The Milburn Stone Theater at Cecil College is set to kick off the 2022/2023 season with the show that won Bob Fosse the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, Pippin! Pippin lit up Broadway in 1972 to great acclaim, including winning several Tony Awards, including Best Actor, Choreographic Direction, Stage Design and Lighting. Pippin’s popular revival won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, as well as Best Actress, Best Featured Actress and Best Direction.
Pippin is about the heir to the Frankish throne, where the young prince is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. Pépin seeks her in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of her father, King Charlemagne the Great). Ultimately, however, Pippin discovers that happiness lies not in extraordinary efforts, but rather in the non-extraordinary moments that happen every day.
“We are incredibly thrilled to bring this powerful musical to our stage for the first time,” said Milburn Stone Theater Artistic Director Andrew Mitchell. “We started this journey in 2021 but unfortunately had to put production on hold due to covid restrictions, production had a few twists and turns along the way but we are incredibly pleased with what director and choreographer Dane Hutchinson has presented on our stage and we know the audience will be cheering in the aisles for this show.”
The production is directed by Jess Hutchinson as the titular role of Pippin and Rachel Ann Morgan as the lead player. The main cast includes (in alphabetical order) Lex Archer, Adrienne Baranowski, Emily Boas, Karla Bradley, Danielle Cathcart, Arianna Costantini, Alex Fintak, Tommy Fisher, Hanna Lyons, Stephanie Millward, Julie Millward, Sophie Sapp, Guy Wellman, Liz Zimmerman and Maria Glockner are Berthe’s leading role.
Pippin’s creative team includes direction and choreography by Dane Hutchinson, musical direction by Jasmine Lee, stage management by Matt Lucatamo, costume design by Alyssa Millward, stage design by William Bryant, stage design by properties by Baz Wenger, lighting design by Matt Coyle and audio. Engineering by Jen Scorziello
Due to adult content and language, Pippin is recommended for ages thirteen and up.
Pippin is presented through a special arrangement with Musical Theater International (MTI.)
About Milburn Stone Theatre: The Milburn Stone Theater at Cecil College is proactive in promoting and supporting excellence, education and appreciation of the arts, while striving at all times to become the the region’s first theater house for our audience, whatever their age or interests. Named after the late actor who appeared in the long-running TV western, “Gun Smoke” as Doc, Milburn Stone was a lifelong supporter of the arts and his family are longtime benefactors of the theater.
Tickets are available by calling (410) 287-1037 or visiting online at www.milburnstone.org. Group rates are available for 10 or more people. #####