Pippin, The Musical Opens Thursday Evening At Duane Smith Auditorium


Pippin’s opens Thursday evening at Duane Smith Auditorium. Performed by the Los Alamos High School Olions, this will be a production you will not want to miss.

Pippin is a musical originally released in 1972 with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, was also a great contributor to the libretto. Fosse also originally choreographed Pippin, so you will see that the dance in our rendition is inspired by him.

The show premises on a mysterious impromptu performance troupe, led by the Leading Player, to depict the story of Pippin, the son of Charlemagne the Great on his search for meaning and significance. In his journey, he encounters war, having a political career, and settling on his own for a while.

 A major recurring theme of the show is the ‘fourth wall’ being broken, which makes Pippin interactive for the audience and sets it apart from traditional productions.

Cast members include:

Olivia Long – Leading Player

Danae Zimmerman – Pippin

Henry Tholen – Charlemagne

Elise Ovaska – Fastrada

Gyasi Atta-Fynn – Lewis

Riley Rheinheimer – Berthe

Samantha Brown – Catherine

Quinn Rheinheimer – Theo

Emily Hilderbrand – Player

Show times are:

Thursday, March 16, 7 pm

Friday, March 17, 7 pm

Saturday, March 18, 7 pm

Friday, March 24, 7 pm

Saturday, March 25, 2 pm

Saturday, March 25, 7 pm

All performances are in Duane Smith Auditorium. Go to 


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