The Footlight Club kicked off its 142nd season with "Pippin" this past weekend for a run of six shows.
"Pippin" is the story of a young man's journey to be incredible. Pippin is a young prince who is heir to the Frankish throne, and in search of true happiness and fulfillment.
Pippin looks for the secret to happiness on the battlefield, through temptations of flesh and the intrigues of political power.
The musical features a score from four-time Grammy winner and three-time Oscar winner Stephen Schwartz.
The show is led by Andrea Giangreco as The Leading Player, who provokes Pippin, played by Kevin Hanley, throughout his restless journey. Dan Kelly is an exasperated King Charles, while Alicia Powell plays his sultry wife Fastrada. Mary O’Donnell is Pippin’s earthy grandmother Berthe and Julia Ford plays Catherine, who is Pippin’s not so ordinary love interest.
"Pippin" originally debuted on Broadway in 1972 when it was directed and choreographed by the famed Bob Fosse. The musical went on to win five Tony Awards that year.
“Pippin” runs for six shows through September 29. All performances are at 8 pm, except for a 2 pm matinee on September 16. Tickets are $28/$25 (students). Tickers are available online at www.footlight.org or at box office on the night of the show.