Once upon a time, a young prince longed to discover the secret of true
happiness and fulfillment. He sought 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, he found it in the simple pleasures of home and family. |
is a hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale that captivated
Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart
everywhere (the show has become a staple on high school and college
campuses). The energetic pop-influenced score by three-time
OscarÂ®-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (GODSPELL, CHILDREN OF EDEN, and the animated films Pocahontas, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and The Prince Of Egypt) bursts with one showstopping number after another, from soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers.
Featuring a strong ensemble cast and a show-stealing song-and-dance narrator, PIPPIN
is equally effective as an intimate, black-box production (as
envisioned by the authors) or as original director/choreographer Bob
Fosse's splashy, dance-driven spectacle, which included some of the most
brilliant staging in Broadway history.