A Hip-Hop Musical

February 26, 2022 – April 9, 2022
Age Range
Best for ages 5 - 11
Book and Lyrics by Psalmayene 24
Music by Nick “tha 1da” Hernandez
Directed by Tony Thomas
G.Petto is an ingenious computer games designer who one day discovers that his newest game character, P.Nokio, can live outside the computer! G.Petto is thrilled at the prospect of having a “son,” and with the help of the Graffiti Fairy, he teaches P.Nokio how to become a real boy. But, P.Nokio falls in with con artists and finds himself in a web of lies that endangers his father. To save G.Petto, P.Nokio must wise up, keep it real, and learn that words and truth are the mightiest weapons of all. A completely contemporary, high-energy musical update of Pinocchio by the creator of Imagination Stage’s hit Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth.

ASL-Interpreted performance: March 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Sensory-Friendly performance: April 3 at 11:00 a.m.
“Inspired and quirky...Psalmayene 24 has a flair for folding fairy-tale wonder into an infectious hip-hop vibe.”
– Washington Post review of Imagination Stage’s 2012 production.