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
From the moment that the show opened with a silhouette of Leading Player to the final curtain, I was captivated by the journey of Pippin. Pippin the musical was first produced in 1972 and revived in 2013, when it won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. The show tells the story of Pippin, a prince who is searching for his “corner of the sky” or the place where he fills fulfilled, and is circus-inspired which allows for truly jaw-dropping acrobatic…Continue
Pippin is the circus revival of the famous musical that follows Pippin’s journey through medieval Europe to true happiness and to find his purpose in life. It is playing at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis from February 17th until February 22nd. This beautiful musical will dazzle and amaze you just like it did me.
I entered the theater with very high expectations. I have been hearing nothing but great things about this show and how…Continue
Trying to refrain from the cliche, “simply magical” is hard to do when describing Pippin at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This show forces you to be on the front of your seat (another cliche) the whole time when listening to the insanely talented cast tell you the story of Pippin. This show takes place during the crusades and links characters influence a prince named Pippin into living an extraordinary life. At first you wonder if it’s just going to be a history lesson…Continue
Pippin Brings Magic Shows and Miracles to the Orpheum
As the lights go down on the…Continue
Bursting with color and joy, the cast of the national tour of Pippin took the stage at the Orpheum Theatre this past Tuesday. The story follows a young man in his journey through life to find meaning; running into some bumps and bruises along the way to self-discovery. With returning members from the original and Broadway revival of the show, the sheer amount of talent in the cast is inconceivable. From the moment the curtain drops at the beginning of the show,…Continue
Pippin? I’m in Too!
How did they do that?
From Broadway originals to gravity defying acrobat tricks, to an award winning score, Pippin showed off so many different talents. No wonder they got the 2013 Tony award for best…Continue
For a show with such a short name, Pippin, running through February 22nd at the Orpheum, is astonishingly packed with a mishmash of acrobatics, magic and glorious music. The powerful journey of a young man searching for his life’s meaning is exhibited beautifully through stunning choreography and outstanding vocals, incredible acrobatics and the power to draw an audience in and hold them close, sharing the mystique and glory of Pippin.
The show opened brilliantly, with…Continue