Pippin -- The Broadway Revival Version
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MTKC Pro presents the 2013 Broadway Revival Version of Pippin on June 13th-16th. All performances will be in MTKC’s theater, B&B Live, inside the B&B Shawnee Movie Complex; 8 pm performances each evening and 2 pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
This KC premiere of the Pippin Revival brings together a powerful combination of theatre professionals of Kansas City natives and MTKC alumni who work in professional productions across the country. The cast is headed by two New York-based actorse and Kansas City natives: Tony Carrubba as Pippin and Lindsey Hailes as The Leading Player. Carrubba is a recent graduate of NYU and Hailes returns to Kansas City after performing on the first national tour of Dirty Dancing. Additional roles will beView more
MTKC Pro will present the 2013 Broadway Revival Version of Pippin on June 13th-16th.
All performances will be in MTKC’s theater, B&B Live inside the B&B Shawnee Movie Complex 16301 Midland Drive (I-435 & Midland Drive)
8 pm performances on June 13, 14, 15 and 16
2 pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16
Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for adults and are available online at www.mtkc.org.
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Musical written in 1972 by Stephen Schwartz, updated in 2013
A story told by a troupe of actors led by the cunning and charming Leading Player, Pippin follows a young prince on a hero’s journey as he desperately seeks the secret to happiness and fulfillment. Pippin seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power. In the end, Pippin discovers that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the everyday joys of a simple life. Pippin premiered on Broadway in 1972, directed by Bob Fosse and features such Broadway classics as “Magic to Do” and “Corner of the Sky.” Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Disney Animation).
This KC premiere brings together a powerful combination of theatre professionals, nearly all are Kansas City natives and MTKC alumni, who now work in professional productions across the country. The cast will be headed by two New York-based actors — both are Kansas City natives and notable alumni of MTKC’s training program: Tony Carrubba as Pippin and Lindsey Hailes as The Leading Player. Carrubba is a recent graduate of NYU and Hailes returns to Kansas City after performing on the first national tour of Dirty Dancing. Additional roles will be played by Jessica Alcorn (Tracy in Starlight’s recent production of Hairspray), Noah Lindquist (Jack in The Coterie’s Newsies) and MTKC’s founder and Executive Director, Cary Danielson Pandzik, who will make her professional debut as Pippin’s grandmother, Berthe. An ensemble of 12 singers, dancers and acrobats round out the cast with a live orchestra of 12 on-stage musicians. This will be the first Kansas City production of Pippin, following the show’s 2013 revival on Broadway. The nationally based director and cast are excited to return to Kansas City to present Pippin.
The production is directed and choreographed by Roy Lightner and music directed by Julie Danielson, MTKC’s Artistic Director. Lightner is an award-winning director and choreographer born and raised Kansas City. He leads the musical theatre BFA training program at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Previously, he was professor at Ithaca College in the Musical Theatre Department as well as the Associate Artistic Director of Transcendence Theatre Company in Sonoma, CA, prior to joining the Department of Theatre at UAB. As a national director for Dancers Inc., Lightner toured the country as a Master class teacher. Roy has taught at New York City’s Professional Performing Arts School, as well as created the contemporary/musical theatre dance program for the Astoria School of Fine Arts.
Danielson, Pippin Music Director, serves as the Artistic Director and Resident Music Director for MTKC, where she has directed more than 60 shows. Danielson music directed SEUSSICAL with the Kansas City Symphony, Josh Groban’s back-up chorus for his CLOSER Tour, and Spring Awakening’s AIDS Benefit, “CABARET FOR A CAUSE.” She has served as the music assistant for many professional productions, including BRING IT ON (Tom Kitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire) and Bells Are Ringing (City Center ENCORES – Rob Fisher). In addition to her private coaching studio, Danielson also teaches and coaches for various training programs in NYC, including Broadway Evolved, the Professional Performing Arts High School, Rosie’s Broadway Kids, and the Broadway Alliance.
16301 Midland Drive, Shawnee, KS 66217