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                “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…


Added by Matthew Maxam on February 19, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Pippin is Stunning!

If you’re looking for a show with talent, lots of pizazz, and an unforgettable ending, look no further than Pippin. Playing at the Orpheum Theatre through February 22, this revival production is not one to be missed. The show follows a young man named Pippin who is the son of the emperor of the Roman Empire, Charlemagne. After finishing his education, Pippin goes on a quest to find fulfilment in his life. Done in Brechtian style, the show is run by a Lead Player who frequently acknowledges the… Continue

Added by Annika Peterson on February 19, 2015 at 10:28pm — 1 Comment

Pippin's Got Magic to Do!

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…


Added by Delia Grimes on February 19, 2015 at 10:20pm — 2 Comments

Pippin: One of Broadway's Simple Joys

    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…


Added by Emma Carlson on February 19, 2015 at 10:18pm — 1 Comment

You'll Fall In love with Pippin in "No time at all"

The curtain behind the amazing Leading Player (Sarah Allen) dropped revealing a circus and my jaw dropped. People getting thrown in air and being caught, someone balancing on a ball, and people hanging from silks. It was truly a sight to see. I immediately fell in love in Pippin. The show is about a prince named Pippin (Sam Lips) who is trying to find something that means something to him as we hear in his song "Corner of the Sky." With help from Leading Player and the other players, Pippin… Continue

Added by Maddie on February 19, 2015 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Join Us... At Pippin

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…


Added by Anne Boatman on February 19, 2015 at 9:16pm — 1 Comment

Pippin - A Cornerstone of the Sky

 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…


Added by Alex King on February 19, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Extraordinary Show

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…


Added by Jack Bonko on February 19, 2015 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment

Pippin Finds his Corner of the Sky

     Pippin is an astonishing, magical, gravity-defying, big top musical.  With acrobatics, dancing, and even a dog- this show is for everyone. 



Added by Jolie Olson on February 19, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Pippin Brings Magic Shows and Miracles to the Orpheum

Grace Peterson


Pippin Brings Magic Shows and Miracles to the Orpheum

            As the lights go down on the…


Added by Grace Peterson on February 19, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Glory to Pippin!

                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,…


Added by Contessa Boorman on February 19, 2015 at 3:45pm — 2 Comments

Pippin? I'm in Too!

Naveh Shavit-Lonstein


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…


Added by Naveh Shavit-Lonstein on February 18, 2015 at 11:16pm — 3 Comments

The Magic of Pippin

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…


Added by Sonya Yermishkin on February 18, 2015 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Magic to See at Pippin

       Since the 1970’s, Pippin has wowed audiences across the nation as they share Pippin’s longing for a greater purpose in his life and the theme of living in the moment while enjoying what you have. Currently, Pippin is on stage at the Orpheum theater until February 22nd. This Broadway Across America production is phenomenal. Opening night on the 17th was wonderful, from the acrobatics to the orchestra to the singing. There were…


Added by Laura Wyatt on February 18, 2015 at 9:19pm — 2 Comments

It's Not Extra Ordinary, But It's Pretty Magical: Pippin

Pippin’s National tour's curtain opened in Minnesota for the first time, at the Orpheum this Tuesday. With acrobatics, magic, mayhem, mystery, and of course, love, this show had very large shoes to fill for it's audience that were expecting a show that they would not soon forget, and despite some flaws, meets those expectations for those looking for a colorful night out.

The show had a beautifully modern feel to it, from the set to the staging,…


Added by Amy Walus on February 18, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Spread a Little Spectacle


I wasn’t sure what to expect going into Pippin. The title sparked fever-dream-like images of Patina Miller’s upper arms and pale clowns laughing at me when I show up to school naked. Or maybe just the first one. The first thing I had heard about Pippin was that it was “very controversial at the time.” What was controversial on October 23, 1972? If your bellbottoms weren’t flared…


Added by Mary Katherine Fiala on February 18, 2015 at 8:28pm — 2 Comments

Now Introducing: The Slugbug Pippin



Added by Nathaniel Larson on February 18, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Pippin Soars to New Heights at the Orpheum

            Not many shows combine the coming-of-age story of a member of the ruling family in the Holy Roman Empire and a visit to a lascivious grandma who is simultaneously a life coach and trapeze artist. However, Pippin, at the Orpheum through February 22, is one of them. The show is jam-packed with fun, from outstanding trapeze and acrobatic work to witty sexual innuendoes, all of which will leave the audience amazed.

            The Broadway revival of this famed work…


Added by Taylor Leighton on February 18, 2015 at 3:05pm — 2 Comments

Calvin Berger

Four actors, one high school hallway, and a lot of insecurities comprised Minneapolis Musical Theatre’s production of “Calvin Berger.” This musical tells the story of a high school senior named Calvin (Gregory Adam) who is in love with a popular girl at school named Rosanna (Emily Madigan), but feels insecure and embarrassed about his appearance, and in particular the size of his nose. Rosanna treats Calvin like a friend, and meanwhile is attracted to the new kid Matt (Logan Greene), who…


Added by Emma Price on February 15, 2015 at 7:41pm — No Comments

A Good Night for Minneapolis Theater

Calvin Berger closed today on the New Century Stage. This one of the latest Minneapolis Musical Theatre and Hennepin Theatre Trust collaborations and it was very well done. The script was funny, the music was catchy, and the actors were very talented. Calvin Berger is a story that surrounds four high school students as they struggle through their insecurities. Calvin, “the nerd”, is insecure about his long nose and is in love with the popular girl Rosanna. Rosanna likes the new…


Added by Anna Young on February 15, 2015 at 5:06pm — No Comments


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