Palmdale Repertory Theatre’s production of “Pippin” will conclude its two-weekend run at the Palmdale Playhouse, Oct. 25-27.
The coming-of-age tale is about a young man searching for fulfillment.
“Honestly, ‘Pippin’ is one of those shows where I think it has the biggest impact the less you know about it, when you come to see it,” Director Clare Durand said.
“Pippin” has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, who wrote “Godspell” and “Wicked” and a book by Roger O. Hirson. The musical made its Broadway debut in 1972. Palmdale Repertory Theatre’s production is based on the 2013 revival.
Lead actor Nick Aguilar, who plays Pippin, described it as a high-energy show.
“A lot of the show is really up to interpretation … It makes you think at the same time,” he said.
Actress Shandar Robinson plays Leading Player.
Leading Player became a role she added to her bucket list after she saw actress Patina Miller perform it on the Tony Awards. Miller won Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Leading Player in “Pippin’s” 2013 revival.
“Pippin” performances are scheduled for 8 p.m., Oct. 25 and 26 and 2 p.m., Oct. 27 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. East.
Tickets cost $22 for adults and $20 for seniors, military, students and children 12 and younger.
For details call 661-267-5684, or visit www.palmdaleplayhouse.com