Story-line: He was Pepin, the first born son of Charlemagne, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in the eighth century. He is accorded only the smallest paragraph in history books. In the case of PIPPIN, the authors were looking for a story of a young man's search for significance. The events are described as happening in 780 A.D. "or thereabouts," and the program describes the setting as "The Holy Roman Empire or thereabouts." But Pippin will be seen as a completely recognizable young man of today who is impatient to find his place in the world. Bravo! Encore!
Monday, May 3, 2010
"Pippin" - a magical & exciting musical
The Eagan High School drama department has a long, impressive history of performing plays and musicals as evidenced by their huge wall covered with framed past performance posters. This musical leads the audience through the story of Pippin, loaded with infectious dance numbers and energetic pop-influenced music. The "leading player" portrayed by Javier Ferreira (center stage) and "Pippin" played by Jordan Oxborough (stage far left), stole the show with their outstanding performances. Over 35 other great cast members and a live "pit orchestra" brilliantly supported them under the direction of retired theater teacher, Dennis Swanson.