We’ve Got Magic to Do at Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance as they present the Broadway musical “Pippin”
Enjoy a spectacle-driven theatre extravaganza as the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance presents the Broadway musical “Pippin,” the tale of a young man in search of fulfillment, opening Aug.17-Aug. 26.
A troupe of dancers tells the story in this stylized musical of young prince Pippin’s quest for true happiness. Pippin, played by Seph Schonekas, explores the glories of war, the temptations of love, and the intrigues of political power before discovering happiness lies not in the extraordinary but in the ordinary moments of every day.
The troupe, led by Gray Smith as the Leading Player, has “Magic To Do” as they introduce Pippin and his father Charles, played by Neil Shepherd. The story explores the struggles of young Prince Pippin against his father a tyrannical king. The responsibility of leading the Holy Roman Empire leaves Pippin lost and confused, so he leaves his post in search of something more fulfilling. Soon a young widow named Catherine, played by Rebecca Barnhardt, comes into Pippin’s life with her child Theo, and Pippin explores life as a part of a family. The show is recommended for PG-13 for its adult themes and suggestive dance style.
“Pippin” opened on Broadway in 1972 and ran for 1,944 performances with amazing choreography by Bob Fosse and a score by Broadway giant Stephen Schwartz. After writing “Godspell,” Schwartz jumped from Off-Broadway to On- with the extravagant score of “Pippin.” Still to come from him were other Broadway hits “Wicked,” “Working,” “Children of Eden” and the Disney films “Pocahontas” and “The Hunchback of Norte Dame” and many more.
WHO: Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Directed by Jamie Lawson
Music Direction by David Lane
Starring Gray Smith, Seph Schonekas, Neil Shepherd, Rebecca Barnhardt, and Michelle Groneck
Friday, August 17 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 18 2018 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 19 2018 at 2 pm
Thursday, August 23 2018 at 8 pm
Friday, August 24 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 25 2018 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 26 2018 at 2 pm
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
1047 Northwest Blvd
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