warden, Ensemble: Holly Harris
Harlequin, Farmer, Ensemble: Coleton Pringle
Cricket, Ensemble: Noah Lippert
Maestro Cherry, Fire Eater, Ensemble: William Froman
The Fox, Police Officer, Ensemble: Nick Pleiss
The Cat, Ensemble: Greta Bloedel
The Poodle, Ensemble: Jacksyn Graham
The Crow, Ensemble: Libby Kassuelke
Lampwick, Ensemble: Andy Boese
Mysterious Woman, Ensemble: Tavia Kovaciny
Mysterious Man, Townsperson 3, Stone Mason, School of Fish 2: Colin Trueblood


Director: Peter Bloedel
Set Designer: Greta Bloedel
Technical Director /Set Build: John Merseth/Unique Designs Construction
Costume Designer: Emily Kimball
Lighting Designer: Daylin Paulson
Original Music Composer/Sound Designer: Benji Inniger
Scene Shop Supervisor: Philip Wels
Stage Manager: Daryan Rosenthal
Assistant Stage Managers: Giana Peterson, Caleb Schulte
Lighting Technician: William Shade
Sound Technician: Ingrid Bloedel
Props Master: Giana Peterson
Puppet Designs and Construction: Peter Bloedel, Holly Harris, August Jeske, Anna Tausz
Mask Designs: Sophie Zawisza
Set Crew: Ingrid Bloedel, Greta Bloedel, Moudjibou Bolarinwa, Holly Harris, Holly Marquardt, Anna McCue, Giana Peterson, William Stottlemyer, Anna Tausz
Costume Crew: Camille Bauer, Maren Boucher, Katriana Berglin, Ingrid Bloedel, Christine DeGier, Raelene Kovaciny, Giana Peterson, Jordyn Risse, Arryanna Rosburg, Emily Rouse, Audrey Schilling, Rose Shrader, Sophie Zawisza
Wardrobe Supervisor: Arryanna Rosburg
Dramaturg: Giana Peterson
Poster Design: Emily Dietz, David Norris
Playbill Layout: Rea Kuske
Fine Arts Coordinator: Solveig Stafford


The following musicians used their talents by having their instruments recorded for the show.

Clarinet: Chelsea Kimpton
Bassoon/Contrabassoon: Emma Plehal
Cello: Sharon Mautner-Rodgers
Other Instruments: Benji Inniger