“Pippin” coming to the stage at Greenwich Academy

A cast photo of those performing Pippin at Greenwich Academy.

A cast photo of those performing Pippin at Greenwich Academy.

Greenwich Academy welcomes audiences to attend their fall musical, Pippin, Nov. 20 to 22.

Pippin has won multiple Tony Awards for both the original 1972 Broadway production and the current revival.

Director Brian Borowka and Musical Director Erica McCants collaborated in the play selection process.

“We looked for a family friendly shows that appeal to all ages, but is recent enough that the cast is excited about it,” Mr. Borowka said. “It’s a meaningful show about finding what you want to do with your life. This will resonate with audiences, in particular our students.”

The musical, which features an outstanding score by Stephen Schwartz of Wicked fame, includes well-known songs such as Magic to Do and Corner of the Sky. The score has “a little bit of everything” according to McCants.

“There are songs that have classical influences as well as songs that have more of a rock feel,” she said. “They are so beautifully written. You can’t help but find yourself humming.”

The play takes audiences on a journey with a young prince, Pippin, who is seeking something more in life.

Along the way he encounters a group of traveling performers who seek to guide him on his quest.

In addition to a cast of Greenwich Academy and Brunswick Upper School student actors, this production will also feature Bob Fosse inspired student choreography performed by members of the Greenwich Academy Dance Corps; as well as a full pit orchestra.

Performances take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. in Greenwich Academy’s Massey Theater.

The performances are open to the public.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be reserved at Greenwichacademy.org/pippin.

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