Pinocchio Finds a Home at Countrywood

This annual Spring play has become a favorite of the Countrywood school community.
This annual Spring play has become a favorite of the Countrywood school community.
In a photo composite Dr. Joseph Centamore, left and Dr. Jared Bloom, right, add their experience to our young cast.
In a photo composite Dr. Joseph Centamore, left and Dr. Jared Bloom, right, add their experience to our young cast.
Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris narrates a scene that keeps Geppetto busy.
Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris narrates a scene that keeps Geppetto busy.

When Countrywood teacher Ms. Adrienne Workman collaborates with music teacher Mr. Adam Slawitsky some pretty amazing things can happen. One, that happily gets repeated each year, is Ms. Workman’s annual play that brings the very best out of her young thespians. On a recent Thursday morning, and again at 7PM for families to enjoy, the Countrywood Playhouse performed the play ‘Pinocchio’ to delighted audiences.

Pinocchio must prove himself to be brave, loyal and honest to make his greatest wish come true. Did Pinocchio prove himself worthy to become a real boy? Ask anyone who saw this wonderfully produced play to find out.

Great Job Countrywood and fantastic cast!

Production Staff

Co-Directors- Mr. Adam Slawitsky and Ms. Adrienne Workman

Set Design- Mrs. Carol Davis

Sound Board Operator- Ms. Samantha Marmann

Cast of Characters

Pinocchio-Nate Hoffman, John Mannino, and Tai Koo

Geppetto-Noah Andre and Suraj Balu

Blue  Fairy- Angelina Alicea

Antonio- Dr. Dave Bennardo and Dr. Jared Bloom

Angelina- Gabby Gallardo

The Fox- Mr. Slawitsky

The Cat- Ms. Workman

Coachman- Mr. Clines and Kimberly Poncet

Candlewick- Kaylee O'Brien

Gina- Lilly Dreydoppel

Bad Kids- Sammy Saltz, Emily Butterfield, London Campbell, Kaylee Kim

Balloon Seller- Keeliana Roche

Organ Grinder- Olivia Lizardi

Pizza Maker- Matthew Diaz

Villagers/Narrators/Toys-Michael Bell, James Cortes, Christian Cruz, Gavin Gershuny, Giselle Novinski, Kyle Schreiber, Aidyn Waugh, Ms. Fischer, Mr. Cardella, Mrs. Jacci Harris, and Dr. Joseph Centamore.

Special Thanks:

To our Administrators, Ms. Kenney and Mrs. Njenga, Mr. and Mrs. Mannino, Mr. and Mrs. Butterfield, Ms. Shaina Fischer, Mr. Christopher Clines, Mrs. Carol Davis, Ms. Karli Regan, Ms. Samantha Marmann, Countrywood Custodial Staff, Danielle Kimmins, and to North Shore Studio of Dance.