Poppin The Musical

634 WordsJan 26, 20183 Pages
Pippin is a Tony-Award winning musical that captures the eyes of anyone who has the chance to see the show. It is a show like no other with tricks, stunts, and an overall show that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The music is intriguing and mystifying. Stephen Schwartz wrote the music and lyrics while the book is by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse who is a legacy in the musical theatre world was the original Broadway production director. Fosse also contributed to the libretto. The original Broadway cast had John Rubinstein as Pippin, Ben Vereen as leading player, Christopher Chadman as Leading Player, Eric Berry as Charles, Jill Clayburgh as Catherine, Leland Palmer as Fastrada, and Irene Ryan as Berthe until her stroke in 1973 that led to her death six weeks later in Santa Monica The original songs in the musical include Magic to Do, Corner of the Sky, Welcome Home, War is a Science, Glory, Simple Joys, No Time at All, With You, Spread a Little Sunshine, Morning Glow, On the Right Track, And There He Was, Kind of Woman, Extraordinary, Prayer for a Duck, Love Song, I Guess I’ll Miss the Man, and Finale. These are the songs Schwartz designed to be catchy, different, and exciting. Pippin is the story of the French Prince Pippin, son of Charlemagne. The show begins with the Leading Player and the other players inviting the audience to watch their “Magic” as they help to tell the story. Next they introduce Pippin as a young man just out of a university. He tells us how he is
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