“Pippin” opened at the Orpheum theater on tuesday night and did a great job of making people smile. Based on the book by Roger O. Hirson, the main character, Pippin, is the son of fictional Emperor Charlemagne. The show opens with a circus troupe inviting the audience to watch as they tell the magical story of Pippin’s life. If audience’s…Continue
As you enter the Orpheum, you are drawn into a big top, and consequently the life of a young man named Pippin who’s on a search. It is a modern journey through love, sex, war and politics despite its odd setting of the Middle Ages. You are able to relatably follow this common man as he seeks fulfillment, but while trying to decide where the ridiculous storyline is heading. It truly is "high-flying" and "death-defying" visually, but heeds some questionable elements. For those of you who, like…Continue
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I liked “Pippin”. But I didn’t like Pippin.
“Pippin” is the story of Pippin, a remarkably unremarkable young man in search of fulfillment. The son of a king, he is surrounded by eccentric characters but possesses no remarkable traits of his own. Undeterred by this, Pippin quests for purpose through different avenues--love, sex, rebellion, war, the arts, simple life, the list goes on. Having experienced each, he pronounces himself unsatisfied…Continue
Spread a Little Pippin!
From February 17th to February 22nd, “Pippin” is being performed live at the Orpheum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Come and see the marvelous production with a circus twist that brings the timeless classic to life! The story follows the telling of a medieval tale about a young man named Pippin (Sam Lips), son of King Charles (John…Continue
Pippin, frankly, leaves the audience stunned. In both good and bad ways. The twist ending leaves us questioning the meaning of the show, while the show stopping acrobatic and musical performances leave us in awe.
All the actors are highly skilled. They not only act and sing, but they do so while dancing and performing acrobatics. Pippin had a blatantly strong ensemble. No one performer was an obviously weak link: no one was the one person who was designated to perform all the…
For someone as critical as myself, it's not every day you see theatre that leaves you with nothing to complain about. Even during the most seemingly flawless shows I can find a time to scoff at an unenthusiastic ensemble member or roll my eyes at an uninspired love song. I'll pick apart just about anything, so it shouldn't be taken lightly when I say that "Pippin" playing at the Orpheum Theater is near perfect.
Pippin is packed with…Continue
Oh wait, it’s just the musical Pippin, at the Orpheum Theater. Pippin is a spectacle that can’t be missed. In this show, the story of Pippin is told by a circus troop. These performers doing their individual circus acts within the medieval tale of a boy’s quest to find meaning in his life, create an engaging, surprising, and relatable show.
Pippin brings together circus and theater to create a non-stop experience. Combining different styles of performance arts is a rising…
I had been looking forward to seeing “Pippin” ever since I first heard of it on the Tony Awards. The opening song, “Magic To Do” caught hold of my interest immediately. When I saw that “Pippin was one of the touring Broadway productions that would perform at the Orpheum during their 2014-2015 season, I was ecstatic. “Pippin” was created by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson. The revival production was directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Chet Walker. “Pippin” is…Continue
Currently showing at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota is Pippin the musical. Pippin is the story of a man named Pippin that is trying to find…Continue
Join us! Come to the Orpheum now until February 22nd to experience Pippin, the magical circus revival of the famous Stephen Schwartz musical that asks the age old question, “what am I supposed to do with my life?” In the show, we follow Pippin (Sam Lips) on his journey of self-discovery, as he searches to be something more than just ordinary. I walked into the theatre with high expectations, but little did…Continue
Only once in a while do I come across a show that compels me to keep my eyes glued to the stage the entire time. The touring production of Pippin, currently playing at the Orpheum Theatre was that show for me. Director Diane Paulus did a phenomenal job telling the story of Pippin (Sam Lips), a prince and the son of Charlemagne, as he embarks on a journey to find fulfillment in his life with the help of numerous circus performers, namely the Leading Player (Sasha…Continue
Pippin is playing at the Orpheum Theater through February 22 and there is no way you can miss this stunning show. It is by far my favorite of the season so far. On Broadway, Pippin won four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Best. Pippin tells the story of a young man - Pippin who is finding it hard to find his passion in life, trying everything from school to war to love. On his both meaningful and humorous journey we meet his father…Continue
The show starts with the announcement that they’re going to have a show. It comes as no surprise when they continue onstage for the next two acts, having a show. Pippin is the concurrent narrative of Pippin, a mostly fictionalized prince seeking fulfillment in addition to an occasionally unpolished troupe putting on the show of a…Continue
When The Leading Player’s shadow filled the curtain that separated the audience from the magic that we were about to witness, my only thought was “this is going to be good”. It’s such an insignificant thing, and yet it can say so much about where the show will take you.
The curtains were snatched away and the overwhelming sight of contortion and color was revealed like a jump in…Continue
“What just happened?” was the thought that first crossed my mind when Pippin concluded. Easily one of the most complex and confusing shows I have ever seen, Pippin truly left me wondering what was going on when the lights went down for the last time. Complex and confusing are not inherently bad traits, however, and Pippin was a very enjoyable, and very stunning show. The show follows the story of Pippin, son of Charlemagne, as he searches for true happiness. This story is…Continue
Pippin is the full package -- beautiful set, atmospheric lighting, glitzy costumes, hypnotic music and--the cherry on top--insanely entertaining circus acts.The show revolves around a fresh out of college Pippin, a prince who dreams of finding something he was born to do and be extraordinary at, all while dealing with his aggravated father and greedy stepmother. Full of humor and sexual innuendos, Pippin’s story intertwines with circus acts, all orchestrated by the Lead…Continue
How do you make a musical from the 70’s popular in todays day and age? Add some circus flair, fishnets, and a metric ton of talent, and you have how Pippin has made its Tony award winning comeback. Set as an on stage circus performance is the whimsical story of Pippin, the son of Holy Roman Empire Charlemagne, who doesn't seem to fit in with his high flying brethren. Fresh out of school, Pippin decides to go out…Continue