Musical Review: ‘Pippin’ Sizzles From The Minute It Starts

Review by Monique Thompson

The 2013 Tony Award winner for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL is back for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. With a beloved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (GODSPELL, WICKED), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory.

Next up in the Dallas Summer Musicals line up is Tony Award winning Pippin. Not your typical musical, Pippin is filled with so much more that will leave audiences of all ages in amazement. Like all musicals, there’s definitely going to be plenty of singing and dancing. But, combine that with aerial artists in pole, lyra hoops, aerial silks, magic, and acrobatics and you have Pippin. The death defying stunts that the cast executes is nothing short of amazing. It’s pretty much a junior version of a Cirque production. With a run-time of just a little over 2 1/2 hours (which includes a brief intermission), this captivating production will sizzle from the moment the lead takes the stage in a form fitting tuxedo on down to the sultry dance number throughout.

Now playing through July 19 then moves to Bass Hall in Ft. Worth.

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