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The musical Pippin is the story of the young prince Pippin, son of Charlemagne, who is searching for a purpose and place in life. His journey leads him too many different places including a battlefield which leads him realize the cruelty of his father, to rebelling and leading a peasant revolt, and finally to a small village where he meets a women and her young son. Although this is the story line the show is truly about the nature of plays, and is a sort of play within a play. For…Continue
They Did Some Magic, But What Else?
Pippin is full of amazing tricks and acts of a circus. But is that all you want in a Broadway musical? Pippin is running at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis from February 17-22. There are thrilling parts in it, but not in the story. After hearing so many great things about the show after the past few years, it was underwhelming. It is about a boy trying to do extraordinary things in his life…Continue
Brilliant music, beautiful costumes, stunning acrobatics, mind-boggling magic, and a moral-filled plot had me entranced from the moment the curtain rose at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday night. Pippin, showing from now until February 22, tells the story of a young man’s search for truth and meaning in life. Pippin (Sam Lips) tries education, war, religion, art, and sex, but nothing seems to be satisfactory or fulfilling. Finally he is thrust into the simple…Continue
TC Daily Planet 5/16Jay Gabler, Front Row Seat,When a movie critic says something my dad doesn't agree with, Dad will grunt. "Those critics see too many movies! They have no idea what the average…Continue
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SpotLight's Critical Review Program gives high school students the opportunity to attend and review touring Broadway productions and SpotLight school productions. Critical Review is part of a larger curriculum that teaches communication skills, and enhances critical thinking and creative response. As part of this program, students receive study guides and press kits before the show, learn from experts including local theatre critics, playwrights and actors who discuss topics from lighting design to choreography, and in some cases, have expanded access to the Broadway touring cast and crew.
This program is funded through the generous support of Fred and Ann Moore.