Book by ROGER O. HIRSON; Music & Lyrics by STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
Originally produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow; Directed on the Broadway stage by Bob Fosse
2013 Broadway revival directed by Diane Paulus; Theo Ending Originally Conceived In 1998 By Mitch Sebastian;
Orchestrations for 2013 Revival by Larry Hochman
Appropriate for Middle School and Above
- 7/26/2023; 7:30 PM
- 7/27/2023; 7:30 PM
- 7/28/2023; 7:30 PM
- 7/29/2023; 7:30 PM
- 7/30/2023; 2:00 PM
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner, and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.
"Beguiling, highly original and... just plain wonderful!"– Boston Globe
"Extraordinary music theatre!"– Daily News
"Splendiferous theatricality, the kick of a lighting bolt and a passionate knack for being entertaining."– TIME Magazine
"A truly dazzling feat of theatrical alchemy. An inestimably clever blend of Broadway tradition and raw risk!"– Chicago Tribune
"Astonishing.... Dazzling and awe-inspiring."– The New York Times
"Everything you could dream of in a musical. ...Pippin punctuates the Broadway season with a big, bold exclamation point. It is that extraordinary!"– New York Daily News
"Pure theatrical bliss!"– Variety
- Children under the age of eight will not be admitted to Center Stage Theatre productions unless the show is billed as appropriate for children.
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About Stephen Schwartz
Stephen Schwartz wrote the music and lyrics for the current Broadway hit WICKED and has also contributed music and/or lyrics to GODSPELL, PIPPIN, THE MAGIC SHOW, THE BAKER’S WIFE, WORKING (which he also adapted and directed), RAGS, and CHILDREN OF EDEN. He collaborated with Leonard Bernstein on the English texts for Bernstein’s MASS and wrote the title song for the play and movie BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE. For children, he has written songs for two musicals, CAPTAIN LOUIE and MY SON PINOCCHIO. He has also worked in film, collaborating with Alan Menken on the songs for Disney’s ENCHANTED as well as the animated features POCAHONTAS and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, and writing the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature THE PRINCE OF EGYPT. His first opera, SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON, was produced at Opera Santa Barbara and New York City Opera. A book about his career, “Defying Gravity,” has been released by Applause Books. Mr. Schwartz has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame . Awards include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, and a tiny handful of tennis trophies. https://stephenschwartz.com/
About Roger O. Hirson
Roger O. Hirson - Writer. Father of David Hirson Awards and nominations: 1973 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical Pippin [nominee] 1967 Tony Award® Best Musical Walking Happy [nominee] Productions: PIPPIN Book [Original, Musical, Comedy] (Oct 23, 1972 - Jun 12, 1977). WALKING HAPPY Book [Original, Musical] (Nov 26, 1966 - Apr 22, 1967)