SAVANNAH — The city of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre will be presenting its spring production, “Pippin,” May 1-3, 8-10, 16-17 in the Black Box at S.P.A.C.E., located at 9 W. Henry St.
Written by Roger O. Hirson, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the musical follows Pippin, the son of Charlemagne, the fabled King of France. The young prince longs to discover the secret of true happiness and find himself. A chorus of medieval masquers leads him through his quest to find fulfillment in war, pleasure and power, until finally he must chose between an ordinary life or an extraordinary death.
Originally staged in 1972, this hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere. The energetic pop-influenced score bursts with one show-stopping number after another, from soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers. Time Magazine commended the show as being, “Splendiferous theatricality, the kick of a lighting bolt and a passionate knack for being entertaining.”
Directed by Bridget Tunstall, the production will feature Corey Green as “Pippin,” and Faith Boles as the “Leading Player.” Musical direction is provided by Ryan McCurdy, with choreography by Karen Burns.
Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for seniors and students. Reservations may be made Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by calling (912)651-6783. Free off-street parking is available. The box office opens one hour prior to curtain on weekends.
For information, contact (912) 651-6783 or visit www.savannahga.gov/arts.