PINOCCHIO – Gepetto’s wonderful wooden puppet. Once Pinocchio is brought to life, he finds it difficult to learn how to be a good son. As the play progresses, however, he becomes less puppet-like, and turns into a real boy.
GEPPETTO – a kindly by lonely old woodcarver, who wants to create the most wonderful puppet in the world.
MASTER CHERRY – Geppetto’s practical carpenter friend.
BLUE FAIRY – “The Godmother of all little puppets.” She is beautiful, gracious and kind.
HARLEQUIN & COLUMBINE – the two wooden puppets Pinocchio meets during his adventures.
FIRE EATER – the showman who threatens to destroy Pinocchio, but give him gold instead.
THE FOX, SANDOR S. SWINDLE – a glib, though rather unsuccessful, crook.
THE CAT, SYDNEY – the Fox’s devoted, though not very intelligent, sidekick
CANDLEWICK – a bad boy
BARKER AT THE PUPPET SHOW – a greedy and stupid man
COACHMAN – the lying hypocrite who lures boys and girls off to The Land of Dingalings.
THE TALKING CRICKET – Pinocchio’s loyal friend
GEPETTO’s NEIHBORS and FELLOW TRADESPEOPE:
ANGELINA – The Bookseller
BERNARDO – The Baker
SERAFINA – the Flower Seller
GIOVANNI – The Candlemaker
PORTIA – The pizza maker
VITTORE – A Tailor and Used Clothing Dealer
LUIGI and LORENZO – Two young sailors temporarily ashore who work part time as roustabouts (stagehands) for the puppet theatre, and then later for the Coachman
OTHER PUPPETS: Peitra and Piatro; Romano and Julietta; Pantalone and Mirandolina
CHILDREN OF THE TOWN: Gina, Sofia, Francesca, Guido, Mario, Santino