July 27-30, 2017
FHS Performing Arts Center
With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), Pippin has been successfully produced on stages ranging from High School to Broadway. Sweeping the New York Awards circuit (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle) in 2013, Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
Leading Player – Sami Shaaban
Pippin – Mike Embree
Charlemagne – Allen Young
Fastrada – Wendy Vogel
Catherine – Chelsey Cavender
Berthe – Kathy Campbell
Lewis – Matt Neal
Theo – Benjamin Brown
Ensemble – Hanna Brown, Elyssa Carmony, Emily Carter, Scott Christian, Adreon Clark, Mariah-Ann Crawley, Emily Derderian, Sam Downs, Janey Elliott, Chase Engel, David Eschenbrenner, Adam Hesselbrock, Olivia Jones, Alfred Kimbro, Amy Mirlisena, Dane Morey, Jenson O’Dell, Jacob Schuster, Mary Vosseberg, Kelly Walker, & Michael Wright.
Producer – Pat Heinrich
Director/Vocal Director – Ryan Heinrich
Choreographer – Dani Brockmann
Stage Manager – Brooke Townsend
Lighting Designer – Eric Cimini
Costume Designer – Debbie Johnson
Conductor/Pianist – Darin Art