"Pippin" with book by Roger Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. It is an electrifying tale that dazzles audiences with a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds. Prince Pippin, son of Charlemagne, embarks upon a quest for true fulfillment, seeking his own corner of the sky. He relishes the glories of the battlefield, savors the temptations of the flesh and embroils himself in political intrigues. But neither war, sex, revolution nor domesticity can satisfy him as he searches for the peace he is missing from his life. Stephen Schwartz's vibrant pop-rock score features "Magic to Do," "Morning Glow" and "Corner of the Sky."
"Pippin" is directed by Jay Geller of Kildeer, with musical direction by Thomas Takayama of Lake in the Hills, choreography by Missy Spengel of Crystal Lake, set design by Frank Del Giudice of Elgin, lighting design by Rick Amundsen of Woodstock, costume design by Tish Lyon of Woodstock, technical director Kent Wilson of Lake in the Hills and stage manager Ashley Brown of Cary.
The cast includes Brian Spengel, Daniel Philpot, Missy Spengel, Ali Roche,' Rachel Woodall, Marianne Ling, Joe Dybdal, Brittany Bromir, Doc Lindquist, all of Crystal Lake; Jordan Reich and Jake Reich, both of Union; Ariana Freeman and Marcus Cramer, both of Woodstock; Charlotte Wilson and Victoria Ross, both of Huntley; Kurtis Krail and Michael Heidemann, both of McHenry. The play was performed in March 2010.
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