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Pippin And Marti’s New River Bistro

I am as excited as a kid going to the circus this evening but instead of a circus I am going to the opening night of the touring company of “Pippin” at the Broward Performing Arts Center. Okay the original Broadway production in 1972 was more of a vaudeville while this award winning successful revival takes place, yes, in a circus!

Though the show is based on the real characters of Pippin and his father Charlemagne there is very little accuracy in the musical book by Roger O. Hirson but with the music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, who wrote the prize winning score of “Wicked”, combined with the book, “Pippin” turns it into a high flying, death defying musical. The revival is referred to as ‘an eye popping jaw dropping extravaganza’ different than anything seen on the musical stage. The story of Pippin searching for fulfillment and the meaning of life is told in breathtaking music, acrobats and dance.

Sam Pins, plays the role of Pippin and the award winning actress Adrienne Barbeau who originated the role of Rizzo in “Grease” and as Carol, Bea Arthur’s daughter in “Maude”, is playing “Berthe” along with many veteran performers.

A musical I haven’t seen before, a circus and, oh yes, we are trying the new restaurant at the Performing Arts Center overlooking the new river called Marti’s which, of course, I will tell you about, tonight should be an exciting one. Keep an eye out for my reviews!

A trailer of the Broadway cast


Sam Pins and touring company montage



Posted March 31, 2015 by greatmartin in ENTERTAINMENT

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