July 28, 2017–August 13, 2017
Casa del Prado Theatre
Directed by Shirley Johnston
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Junior Theatre’s 69th Season, 2016-2017
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks 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, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.
Pippin features an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy-winner, three-time Oscar-winner, and musical theatre giant Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), and has been delighting audiences since its Broadway debut in 1972.
Recommended for audiences 13 and older due to mature humor and themes.
ASL-Interpreted performance, 7pm Saturday, August 12, 2017.
Pippin. Book by Roger O. Hirson. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Originally produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow. Directed on the Broadway stage by Bob Fosse. Theo ending originally conceived in 1998 by Mitch Sebastian. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-4684. Fax: 212-397-4684. www.MTIShows.com. Production sponsored in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, and the County of San Diego.