The Woodpecker: World Premiere Family Drama About Heroism at Studio/Stage
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After dazzling audiences in New York and Boston -- and winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical revival -- this exciting new staging of Pippin comes to the Pantages. This updated version of the Broadway classic infuses the production with amazing acrobatics and wondrous magical feats, along with the music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, award-winning composer of Wicked and Godspell. With classic songs "Corner of the Sky," "No Time at All," "Magic to Do" and "Extraordinary," and recreated versions of Bob Fosse's original choreography, this sexy and sophisticated version of Pippin tells the story of the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, who goes on a death-defying journey to find meaning in life. He encounters love, sex, war and politics, and must ultimately choose between a life that's ordinary or a flash of singular glory. Learn More
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The acting is superb. The first half establishes a compelling cast of characters. The second half's prolonged war scenes come at the cost of skimping on exploring the dynamics of the reunited family, post-war. So: great acting, great sets,...continued
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Read an "interview ":http://stevejulian.com/2010/02/14/the-captain-steering-mutineer-theatre/with Mutineer Theatre Artistic Director Jon Cohn.
“Believin’ ain’t hard when believin’s all ya’ got.”
It’s Jimmy’s last day before going to war, he’s addicted to glue, his mom is seeing visions in the sweet potato casserole, and his wheelchair-bound dad can kick his ass. Battered by his father’s impossible expectations, his mother’s delusional addiction, and the sweltering heat of the Arkansas summer, Jimmy turns to the only friend he has and pleads for help. God answers him with the rare and elusive ivory-billed woodpecker.
Lured by aspirations of heroism and driven by his father’s insistence that he’s nothing more than a freak, Jimmy embarks beyond his family’s trailer park on an embattled exploration of faith and freedom. Trapped in a land where the line between right and wrong is easily blurred, Jimmy must decide for himself if he has what it takes to be a hero.