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Pippin (music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson) follows the fictitious story of the son of King Charlemagne. Recently graduated from university, Pippin tries to find out what to do with his life. A vaudevillian troupe of multi-skilled performers guide him in his search for “something completely fulfilling”.
Pippin will be directed by Benita de Wit, with Musical Director Andy Peterson, Stage Manager Jessica Wallace and Choreography by Simone Salle.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|PIPPIN (tenor)||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||Pippin is a young man in his early 20s, recently graduated from university. He is idealistic, likeable and dissatisfied with everything. Must be a strong singer and actor.|
|LEADING PLAYER (tenor)||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||The charismatic and sexually ambiguous narrator of the show. The Leading player controls the entire troupe. He is in equal turns charming and threatening. Must be a strong singer and dancer.|
|CATHERINE (mezzo)||Female||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||Catherine is a beautiful young widow with a son. She has known hard times and does not hesitate to go after what she wants. Singing part, applicants with burlesque or dance experience preferred.|
|FASTRADA (mezzo)||Female||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||Pippin's manipulative stepmother. A trophy wife with a love for shopping and big ambitions for her son Lewis. Singing part, applicants with flexibility or circus skills preferred.|
|CHARLES (baritone)||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||Charlemagne, king of the Holy Roman Empire. An arrogant and illiterate man who thrives on war and tradition and struggles to express his feelings. Strong comedic role, speak-singing.|
|LEWIS (chorus)||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||Pippin's unintelligent but strong half-brother (Fastrada's son). Self-obsessed, muscular and flamboyant, Lewis is certainly compensating for something. Ensemble singing and dancing. Circus, strength or balance experience preferred.|
|BERTHE (alto)||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||Pippin's grandmother and Charlemagne’s mother. An elderly woman with a free spirit and a taste for younger men. The demeanour of an aged drag queen. Singing role, to be played by a man. Drag experience preferred.|
|THEO (chorus)||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||Catherine’s melancholy young son, always accompanied by his pet duck. Played by a man in his 20s. Ensemble singing, puppeteering experience preferred.|
|ENSEMBLE FEMALE||Female||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||To play a variety of roles. Individuals with circus skills and some singing and acting ability preferred.|
|ENSEMBLE MALE||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||To play a variety of roles. Individuals with circus skills and some singing and acting ability preferred.|