LA FESTA ITALIANA
SEPTEMBER 1, 2023
Kick off the La Festa Italiana weekend with Scranton Civic Ballet Company’s premiere of “Pinocchio” as a tribute to La Festa’s President Chris DiMattio as he celebrates 31 years of directing this award winning community event. With original choreography by Scranton Civic Ballet Company’s Founder and Artistic Director, Helen Gaus, Pinocchio will be presented on Friday evening at 7:30 followed by FRANKI E VALLI and THE FOUR SEASONS Tribute Show. The ballet will feature Robert Zaloga (Assistant Artistic Director) in the title role and Rachel Stopper as the Blue Fairy.
Pinocchio’s tale represents Italian values and beliefs, such as honesty, determination, and hard work. These values have made Pinocchio a cultural icon in Italy and worldwide.