Stephen Schwartz’ musical “Pippin” will be the final main stage production of Season 13 at the Playhouse on Park in West Hartford.
“Pippin,” written by Roger O. Hirson, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, will take place at Theater on To park from July 6 to August 21, 2022. This will be the last production in Theater on To park13th season of the main stage.
Time Out New York calls “Pippin”: “…musical-theater showmanship at its finest, a thrilling evening of artistry and cunning 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 (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). 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 co-founder and co-artistic director of Theater on To 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): Theater on To 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.
Theater on To park: Mary Sunshine CHICAGO, Herman/2 Ladies CABARET; Theater Alliance: Thuy MISS SAIGON; Regional Cape Fear Theater: Donkey SHREK, Kate Wesler (Fastrada): National Broadway Tours: Fastrada PIPPIN, Roxie CHICAGO; Off-Broadway: Marta HARMONY; At the regional level: stationery Theater: THE PRODUCERS; TV/Film: THE WONDERFUL MRS. MAISEL, SuEllen Estey (Berthe) Broadway: Circle in the Square: Beggar SWEENEY TODD; St James Theater: Charity Barnum/Jenny Lind BARNUM; Music Box Theater: Melissa Frake STATE FAIR; Regional: Alley Theater: Mrs. Eynsford Hill PYGMALION; Arena Stage: Yvonne SUNDAY AT PARK WITH GEORGE, Shannon Cheong (Pippin) Reagle Music Theater: 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; Operators: 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 Theater: Eddie MAMMA MIA, principal dancer QUEEN OF THE NIGHT; Casa Manana: John Quincy Adams BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, Dalton Bertolone (Player) Theater on To park: HAIR tribe; Sierra Directory Theater: 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; Free space Theater: CABARET master of ceremonies, Chantal LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Riff Raff THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, Leyland Cockerl-Patrick (Player) Theater on To park: Benny IN THE HEIGHTS, Teagan La’Shay (Leading American Player/Actor): 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 Theater; The Queensbury Theater; 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 Theater and The Gateway: Chastity TOUT VA, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Julia Solecki (Player): Peregrine Theater Together: Helga CABARET, member of the HAIR tribe; earth stone Theater Company: Saturninus TITUS ANDRONICUS, Bosola THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, Rae Janeil Sutherland (Player): Theater on To park: The Lady THE BOYS OF SCOTTSBORO; Brookfield Theater for the Arts: Levora Verona CATASTROPHE! ; The Warner Theater: Mama/Ens DOGFIGHT; Ivoryton Theater: Rosie CABARET.The cast includes Thao Nguyen (lead actor)
About Theater on To park
Managed under the direction of Theater Theater Group, Inc., Theater on To park is Greater Hartford’s award-winning destination for the performing arts. Theater on To park offers a wide range of stimulating, inspiring and very enjoyable productions that often leave the audience 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, and 2 p.m. matinees are Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will be a discussion with the actors after each Sunday morning.
COVID-19 policy: Vaccination record checks and masks are not mandatory. However, masks are highly recommended.
For more information or tickets, call the box office at 860-523-5900 x10 or visit www.playhouseonpark.org. Theater on To park offers discounts for group sales; inquire today. Theater on To park is located at 244 To park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119.
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