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  Pippin: Historically Speaking
Initially, Pippin was designed to be a medieval-style pageant presented by a troupe of wandering players; the leader of which was to be an elderly man. When Fosse was hired to direct, a much younger man-a dancer-from the film version of Sweet Charity was contacted for the audition.
Pippin is led through a series of experiences throughout the journey of the play reminiscent of the late-medieval morality drama Everyman.
In turn, Pippin is tempted by and dabbles in greed, lust, gluttony, control, and many of life's other excesses and temptations; all of this leads him to the realization that, ultimately, investing heavily in any of them will not bring him happiness.
www.bard.org /Education/resources/other/pippinhistory.html   (1502 words)

  Pippin (musical) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pippin tells the scholars of the time of his dreams and they happily applaud Pippin on his ambitious quest for an extraordinary life.
Pippin plans a revolution, and Fastrada is delighted to hear that perhaps Charles and Pippin will both perish so that her beloved Lewis can become king.
They tell Pippin to jump into a box of fire, light himself up, and "become one with the flame." Pippin is reluctant, but agrees that perhaps suicide is the best way to go, but he is stopped by one actress from the troupe--the woman playing Catherine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pippin_(musical)   (989 words)

 Pippin the musical - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Pippin is about a little boy on a voyage to self discovery.
However, it was not just Evan and Ricky themselves that made this musical the worst ever, it was I'm ashamed to say, the entire cast of NSB and G that added to this appalling plus plus so called "night of entertainment".
Music was sensational with out-of-time conducting of a badly-constructed school band as accompaniment, singing that was seemingly impossibly bad and a guitar solo by some random Mexicans.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Pippin_the_musical   (809 words)

 Pippin: review on TheaterMania.com
Pippin attempts to attain contentment through familial love, which is impossible since his dad's a tyrannical bore, his step-mom Fastrada (Luba Mason) is Lady Macbeth in a mini skirt, and his half-brother Lewis (Abe Sylvia) is a twit.
Pippin is full of light pop music, magic, and soft-shoe dances, but it has one of the darkest and most complex themes in musical theater history.
Pippin and Catherine often appear to be a limp couple at the end of the tale, but Kelly and Arden bring heat to their love; rather than the least of several evils, their union seems the best of all worldly options.
www.theatermania.com /content/news.cfm/story/5596   (1240 words)

 Pippin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The title of a Broadway musical by Stephen Schwartz, refer Pippin (musical).
The title of a 1981 film based on the musical by Stephen Schwartz with William Katt in the title role.
The Pippin games console which was designed by Apple Computer and manufactured by Bandai in 1995.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pippin   (228 words)

 Musical Theatre Guild successful with Pippin
Pippin, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, directed by Melinda Fennell, in the Student Center's Sala de Puerto Rico, Friday, Feb. 1.
Pippin, played by Warren J. Madden '85, is the son of Charlemagne, Carl Dashfield '87, in search of a purpose to his life.
Pippin's search for fulfillment leads him to try his hand at many activities, including soldier, artist, revolutionary, and emperor, but none of these provide satisfaction.
www-tech.mit.edu /V105/N2/pippin.02a.html   (473 words)

 Uninspired musical comedy falls short
Pippin is usually played as a nerdy Jerry Lewis type; this version portrays Pippin as a young Hercules-esque rebel without a cause.
The only parts of "Pippin" that the cast seems to be especially connected with involve sexnot that there is anything wrong with sex; however, it is hardly the essence of the show.
Sound is key to any musical, and with a musical already lacking in overall zest, sound problems are a final blow.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V142/N52/03-uninspired.52d.html   (504 words)

 The Winchester Star   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shenandoah Conservatory’s spring musical, “Pippin,” stormed the stage of Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre with a cast of colorful characters, almost 20 energetic song and dance numbers, and even some audience participation.
Pippin looks to education, the “glory” of war, women and political power for total fulfillment only to find he is still empty inside.
Directed and choreographed by Lara Teeter, “Pippin” is full of entertaining characters, colorful sets, almost 20 musical/dance numbers, lots of laughs, and a story that convincingly combines the eighth century with the 21st.
www.winchesterstar.com /TheWinchesterStar/050226/Life_pippin.asp   (514 words)

 The Seattle Times: Arts & Entertainment: 5th Avenue revisits "Pippin," that quirky 1970s musical
As conceived by composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz and librettist Roger O. Hirson, the latter Pippin is definitively a creature of 1970s Broadway, where brash musical artists were lustily breaking the rules with rock beats, anachronistic fables and antiestablishment hullabaloo.
As his soaring anthem "Corner of the Sky" presages, Pippin seeks greatness as a warrior, a sexual libertine, a political activist, a family-man farmer.
This "Pippin" doesn't do much to refute the belief that the show's initial success was primarily the work of famed director Bob Fosse.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/artsentertainment/2002980862_pippin09.html?syndication=rss   (658 words)

