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The Footlighters present Pippin, in its 50th anniversary year, at Stained Glass Theatre in Newport

There will be magic on the stage this fall in celebration of Pippin show’s 50th anniversary and The Footlighters, Inc. 59th Season.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked, The Prince of Egypt) and a book by Roger O. Hirson, this Tony Award-winning musical is a timeless coming-of-age tale.

“This is not the typical musical production you would see in Greater Cincinnati,” said Amanda Emmons Shumate, director of Pippin. “Audiences will be astounded by daring circus feats, impossible magic, and electrifying choreography; it’s truly a show you’ll never forget.”

Pippin runs September 22 – October 9 at the Stained Glass Theatre in Newport.

General admission is $25. Call (859) 652-3849 or visit Footlighters.org to buy tickets.

Pippin is rated PG-13 and contains adult themes, violence, and some sexual situations. This production uses strobe lighting effects and fog throughout.

Production Team include:

Directed by: Amanda Emmons Shumate

Choreographed by: Robert Fields

Music Directed by: Alan Masters

Produced by: Adrianna Boris, Amanda Emmons Shumate & Alan Masters
Illusion Designer: Patrick Thernes

Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

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