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Review: Those who didn’t go see ‘Pippin’ missed out

Brianna Duronslet, [email protected]

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“Pippin” started ominously with a playground set. 

It was refreshing to see something new. The actor’s costumes were circus-like and nice to look at.

As the play went on, I watched the ensemble mindlessly.

It felt like a Disney performance on Main Street USA.

My mind was turned off from the content from the play and tuned into the excitement of the ensemble, although the conversations between Pippin and his father left me bored and ready for another ensemble number.

The entire play was filled with sexual jokes that were lighthearted and left me roaring with laughter. The music itself was catchy.

Everyone could really sing.

I was pleased by the voices I heard.

Dwendol Nelson Jr. was the leading player for the Saturday show I attended. The song “Glory” sent me completely into another realm.

The red lighting was exquisite, and Nelson’s voice was beautiful. 

A great advantage to the performance was the audience inclusion.

The ensemble sang a song and invited the audience members to sing. The words should have been printed in the playbill though.

“Pippin” was about finding what makes you happy.

Overall, I thought the performance was a mind-numbing experience, in a good way.

It felt like a different world.

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