 The Broadway Musical Home-Pippin
Pippin is a prince, looking for something to do with his life.
Pippin is upset that his father is killing thousands in war, and murders him.
In the end Pippin looks at his life and finds that what he was looking for the entire time, was there all along.
www.prigsbee.com /Musicals/shows/pippin.htm   (144 words)

 Weinberg Center for the Arts | Performances
The musical PIPPIN is as relevant today as it was when it was written three decades ago during the "Me Generation." The main story in PIPPIN is timeless - someone trying to figure out what to do with his life.
PIPPIN is an electrifying, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale that dazzles audiences with a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds.
PIPPIN is directed by Theatre Director William Morris and choreographed by Yara Jahrling with musical direction by David Loy.
www.weinbergcenter.org /performanceDetail.asp?PerformanceID=149   (257 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features
Like any youth, Pippin embarks on a journey to find happiness and fulfillment -- his "corner of the sky." He seeks it in the glories of battle and war, the lure of women and sex, art, religion and the machinations of politics.
The musical comedy by Stephen Schwartz, which opened Friday at the Mamiya Theatre on the St. Louis School campus, is narrated by the omnipresent Leading Player (senior Micah Tiedemann), who, in the opening scene, invites the audience to "watch the magic."
Although there were a few minor sound and music kinks in the opening scenes, the cast managed to deliver a magical performance.
starbulletin.com /2003/03/10/features/story6.html   (497 words)

"Pippin," a musical written by Roger O. Hirston with lyrics and music composed by Stephen Schwartz, is based on the life of Pippin, son of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.
Although this musical centered on ancient Rome was written in the 1970s, it certainly retains its retro influences, as is evident in the costumes and themes of the musical.
Having been in every musical throughout her high school career, Jessie tried out for "Pippin" because she "loves the music and being a part of it all." Jessie also liked the fact that the cast was smaller this year.
www.sci.edu /sleepyweasel/Weasel03/magic.html   (1625 words)

 Why You Should See Pippin
And the way it came into my life, the musical itself, the cast of the musical, and the journey I went on with it all is so beautiful to me that I want to take the time to tell you how wonderful it is, and to tell you to go see the musical.
The musical itself is extraordinary: a psychedelic, 1970's written production that shows the journey of Pippin, the young and restless son of King Charlemagne, as he tries to find purpose in his life.
But more than the musical itself is the experience I had with the musical, and the connection I felt to it and the people involved in it.
www.loveisonlysleeping.com /Monkees/Pippin   (703 words)

At first, Pippin thinks himself above such boring manorial duties as sweeping, repairs, and milking cows ("Extraordinary"), but eventually he comforts Theo on the sickness and eventual death of his pet ("Prayer for a Duck") and warms up to the lovely Catherine ("Love Song").
Pippin comes to the realization that the widow's home was the only place where he was truly happy ("Magic Shows and Miracles") "....I never came close my love".
Pippin realizes that he has given up his extraordinary purpose for the simplest and most ordinary life of all, and he is finally a happy man.
musical_comedy_guild.tripod.com /id21.html   (906 words)

 Wittenberg Department of Music - Faculty   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wittenberg and a Master of Music degree in voice performance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Scheffel received a Bachelor of Music Education degree and Master of Music degree at the University of Nebraska and a DMA at the University of Michigan.
He holds Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degrees from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati.
www4.wittenberg.edu /academics/music/web/faculty.html   (4581 words)

 Musicals_cast_recordings   (Site not responding. Last check: )
a pair of musicals dedicated to the sultry tale of excess were produced virtually concurrently.
And thanks to the box.office clout of Lloyd Webber, as well as the rather sparse supply of new tuneful musicals, this charming little show has reached audiences far beyond the schoolchildren it was intended for.
Chess is the story of a love triangle told against the backdrop of an international chess tournament during the height of the cold war.
music.mysic.com /Musicals_Cast_Recordings?p=4   (922 words)

 Pippin: His Musical Journey - Arts Reviews - Arts - Entertainment - smh.com.au
But Pippin has by far the more eclectic score and an eccentric and dreamy rite-of-passage that is very loosely based on Charlemagne's son, Pepin, who sought to overthrow his father as king in the eighth century.
The musical, scripted by Roger Hirson, is a fetching quest journey in which Pippin (Matthew Robinson) samples "this and that" - war, sex and religion - in his precarious path towards enlightenment and self-acceptance.
Musically the show is also thin while the sound quality on opening night was hardly up to scratch.
www.smh.com.au /news/arts-reviews/pippin-his-musical-journey/2007/03/19/1174152929000.html   (620 words)

