Today my good friend Becky is bringing us her review of the Broadway show, Pippin. She is so fun and sweet and just the cutest! We’ve been friends for almost 25 years. (Oh man, I’m old!) I love her and I know you will too.
Take it away Becky!
Pippin is a high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, Pippin will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza” (NY1), it’s unlike anything you have ever seen! Come experience Pippin, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary.”
I’ve seen my fair share of Broadway plays and was excited to see Pippin. At first, I wasn’t sure if it was one I wanted to see, but all the commercials of people singing, dancing and doing acrobatics changed my mind. I grew up dancing and singing and shows like Pippin remind me of how much fun I had. Good old days!
The story of Pippin is loosely based off of two real-life individuals from the Middle Ages, Pippinthe and his father Charlemagne (Charles). It is a story of a prince trying to find his way and do something extraordinary.
The show started and I was immediately taken back to my dreams of wanting to perform. The character “The Player” was so charismatic that she pulled you right into the song “Magic to Do”. I had to control my urge to get up and start dancing.
I am a huge fan of Bob Fosse and his choreography style….jazz hands and turned in knees. The dancers made it look effortless and the acrobatics were amazing. Each scene was full of energy and one of the things I loved the most was that they included the audience. They wanted you to sing-a -long, participate in jokes and laugh.
I did not realize how funny the show would be. There were a lot of quips and jests that only adults would enjoy. All of the characters were funny and they were just one big dis-functional family. I think everyone will be able to relate to Pippin and his coming of age story.
My husband and I really enjoyed the play and would recommend adults go see it. It was funny and entertaining. There were a few parts we didn’t find suitable for children. The commercials with all the dancing, magic and acrobatics could be misleading. I left the show wondering if Broadway shows had ratings like movies? If so, I would rate this one as PG-13. Check it out! It was a great show.
Well worth seeing, Pippin makes for a lovely evening at the Aronoff.
Hurry and grab your tickets here before the show is gone!
*Disclaimer – I was given complementary tickets in exchange for this review. All opinions are %100 mine.