Book by Roger O. Hirson
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Directed by Beth Criscuolo
April 12–14 & 19–21 at 7 p.m.
Large Auditorium | Academic Building | Marple Campus
With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, "Pippin" is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of "Pippin" continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks 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, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but in unextraordinary every day moments.