Los Alamos High School Olions: Pippin Opens Thursday

LAHS News:

This week is Pippin’s opening starting Thursday. Performed by the Los Alamos High School Olions, this will be a production the community will not want to miss.

Pippin is a musical originally released in 1972 with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, was also a great contributor to the libretto. Fosse also originally choreographed Pippin, so you will see that the dance in our rendition is inspired by him.

The show premises on a mysterious impromptu performance troupe, led by the Leading Player, to depict the story of Pippin, the son of Charlemagne the Great on his search for meaning and significance. In his journey, he encounters war, having a political career, and settling on his own for a while.

A major recurring theme of the show is the “fourth wall” being broken, which makes Pippin interactive for the audience and sets it apart from traditional productions.

Cast Members:

  • Olivia Long – Leading Player
  • Danae Zimmerman – Pippin
  • Henry Tholen – Charlemagne
  • Elise Ovaska – Fastrada
  • Gyasi Atta-Fynn – Lewis
  • Riley Rheinheimer – Berthe
  • Samantha Brown – Catherine
  • Quinn Rheinheimer – Theo
  • Emily Hilderbrand – Player

Show Times:

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16
  • 7 p.m. Friday, March 17
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18
  • 7 p.m. Friday, March 24
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25

All performances are in Duane Smith Auditorium. For information and ticket purchases, click here.

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