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PIPPIN at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston

Dates

8/5/2022 - 8/13/2022

Theatre

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston

Reagle Music Theatre

617 Lexington
Waltham,MA 02462

Tickets Info

$50
Phone: 7818915600


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Nominated in 1972 for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and winning five of those coveted Awards, this hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale is based upon the life of Prince Pippin the Hunchback, the firstborn son of eighth century, Frankish king Charlemagne or Charles the Great, and invites audiences to join the fantastical journey of the rosy-cheeked prince famously looking for his “corner of the sky”. But his dad is a tyrannical bore, his step-mom is a Lady Macbeth in a mini skirt, and his half-brother Lewis is a twit. Returning home from school, Prince Pippin, sure of his superior qualities but lacking a purpose to which he can apply them, becomes a soldier for his father's army, but he gets upset by the killing and murders his father to stop the war. Finding he does not want to become the "puppet king" of discontented nobles in the Carolingian Empire, Pippin longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He is led by a mischievous Leading Player as he tries to find his place in life in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. The youth's violent journey to fulfillment sets Pippin's quest into a tradition of psychological darkness, bringing an unusually creepy seriousness to Pippin's temptations and sinister machinations to the Leading Player. In the end, he finds the simple pleasures and domestic contentment of love, home and family is something to be quietly achieved. A rock opera filled with sex, S&M, and amputated limbs, this perky musical is meant to be at times unnerving and dark. Pippin is full of light pop music, magic, and soft-shoe dances, but it has one of the darkest and most complex themes in musical theater history.
Directed by John Thompson, Music Direction by Jeannie Cross.

News About PIPPIN at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston


Review: PIPPIN: Growing Up Is Hard To Do ArticleReview: PIPPIN: Growing Up Is Hard To Do
August 08, 2022

The second and final production of Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston’s 2022 season is Stephen Schwartz’s PIPPIN, originally produced on the Broadway stage in 1972 with direction and choreography by Bob Fosse, and revived/reimagined in 2013 by Diane Paulus at the American Repertory Theater before going to Broadway. Undaunted by following in those two very large sets of footsteps, RMT Artistic Director Rachel Bertone forges her own path to stage a version that leads with an enlarged heart and a healthy helping of fun and whimsy.

Special Offer: Come See PIPPIN at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston! ArticleSpecial Offer: Come See PIPPIN at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston!
August 08, 2022

Special Offer: Come See PIPPIN at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston!

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, WAITING FOR GODOT & More Lead Boston's August Theater Top 10 ArticleSONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, WAITING FOR GODOT & More Lead Boston's August Theater Top 10
August 04, 2022

Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. August selections include Songs for a New World, Waiting for Godot, Pippin, and more!

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present PIPPIN in August ArticleReagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present PIPPIN in August
August 01, 2022

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston announced the cast for Pippin, the 2nd and final production in the company’s Summer 2022 season. Running from August 5-13, 2022 at the Robinson Theatre.

PIPPIN Comes to the Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston in August ArticlePIPPIN Comes to the Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston in August
July 19, 2022

Rachel Bertone, Artistic Director of Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, has announced the cast for Pippin, the 2nd and final production in the company's Summer 2022 season. Running from August 5-13, 2022 at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452, Pippin tells the tale of a young prince struggling to decide whether to pursue a peaceful life or to “make magic” with the dazzling troupe of performers that help tell his story.

Cast Announced For Reagle Music Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY ArticleCast Announced For Reagle Music Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
June 13, 2022

Something's coming at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston! From July 8-16, 2022, West Side Story takes to the main stage, opening Reagle's 53rd summer season (Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Returns with 53rd Summer Season ArticleReagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Returns with 53rd Summer Season
May 11, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston returns for its 53rd summer season on the main stage at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Under the direction of new Artistic Director Rachel Bertone, the curtain will rise on two iconic American musicals: West Side Story, the powerful tale of young lovers caught between prejudice and warring street gangs (July 8-16, 2022) and Pippin, Stephen Schwartz's unforgettable musical masterpiece of a young prince searching for passion, adventure, and the true meaning of life. (August 5-13, 2022).

Reagle Music Theatre Announces Performance Schedule, Interim Executive Artistic Director ArticleReagle Music Theatre Announces Performance Schedule, Interim Executive Artistic Director
August 09, 2021

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston is excited to announce a return to live performances under the new leadership of Interim Executive Artistic Director Linda Chin, MS, BA. A resident of Cambridge, Mass., Chin succeeds Founder Robert J. Eagle following his retirement after 52 years at the helm.


Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston located?
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston is at 617 Lexington, Waltham, MA.

What shows have played recently at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston
West Side Story (7/8/2022-7/16/2022)
WEST SIDE STORY (7/8/2022-7/16/2022)
WEST SIDE STORY (7/8/2022-7/16/2022)
The Most Happy Fella in Concert (1/13/2019-1/13/2019)
ChristmasTime (12/1/2018-12/9/2018)
Remembering the 40s (9/29/2018-9/30/2018)
The Music Man (8/2/2018-8/12/2018)
Anything Goes (7/5/2018-7/15/2018)
A Chorus Line (6/7/2018-6/17/2018)
The Country Jamboree (2/25/2018-2/25/2018)

What is the history of Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston ?
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's mission is to present the highest quality of musical theatre productions by combining talented regional performers with professional performers and technicians, thus providing an unusual learning experience for its regular members and more enjoyable experiences for its audiences. Reagle Music Theatre is committed to using the skills of its company to strengthen and enhance teaching and learning in the Waltham Public Schools by educating youth to the joys of theatre, and by using theatre techniques to enhance learning in other curriculum areas. Our offerings include musicals, concerts, revues, educational programming, New York theatergoing trips, and more.

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