Although Lil Pine Nut's wise old Cricket died before the show begins via a hammer to the head, he aids our wooden hero as a ghost in a journey that's "not a kid's show per se, but definitely suitable for children" according to creator Jessica Deahr. Pinocchio experiences first-hand the good and bad consequences of ditching school, trying to get rich quick, embracing the spotlight and grasping mortality. All the while, the Midwest's premier concert hip hop company weaponizes their branded aesthetic of high-energy movement in conjunction with recognizable hip hop and pop music artists, stylized costumes and forward-moving narration.
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Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended
"...Just before they all live happily ever after comes Morrow's piece: an extraordinary duet for Geppetto and Lil Pine Nut set to a gorgeous Sigur Ros track. It starts on the "upper stage," a smaller surface above the main performance area, the two cradled in the belly of a whale with rib bones positioned around them. It's a sweet moment between father and son, a reminder that it's OK to fail and make mistakes. It's also really good dancing."
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