PIPPIN will take place at the Playhouse on Park on July 6

PIPPIN, written by Roger O. Hirsonwith music and lyrics by Stephane Schwartz, will run at Playhouse on Park from July 6 to August 21, 2022. This will be the final production of Playhouse on Park’s 13th Main Stage Season. PIPPIN will be directed and choreographed by Darlene Zoller. Musical direction by Colin Britt. 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of PIPPIN’s opening on Broadway! Celebrate this milestone by experiencing the magic of PIPPIN at Playhouse on Park. Time Out New York calls PIPPIN “…showmanship of musical theater at its finest, a thrilling evening of artistry and craftiness enriched with ambivalence about the nature of enchantment.”

Heir to the Frankish throne, 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. Ultimately, however, Pippin discovers that happiness lies not in extraordinary efforts, but rather in the non-extraordinary moments that happen every day.

Darlene Zoller (director/choreographer) is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park in which she directed NUNSENSE, CHICAGO (Best Director of a Musical World/Broadway) and SWINGING ON A STAR and choreographed SCOTTSBORO BOYS , A CHORUS LINE and CABARET.

Colin Britt (Music Director): Playhouse on Park, most recently in their productions of Cabaret, Chicago (for which he and Darlene Zoller won the 2011 CT Broadway World Award for Best Direction), Company and The Last Five Years. Other musical direction credits include Singin’ in the Rain, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Joseph and the Amazing… and Sweeney Todd.

The cast includes Thao Nguyen (Lead Player) Playhouse on Park: Mary Sunshine CHICAGO, Herman/2 Ladies CABARET; Theatrical alliance: Thuy MISS SAIGON; Cape Fear Regional Theater: Donkey SHREK, Kate Wesler (Fastrada): National Broadway Tours: Fastrada PIPPIN, Roxie CHICAGO; Off-Broadway: Marta HARMONY; At regional level: Paper Mill Playhouse: THE PRODUCERS; TV/Film: THE WONDERFUL MRS. MAISEL, SuEllen Estey (Berthe) Broadway: Circle in the Square: Beggar SWEENEY TODD; St. James Theatre: Charity Barnum/Jenny Lind BARNUM; Music Box Theatre: Melissa Frake STATE FAIR; Regional: Alley Theatre: Mrs. Eynsford Hill PYGMALION; arena scene: Yvonne SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, Shannon Cheong (Pippin) Reagle Music Theatre: NICK JR LIVE! GO TO THE MUSIC, ALL GOES, THE MUSIC MAN; Arlington Friends of the Drama: LEGALLY BLONDE, Juliana Lamia (Catherine/Player) High Street Arts Center: Diana Morales/Dance Captain A CHORUS LINE; Texas State University: Adult Women SPRING AWAKENING, Whitney A PIECE OF MY HEART, Gene Choquette (Charlemagne): Circle in the Square: Donny AMERICAN BUFFALO, John Proctor THE CRUCIBLE; Opera Actors: Nostradamus SOMETHING ROTTEN!, King Arthur SPAMALOT, Henry Higgins MY FAIR LADY, Brad Weatherford (Lewis/Player): The Argyle Theater: PUNK ROCK GIRL (World Premiere); The Palace Theatre: Eddie MAMMA MIA, principal dancer QUEEN OF THE NIGHT; Casa Manana: John Quincy Adams BLOODY BLOODY Andre Jackson, Dalton Bertolone (Player) Playhouse on Park: Tribe HAIR; Sierra Repertory Theatre: Mark A CHORUS LINE; The New London Barn: Action WEST SIDE STORY; Utah Opera Festival: Finch NEWSIES, Ryan Byrne (Theo/Player): Opera San Jose: Geetar/Riff u/s WEST SIDE STORY; Clear Space Theatre: Master of Ceremonies CABARET, Chantal LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Riff Raff THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, Leyland Cockerl-Patrick (Player) Playhouse on Park: Benny IN THE HEIGHTS, Teagan La’Shay (Player/US Lead) : Getup Stage Company: Mimi RENT; Western Connecticut State University: Mopsa HEAD ON HEELS; Naugatuck Valley Community College: Natalie NEXT TO NORMAL, Jenny/Lisa Mr. Burns: A POST ELECTRIC PLAY, Oleode Oshotse (Player) Stages Repertory Theatre; The Queensbury Theatre; The barter theater; The Coastal Carolina Center for the Arts; The Metropolitan Opera House, Stephanie Reuning-Scherer (player) University of Michigan Basement Arts: Marcy DOGFIGHT; West Hartford Summer Arts Festival: Sophie MAMMA MIA, Elle Woods LEGALLY BLONDE, Kristen Schoen-René (player): Radio City Rockette; The Metropolitan Opera: Dancer THE MERRY WIDOW; NETworks National Tour: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN; Ogunquit Playhouse and The Gateway: Chastity ANYTHING GOES, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Julia Solecki (player): Peregrine Theater Ensemble: Helga CABARET, HAIR Tribe member; Earthstone Theater Company: Saturninus TITUS ANDRONICUS, Bosola THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, Rae Janeil Sutherland (Player): Playhouse on Park: The Lady THE BOYS SCOTTSBORO; Brookfield Theater for the Arts: Levora Verona DISASTER! ; The Warner Theatre: Mama/Ens DOGFIGHT; Ivoryton Theatre: Rosie CABARET.

Operated under the direction of Playhouse Theater Group, Inc., Playhouse on Park is Greater Hartford’s award-winning destination for the performing arts. Playhouse on Park offers a wide range of stimulating, inspiring and very enjoyable productions that often leave audiences smiling, sometimes crying and always talking about what they have just experienced.

Tickets are on sale now for PIPPIN and range from $40 to $50. Group rates available. Student and senior discounts are also available. Student Rush is $10 (cash only), available 15 minutes before the curtain. Previews are July 6 and 7, with all tickets $20. Matinees at 2 p.m. take place on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. There will be a discussion with the cast after each Sunday matinee.

COVID-19 policy: Vaccination record checks and masks are not mandatory. However, masks are highly recommended.

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