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VIDEO: Cast Has 'Magic To Do' in Rehearsal for PIPPIN at TUTS

In the video below, watch the cast of the all-new Theatre Under The Stars production of PIPPIN rehearse the famous opening number "Magic To Do" before the show opens at Miller Outdoor Theatre on July 11th!

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is welcoming a fully Houston-based cast and creative team for PIPPIN. Holland Vavra, known to Houston audiences from her frequent work at Stages Repertory Theatre in productions such as THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES and BIG FISH, and from her roles in TUTS productions of A CHRISTMAS STORY and THE MUSIC MAN, will star as Leading Player. Thomas Williams will play the title role of Pippin. Williams most recently appeared on the TUTS stage in HEATHERS. Brian Mathis, who has appeared in the national tours of SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and in TUTS' recent productions of MARY POPPINS and OLIVER!, will be playing Charles. Rob Flebbewill be playing the role of Lewis. Flebbe has appeared in many TUTS productions including VICTOR/VICTORIA, A CHORUS LINE and MISS SAIGON. Lauren Pastorek, who has appeared in many tours including OKLAHOMA!, Will Rogers FOLLIES and MY FAIR LADY will be playing Fastrada. Chesley Ann Santoro, who is playing Berthe, is a favorite of Houston audiences, has appeared in more than 20 productions with TUTS including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE MUSIC MAN. Betty Marie Muessig will be playing Catherine. Muessig has appeared in many TUTS productions including THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, CABARET, and LES MISERABLES. Humphreys School of Musical Theatre student, Julian Lammey, who recently appeared in TUTS' production of INTO THE WOODS will be playing Theo.

Rounding out the cast in the Ensemble are Chadwick Adams; Ashley Chasteen; Courtney Chilton; Laura Henning; Logan Keslar; Carlynn Laurie; Christopher Tipps; and Anthony Vincent.

Joining Gaudette on the creative team, will be Thom Culcasi as Musical Director, Ryan McGettigan as Scenic Designer, Christina Giannelli as Lighting Designer, Andrew Harperas Sound Designer and Colleen Grady as Costume Designer.

PIPPIN, with book by Roger O. Hirson and music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, will play at Miller Outdoor Theatre July 11-16, 2017. For tickets and more information, visit

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