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Pippin

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Directed by Peter Marston Sullivan

Oct 14 – Nov 13, 2011

presented at Theater Wit

What does it mean to live an extraordinary life? This is the question that drives Pippin through the adventures of war, sex, politics and love – all the while guided by the malicious hand of the Leading Player. While the Players strive to steer Pippin towards the perfect, theatrically tragic end of his story, Pippin begins to discover what it truly means to be extraordinary in our world. Full of dance, passion, and Schwartz's iconic music (including "Corner of the Sky," "Magic to Do," and "Extraordinary"), Pippin is the ultimate theatrical experience that will leave audiences debating what boundaries are crossed for love.

CastCrew
  • Pippin: Shaun Nathan Baer
  • Leading Player: Travis Porchia
  • Charlemagne: Michael Kingston
  • Fastrada: Jenny Lamb
  • Catherine: Dana Tretta
  • Theo: Gabriel Stern
  • Lewis: Sawyer Smith
  • The Players:
  • Kelsey Andres
  • Christopher Logan
  • Maggie Portman
  • Leslie Allison Smith
  • Sawyer Smith
  • Daniel Spagnuolo
  • Choreography: Brenda Didier
  • Music Direction: Nick Sula
  • Scenic Design: John Zuiker
  • Lighting Design: Christopher Burpee
  • Costume Design: Bill Morey
  • Sound Design: Christopher Kriz
  • Prop Design/Stage Manager: Cassy Schillo
  • Producer: Peter Blair

Joseph Jefferson Awards

  • Outstanding Choreography: Brenda Didier (nomination)
  • Supporting Actor (Musical): Michael Kingston (nomination)
  • Supporting Actress (Musical): Dana Tretta — WINNER!

Pippin Promo Video


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Rave reviews for Pippin:

"The dances [Brenda] Didier has crafted... are SENSATIONAL, and simply MUST BE SEEN."
–BroadwayWorld.com

"stylized, shimmery..."
Chicago Tribune

"BoHo has breathed NEW LIFE into a musical that most people have only heard of"
Around The Town

"a production of ASTONISHING warmth and humility"
–ChicagoPride.com

"Boho is to be commended for putting the TEETH back in PIPPIN"
New City