Rated 4.0

Our 8-year-old companion enjoyed this eye-catching, five-actor B Street Family Series show, with lovable Rick Kleber as Geppetto and diminutive Sara Lorraine Perry as the perky “son” the woodcarver creates. David Pierini’s script captures the (meandering) Italian tale, and it’s nicely directed by Elisabeth Nunziato. Sa, Su 1 & 4pm; Tu 12/22 and W 12/23, 1 & 4pm; Th 12/24, 11am & 2pm; Tu 12/29, 1pm; W 12/30, 1pm; Th 12/31, 1pm. Through 1/3. $15-$22. B Street Theatre; 2711 B St.; (916) 443-5300; J.H.