Pippin: Teens Perform Magical Musical by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked)
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Motown The Musical thrilled Broadway and now its first national tour brings it to the Orpheum Theatre. Featuring classic songs from the heyday of the Motown sound, the musical tells the story of Berry Gordy's journey from heavyweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson and more. The timeless Motown sound broke down barriers and got everyone moving to the same beat. Experience the story behind the music in this record-breaking smash hit featuring favorite songs like "My Girl," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Stop! In the Name of Love," "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" and many more. Learn More
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Cheery, well costumed kids who gave their all to perform this well -scripted, well-introduced blockbuster. One could see the Fosse influence in the beautiful entry of the two sides, the band-dancers, the juggling, and the aerial foray.
Berkeley Playhouse Conservatory Presents _
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz – the composer of musical hit- Wicked
Book by Robert O. Hirson
Directed by Kimberly Dooley
Music Direction by Jonathan Fadner
Assistant Direction and Aerial Coordination by Kimberly Miller
A young prince goes on a fantastical quest to find the meaning of life in this experimental, ‘70s-style rock-circus filled with sensual and inventive story-telling. Love, war and politics – it’s all here in this hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale which captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere. The energetic pop-influenced score by composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked and Godspell) bursts with one show-stopping number after another. Enjoy soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers infused with acrobatics, Fosse jazz and aerial dance!