Pippin Comes to Webster!

 

Once Upon A Time…

As told by a traveling troupe of actors led by the cunning and charming Leading Player, Pippin is the story of a young prince, heir to the throne, who is searching for his own “corner of the sky.” Pippin returns from university certain that he will find a fulfilling purpose in life. As encouraged by the Leading Player, Pippin dabbles in bloody battle, temptations of the flesh, and savvy political maneuvers, only to discover that true happiness is more complicated than he thought. With infectious tunes by Stephen Schwartz and classic choreography from Bob Fosse, Pippin is both a humorous allegory about growing up and a tale of the danger of false appearances and empty promises.

More About Pippin and the Cast

The Webster Thomas Players present a unique interpretation of Pippin March 22 to 24, 2018 at Webster Thomas High School. Join the young prince Pippin (Tristan Altobelli) on his ambitious quest for purpose, led by a mysterious cast of characters and their Leading Player (CJ Garbin).

Along the way, Pippin’s family offers him dubious help. His stepmother, Fastrada (Kaitlyn Cottrell) and stepbrother Lewis (Liam Hatz) encourage a plot against his father, King Charlemagne (Josh Tombline), while his grandmother Berthe (Katie Baird) suggests Pippin just lighten up and enjoy life. Audiences will be seduced by the many, intriguing personalities who entice Pippin to chase glory, pleasure, and power.

When Pippin meets Catherine (Tessa DeGrace) and her son Theo (Isabelle Nitsch) their “average, ordinary” existence can’t compete with the “superlative” life he’s convinced he’s due, and he must decide what fulfillment really means.

Featuring a deep ensemble cast, live orchestra, and accomplished dancers performing classic choreography by Bob Fosse, this spectacular production brings to life the infectious tunes of Stephen Schwartz and will leave audiences humming their way out of the theatre.

Pippin is so relatable to anyone who’s ever struggled to find their way in the world,” shared director Brenda Nitsch.

 

Pippin Cast

Main Cast

Leading Player

CJ Garbin

Pippin

Tristin Altobelli

Charlemagne

Josh Tombline

Fastrada

Kaitlyn Cottrell

Berthe

Katie Baird

Catherine

Tessa DeGrace

Lewis

Liam Hatz

Theo

Isabelle Nitsch

Dancing Ensemble

Gio Battaglia

Monk #1

Brett Bingo

Baron

Anna Eggert

Adam Hamilton

Noble

Becca Hammack

Newscaster #2

Carmella Jones

Dance Captain

Eric Mews

Monk #2

Rachael McVeigh

Chelsea Muller

Female Courtier

Lynn Phelps

David Potter

Talking Head

Nathaniel Peets

Peasant

Logan Smith

Laney Spring

Newscaster #1

Cole Weisensel

Soldier

Kate Welch

Newscaster #3

 

Acting Ensemble

Kate Barry

David Bobowski

Celia Darling

Annalise DePaull

Hannah Rich

Alejandra Rodriguez

Peyton Smith

Julia Yakawyna

 

Pippin Musical Numbers

Act 1

  • Magic To Do
  • War Is A Science
  • Glory
  • No Time At All
  • With You
  • Spread A Little Sunshine
  • Morning Glow

Act 2

  • Act 1 Finale
  • Kind of Women
  • Extraordinary
  • Final