Kentwood Players - Coming Soon

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Directed by Alison Boole
Musical Direction by Catherine Rahm

Choreographed by Alison Boole

Produced by Lyndsay Palmer and Jeremy Palmer
May 17 – June 22, 2019
PIPPIN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

The award winning musical Pippin, tells the story of a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. Pippin originally debuted on Broadway 1972 with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. This beautiful and thought-provoking musical uses the premise of a magical and mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player. Ben Vereen and Patina Miller won Tony Awards for their portrayals of the Leading Player in the original Broadway production and the 2013 revival, respectively, making them the first two actors of different sexes to win a Tony for the same role.

The Character Breakdown is: Kentwood Players practices color blind casting; all ethnicities are encouraged to audition and will be considered for every part.
Leading Player – Female or Male (age open)
The ultimate ‘ring leader.’ Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Strong dancer preferred. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience. Vocal range (female) Mezzo with a strong belt and mix to D5, (male) Tenor to A4
Pippin – Male (18-25)
Our story's young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Must move well. Vocal range - Tenor to C5
Charles – Male (50-65)
Pippin's demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride. Vocal range - Baritone to E4
Lewis – Male (20-30)
Pippin's half-brother, Fastrada’s son. Thinks very highly of himself. Vocal range - Baritone to E4
Fastrada – Female (35 – 50)
Pippin's conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to her benefit. Dancing ability preferred. Vocal range - Mezzo with a strong belt to B5 and mix to E5
Berthe – Female (50-70)
Pippin's saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest. Vocal range - Alto to C5
Catherine – Female (20-35)
A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic. She encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him. Vocal range - Mezzo to E5
Theo/Thea – Male or Female (6 to 10)
Catherine's son (or daughter). Vocal range - Boy soprano to C5
Ensemble – Males & Females all ages
Singers and dancers. The players who portray Charlemagne’s Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants.
Watch the Audition page for audition details.

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