Pippin, the musical, May 2010

Pippin, the musical

Goshen College Theater and Music Departments present Pippin,
music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
Doug Liechty Caskey – director, Debra Brubaker – music directorSunday, May 16 at 7:30pm
Monday, May 17 at 7:30pm (ASL interpreted)
Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30pm

About Pippin: A troupe of traveling players arrive on an empty stage to present an evening of movement, music, magic and storytelling to an audience. On this particular occasion they offer the story of prince Pippin from the 7th century A.D. Once upon a time, having just graduated from the university in Padua with honors, the young prince Pippin longed to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. As the story unfolds, 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). It’s not until he travels to far off places that he discovers where his true happiness can be found. But as the audience also discovers, no one can go on that life journey for you.

This hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale captivated Broadway audiences for nearly 2,000 performances and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere. The energetic, pop-influenced score by three- time Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz led to his additional stage successes: Godspell, Children of Eden and Wicked.

Contact: Doug L Caskey, phone (574) 535-7393, email douglc@goshen.edu

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