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Tony Award Winning Pippin Revival Comes to Segerstrom

We attended as a guest of the Segerstrom

Segerstrom Center - The cast of the national touring production of PIPPIN - Photo by Terry Shapiro_16

Segerstrom Center – The cast of the national touring production of PIPPIN – Photo by Terry Shapiro

Growing up in the 70’s in Chicago one of the things I always looked forward to was when my mom, dad, sister and I would get dressed up and drive into the city to see the latest Broadway Musical that was playing. One musical I was disappointed I never did get to see live however was Pippin. So needless to say, I was excited to finally have the opportunity to see the 2013 Tony Award Winning production of “Pippin” last week at The Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Pippin Rachel Bay Jones Kyle Dean Ciara Renee

Segerstrom Center – Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin in the national touring production of PIPPIN – Photo by Joan Marcus

Segerstrom Center - Sasha Allen and the cast of the national touring production of PIPPIN - Photo credit Terry Shapiro_1-1

Segerstrom Center – Sasha Allen and the cast of the national touring production of PIPPIN – Photo credit Terry Shapiro

“Pippin” tells the story of a young prince, Pippin (Kyle Dean Massey) seeking to find fulfillment and his purpose in life. In his quest, The Leader (Sasha Allen), who is really a ringmaster of sorts and her circus troupe lure him down an adventurous and even dangerous path. Along the way Pippin falls into a relationship with a young widow who offers a mundane, simple life that may not be enough for him. Will he go out in the blaze of glory the ringmaster envisions or will he find happiness in an ordinary life with his love Catherine (Kristine Reese) and her son Theo (Lucas Schultz/Zachary Mackiewicz)?

Segerstrom Center - Borris York, Sasha Allen and Mathew deGuzman as The Manson Trio in the national touring production of PIPPIN - Photo credit Terry Shapiro_9

Segerstrom Center – Borris York, Sasha Allen and Mathew deGuzman as The Manson Trio in the national touring production of PIPPIN – Photo credit Terry Shapiro

Segerstrom Center - The cast of the national touring production of PIPPIN- Photo credit Terry Shapiro_4

Segerstrom Center – The cast of the national touring production of PIPPIN- Photo credit Terry Shapiro

Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, choreography by Tony nominated Chet Walker, and acrobatic creations by Gypsy Snider, a founding member of Montreal-based circus troupe Les 7 Doigts de le Mains (7 Fingers), this revival of Pippin is part burlesque, part musical and part circus act. With catchy sounding songs, awe-inspiring acrobatics and Fosse inspired choreography the show is thoroughly entertaining whether you love the story or just want to enjoy the sheer spectacle of the show!

Segerstrom Center - John Rubinstein as Charlemagne and Sabrina Harper as Fastrada in the national touring production of PIPPIN - Photo credit Terry Shapiro_3

Segerstrom Center – John Rubinstein as Charlemagne and Sabrina Harper as Fastrada in the national touring production of PIPPIN – Photo credit Terry Shapiro_3

Segerstrom Center - Lucie Arnaz as Berthe in the national touring production of PIPPIN - Photo credit Terry Shapiro_1

Segerstrom Center – Lucie Arnaz as Berthe in the national touring production of PIPPIN – Photo credit Terry Shapiro

To the delight of the audience Pippin’s father, King Charles is played by Broadway’s original Pippin, John Rubinstein, with Lucy Arnaz as Berthe, Pippin’s sassy, fun-loving grandmother. The cast also includes Sabrina Harper as Fastrada, Pippin’s stepmother, and Callan Bergman as her son, Lewis.

If you haven’t yet seen “Pippin”, there’s still time to get your tickets. Now playing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa though November 23rd. Tickets are available starting at $29 here.

The show is recommended for ages 13+ and has mild violence, mature themes and dialogue.

Dana Wilde grew up playing “sous chef” for her father as he churned out one amazing meal after the next for family and friends. She inherited her father’s life long passion for cooking and has spent the past two decades studying, reading, practicing, experimenting, and creating in the kitchen. Together, she and her sister, Shan are Simply Wilde, a small boutique catering business focusing on in-home entertaining.
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