 MySpace.com - Pippin the Musical - MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - Other / Folk Rock / R&B - www.myspace.com/pippinthemusical
Pippin was the first Broadway show to use commerical TV ads - it aired tantalizing segments from the "Glory" soft-shoe section."Beguiling, highly original and...just plain wonderful!" - Boston Globe, "Extraordinary music theatre!" - Daily News, "Splendiferous theatricality, the kick of a lighting bolt and a passionate knack for being entertaining." -Time Magazine.
Pippin is disgusted with his fathers actions and decides that it is time for the tyrant to be overthrown.
Pippin enters disguised as a monk and after confronting his father about the entire harm he has brought to his subjects, takes a knife and strikes him to the ground.
profile.myspace.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=53603719   (2795 words)

 Central Stage Theatre of County Kitsap [CSTOCK Presents - Pippin]
I first saw the musical PIPPIN during the mid 1970's at a professional Equity summer-stock theatre in Michigan.
For those unfamiliar with the musical PIPPIN, it is the story of the eldest son of King Charlemagne, the heir apparent to the Holy Roman Empire.
PIPPIN is a dancer's showcase - the majority of the musical numbers include involved and elaborate dance routines.
www.cstock.org /shows/pippin   (819 words)

 James Madison University - JMU TO PRESENT COMING-OF-AGE MUSICAL 'PIPPIN'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pippin longs to escape the shadow of his father and discover the meaning of true happiness and fulfillment.
A narrator and chorus of singers and dancers help to tell the tale of Pippin's coming of age, as we follow his adventurous quest from the battlefield to the bedroom and to the height of political power.
Tickets to "Pippin" are $10 for the general public and $6 for senior citizens, children and JAC cardholders.
www.jmu.edu /jmuweb/general/news/general_20032393225.shtml   (180 words)

 Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews: San Francisco - "Pippin - 5/12/01
Presenting a full scale musical on a studio floor measuring about the size of three large living rooms is no mean feat.
Pippin ran for 1,944 performances at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway with Ben Vereen, John Rubenstein, and the great Irene Ryan.
Fastrada (Nancy D'Addario), a conniving and sexy stepmother and Louis (Adam Elsberry), her narcissistic son and half-brother of Pippin, are convincing in their roles and demonstrate remarkable chemistry as they sing and romp in the song, "Spread a Little Sunshine".
www.talkinbroadway.com /regional/sanfran/s111.html   (951 words)

 Pippin - 2006-2007
Pippin is filled with broad comedy, bawdy characters and magical music by Stephen Schwartz, composer of such hits as Godspell and the Tony Award winner Wicked.
Pippin is self-obsessed to the point of treason and patricide.
In fact, the version of the Stephen Schwartz musical currently on offer at Western Washington Center for the Arts is bright, colorful, tuneful and often engaging.
wwca.us /schedule/Pippin.html   (623 words)

Pippin served as music director and conductor of a special Holiday concert with soprano Deborah Voigt and the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Avery Fisher Hall.
In 1990, Donald Pippin was in London to conduct the 25th Anniversary Gala of Hello Dolly, with Carol Channing, returning in 1991 to conduct the concert galas celebrating the 100th birthday of Cole Porter.
Pippin was the vocal arranger and musical director, while PBS telecast An Evening with Paul Sorvino, conceived, arranged and conducted by Mr.
www.parkerartists.com /NewPages/pippinpage.html   (898 words)

 Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Los Angeles - "Pippin" - 2/4/05
Pippin aches to find his place in the world, and Arden plays him with a doe-eyed eagerness and fundamental decency that make him downright irresistible.
Luba Mason is delightfully wicked as Pippin’s stepmother, a woman way too interested in her son’s advancement (and also way too interested in her son).
Arden’s Pippin is stellar, and the rest of the company, even at its worst, sings the show solidly.
www.talkinbroadway.com /regional/la/la168.html   (993 words)

 Stephen_schwartz   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is a new recording with a great cast, under the direction of Michael Lavine, of the Tony Award winning musical Wicked.
If you're Pippin, son of Charlemagne, you decide to dabble in war, sex, and politics before finally finding love.
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 `Pippin' Falls Flat at Yerba Buena
PIPPIN: Musical comedy by Stephen Schwartz, starring Michael Amaral, Nanette Fabray, Morgan Brittany, Stephen Semien, Wendy James and Mark Chambers; directed by David Hock.
Stephen Schwartz's ``Pippin'' is one of the great American musicals of the 1970s, but you wouldn't know it from the sorry spectacle that landed Tuesday night in the Forum at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
The musical also solidified Bob Fosse's place among American choreographers, though its dances also were the first to demonstrate just how easily his artistry could descend into vulgarity once a strong ballet master left the scene.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2000/08/31/DD89189.DTL&type=printable   (660 words)

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