July 26 – August 12
Theatre at St. George
Loosely based on the eldest son of Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, this musical centers around a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player and tells the story of Pippin, a young prince searching for the meaning and significance of his life. Accompanying him on his journey are his doting grandmother, Berthe, devious but charming stepmother, Fastrada, and the woman he loves, Catherine. This classic piece of Broadway history from the creator of Wicked and Godspell will have all of the flavors of a high energy ReVision production.
Stephen Schwartz, the composer of Pippin, is currently represented on Broadway with Wicked. Pippin opened on Broadway in 1972 and ran for 1,944 performances. It garnered 11 Tony nominations and had five wins including Tony Awards for Ben Vereen, Tony Walton, Jules Fisher and Bob Fosse(2). In addition to Ben Vereen, the original cast included Broadway veteran John Rubinstein, recently seen on TV in recurring roles on “Desperate Housewives” and “Harry’s Law”, the award-winning actress Jill Clayburgh, and Irene Ryan, the iconic Granny Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies.” Pippin was Stephen Schwartz’ first Broadway musical, and prior to that he had written the song “Butterflies are Free” for the award-winning comedy, Butterflies are Free. There is currently buzz in the press about a possible Broadway revival in late 2012.
Many ReVision Alumni are in the cast, including Bernard Dotson (Xanadu, Dreamgirls) Brett Colby (Rocky Horror Show, Christmas Survival Guide), Spiro Galiatsatos (Hair, The Full Monty, Dreamgirls, Spring Awakening) Spencer Kiely (Spring Awakening) Katherine Pecevich (Scrooge in Rouge, The Full Monty) and Hannah Shankman (Hair).
Main Stage performances for Pippin are Wednesday through Sunday.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Wednesday and Sunday at 7 p.m.
Season subscriptions are now available to members for both Pippin and Red at a substantial discount. Full price individual tickets are now available for all performances. Please renew or establish your membership and receive the 20% discount when ordering your subscription.
Music and Lyrics by: Stephen Schwartz
Book by: Roger O. Hirson & Bob Fosse (uncredited)
Directed by: Bob Angelini
Choreography by: Mark Moreau
Musical Direction by: Andrew Hertz
Casting by: Erin Brautigan
Production Concept by: Clifton Chadick