Broadway’s “Wicked” music and lyrics composer, Stephen Schwartz, does it again in Bank of America’s Broadway Across Fort Lauderdale’s presentation of the American Repertory Theater Production of Pippin! Pippin is a death-defying acrobatic smash hit musical immersed in athletic performances based on the book by Roger O. Hirson. This remarkable and memorable show leaves its audience with a jaw-dropping impression that only the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® that included Best Musical Revival, is able to deliver.
The story of a young French Prince named Pippin, the son of Charlemagne of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, is determined to search for his existential fulfillment. Pippin’s journey to be extraordinary is depicted through spectacular acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, who is the ingenious and dynamic force that brought us the nationwide sensation, Traces.
Entrance yourself with this awe-inspiring cast of dancers, aerial artists, jugglers, and actors that sets Pippin out on his journey for an extraordinary life that is led by a troupe and its Leading Player. After being deceived by the Leading Player into the ultimate act of desperation, Pippin’s journey to settle for love instead of committing suicide in “The Finale,” leaves him feeling “trapped, but happy.” The Leading Player, played by Lisa Karlin on opening night, magnificently captured the audience with her vocal range that mesmerizes. Pippin actor Sam Lips, steals hearts throughout his journey.
Pippin is celebrated for its many scores that includes “Glory,” “Morning Glow,” “Corner of the Sky,” “Love Song,” “No Time at All,” and “Magic To Do” which will have you singing along as the audience becomes part of the show. Creatively directed by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus, the performance and story of Pippin’s realization of the meaning of life, is where the heart is.
Ready yourselves South Florida! Pippin is in town and there is magic to do! Don’t miss the magical journey of Pippin now playing through April 12, 2015 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts!
Tickets start at $34.75.
For tickets visit www.browardcenter.org; by phone 1-800-745-3000.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, FL, 33312
Photo Credit: Martha Rial