Made possible with the generous support of
The John P. Cadle Foundation
and
Danville School District 118

Teen Musical

July 26 & 27, 2024 at 7:30pm
July 28, 2024, at 2:30pm

Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School

Directed by Jordan Richey
Music Directed by Marty Lindvahl
Choreographed by Kady Richey

Ticket information
Adult: $15
Student/Child: $5

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Originally Produced on the Broadway Stage by Stuart Ostrow
Directed on the Broadway Stage by Bob Fosse
2013 Broadway Revival Directed by Diane Paulus
Orchestrations for 2013 Revival by Larry Hochman

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.

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Pippin is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com

Audition Information

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  • Who: Teens who have completed 8th grade through completed 12th grade – no experience required
  • When: April 30 and May 1, 5-8pm.
  • Where: DLO’s Backstage in downtown Danville
  • Prepare: Choose a song (does not have to be from this show) that best demonstrates your vocal ability.
  • What to Expect:
    • You will sing only about 40-60 seconds of your prepared song. Mark your sheet music ahead of time so that you can show it to the accompanist quickly. We may cut you off early. If we do, we promise it’s not because we don’t like you. We’re just moving things along quickly so that we can get to everyone.
    • You may be asked to sing scales so we can assess your range.
    • You will audition individually with your song and scales.
    • You will read scenes from the script, either alone or with other auditionees.
    • Attendance at rehearsals is mandatory.  Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Come to auditions with a list of any conflicts between now and July 28. Put all this information on your audition form.
    • Everyone will have a dance audition (usually in groups). Make sure you bring/wear comfortable shoes for your dance audition. Please review these videos and familiarize yourself with this choreography! 

Instructional walk-through

Full speed run-through

Characters

  • Leading Player: The ultimate ‘ring leader.’ Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. Excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.

    Vocal range: Db3-Ab4

  • Pippin: Our story’s young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo.
    Vocal range: G2-Ab4

  • Charles: Pippin’s demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.
    Vocal range: G2-E4

  • Lewis: Pippin’s half-brother.

  • Fastrada: Pippin’s conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son.
    Vocal range: A3-F5

  • Berthe: Pippin’s saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.
    Vocal range: E3-C5

  • Catherine: A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him.
    Vocal range: F#3-Db5

  • Theo: Catherine’s son.

  • Ensemble: Charlemagne’s Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players