This unforgettable new production will lift you up and leave you smiling! Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. Hailed by audiences and critics alike this “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza” (NY1) is coming to the Capitol Center! Experience PIPPIN, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Following its acclaimed run at Boston’s American Repertory Theater, this captivating new production comes straight from the first national Equity tour, directed by Tony winner DIANE PAULUS (HAIR and THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS) and her team. It features sizzling choreography in the style of BOB FOSSE and breathtaking acrobatics by LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation TRACES.
The new circus-inspired production of Pippin features an acrobatic troupe of performers, led by the charismatic Leading Player. The ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin kills Charles and takes over the throne. Realizing his mistake, Pippin begs the Leading Player to bring his father back to life, and she obliges. The prince falls in love with Catherine, a widow with a young son, and (much to the Leading Player’s chagrin), Pippin struggles to decide whether he should settle down and pursue a peaceful life or continue to make magic with the dazzling troupe of performers. Join us… for a magical, unforgettable new PIPPIN!