Wednesday, October 12, 2011

'Pippin' opens Thursday at Tri-PAC in Pottstown

There‚Äôs a chance to see a terrific musical, and then study with the director this month at the Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High St. in Pottstown. "Pippin" opens  Thursday, Oct. 13 and runs weekends through Oct. 30.   In addition, on Saturday, Oct. 15 there's an opportunity to take a monologue masterclass with award-winning director, John Moletress.

"Pippin" is the tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale that captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere. Pippin is a young prince who longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, he finds it in the simple pleasures of home and family. The energetic pop-influenced score bursts with one show-stopping number after another, from soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers."Pippin" is by three-time Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, the creator of the Broadway hits "Wicked" and "Godspell," and the animated films "Pocahantas," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Prince of Egypt."
The cast includes David Bazemore, Matt Kiesling, Carly Fried, Neal Newman, Donna Dougherty, Ben Fried,  Jason Burke, David Eurillo, Drew Carr, Dane Duncan, Jordan Popky, Pat Rhoads, Kelsey Riker, Jordan Shoemaker, and Carrie Thorwarth.
Tickets are available online at  or will be sold at the door if space is available.  Ticket prices range from $13 to $23, with discounts for students and seniors as well as groups of 10 or more. For full information check or call the theater at 610-970-1199.

Check back here at Curtain Call Friday afternoon Oct. 14 for a review of the show.

At the masterclass with John Moletress, the director of "Pippin,"  students will be able to perform a prepared monologue and receive feedback and coaching from this award-winning director.  This is a great opportunity for students preparing their college auditions, as well as aspiring actors of any age.   The cost is only $25 for current Tri-PAC students, $30 for others, and only $10 to observe the class.  The class will run from 9:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. 

Village Productions (the Tri-County Performing Arts Center) is a dynamic non-profit performing arts organization founded in 2001 to make the arts highly accessible to all in the community. Established and led by dedicated team of performing artists, arts educators, business leaders, and area residents, Village Productions seeks to strengthen community, inspire creative exploration, educate, and entertain, through the presentation of quality performing arts events and educational opportunities geared toward a diverse audience.


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