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‘Pippin’ opens Feb. 16 at Cultural Park Theatre Company

Celebrating Pippin's 50th during Cultural Park Theatre's 60th

By Staff | Jan 25, 2023

The Cultural Park Theatre Company in Cape Coral is proud to announce the hit Broadway musical <em>Pippin</em> opens on Feb. 16 and runs through Feb. 26, with performances Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased using a secure website <a href=“https://secure.boxofficeavenue.com/culturalparktheatre/Home/Attractions” rel=“noopener” target=“_blank”>HERE</a> or call the box office at 239-772-5862. Free convenient parking is always available and food trucks are scheduled for every performance. For more information, visit Cultural Park Theatre’s website <a href=“http://www.culturalparktheater.com” rel=“noopener” target=“_blank”>HERE</a>.

<em>Pippin</em> tells the story of a troupe of performers, led by the charismatic Leading Player. The ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. Memorable musical moments include <em>Magic to Do</em>, <em>Corner of the Sky</em>, <em>No Time at All</em> and many more.

This production celebrates <em>Pippin</em> opening 50 years ago at the Imperial Theater on Broadway with original, now-famous cast members such as Ben Vereen, John Rubenstein, Jill Clayburgh and Leland Palmer as well as seasoned performers Eric Berry and Irene Ryan. Originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse with a score by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson, <em>Pippin</em> opened in October, 1972. Nominated for 11 Tony awards, it garnered five. Revivals featured such stars as Barry Williams, Larry Riley, Andrea Martin, Lucie Arnaz and James Royce Edwards and many more.

Advertising for the Broadway production broke new ground with the first TV commercial that actually showed scenes from a Broadway show. The 60-second commercial showed Ben Vereen and two chorus dancers, Candy Brown and Pamela Sousa, in the instrumental dance sequence from <em>Glory</em>. The commercial ended with the tagline, “You can see the other 119 minutes of <em>Pippin</em> live at the Imperial Theatre, without commercial interruption.”

Don’t miss this production of <em>Pippin</em> live on the Cultural Park Theatre stage beginning Feb. 16, starring Maliyah Mattis as The Lead Player and Bradyn Parmelly as the title character, Pippin.

Free convenient parking is always available and food trucks are scheduled for every performance. For more information, visit Cultural Park Theatre’s website <a href=“http://www.culturalparktheater.com” rel=“noopener” target=“_blank”>HERE</a>.

<em>Source: Cultural Park Theatre</em>

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