“Pippin,” the hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale that has captivated audiences for years is coming to Rodey Theatre.
Once upon a time, the young prince Pippin longed to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He sought 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, he found it in the simple pleasures of home and family.
This hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere. The energetic pop-influenced score by Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (“Godspell,” “Children of Eden,” “Wicked “and the animated films “Pocahontas,” “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame” and “The Prince Of Egypt”) bursts with one showstopping number after another, from soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers originally choreographed by Bob Fosse.
Performances are March 16-31 with Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets are available through www.unmtickets.com and are $22, $24 and $26 with a $2.00 discount for seniors and students.