Theatre In Minneapolis
Your Source For What's On Stage In Minneapolis 

   Quick Search
Search by date:

  Pippin at Orpheum Theatre


Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis

Pippin is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. The show The New York Times declared "Astonishing. A Pippin for the 21st century." It won the Tony Award® for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL! With a beloved score by Tony® nominee Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory. This captivating new production is directed by Tony® winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). It features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts De La Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.

Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust

Thru - Feb 22, 2015

Box Office: 1-800-982-2787

Orpheum Theatre Seating Chart

Nearby Restaurants

  Pippin Reviews

Star Tribune - Recommended

"...Stephen Schwartz's songs are good, but the show would not be enough without the spectacle and, for that, we must salute the lasting creativity of Bob Fosse."
Read Full Review

Rohan Preston

Twin Cities Pioneer Press - Recommended

"..."Pippin" was an enormous hit when it opened on Broadway in 1972 but it wasn't revived for 40 years because so much of its initial success was attributed to director/choreographer Bob Fosse's inimitable, hip-popping, hand-splaying style. Some of that has been retained in this new "Pippin" -- the choreography is credited to Chet Walker, "in the style of Bob Fosse" -- but director Diane Paulus has re-imagined the show in a circus setting, its slight story dressed up with magic tricks, trapeze acts and acrobats, fearlessly springing all over the stage."
Read Full Review

Chris Hewitt

Aisle Say Twin Cities - Recommended

"...Broadway veteran John Rubinstein (King Charles), who created the role of Pippin in the 1972 production, Sam Lips as Pippin in this production, Kristine Reese (Catherine), and Priscilla Lopez (Berthe) also gave laugh-out-loud and touching performances. And the acrobats....what can I say about the troupe of performers from Montreal's Les Doigts De La Main who fly through the air, flip over yoga balls, perform classic magic tricks and execute superhuman feats of strength and flexibility while acting and providing supporting vocals? Just amazing. In casting the musical, Paulus said she found "circus performers who were also eager to sing and Broadway performers eager to clown" and we found the casting just about perfect. Chet Walker's brilliant choreography blended seamlessly the circus and the Fosse."
Read Full Review

Christine Sarkes Sasseville

Follow Us On Twitter