“Everything you could dream of in a musical” – NY Daily News
The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center has “magic to do, just for you” when the national tour of four-time Tony® Award-winning Pippin arrives on Thursday, May 4, at 8:00 p.m. Full of dazzling acrobatics, spectacular choreography and soaring songs, this revived musical about a young man’s journey to be extraordinary comes from the composer of Wicked and is directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. Tickets range from $47 to $67 and can be purchased by calling 508-994-2900, online at www.zeiterion.org, or at the Zeiterion Box Office at 684 Purchase Street in New Bedford. Group sales are available for 10 tickets or more, which can be purchased by calling 508-997-5664 x123.
The circus-inspired production won four 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, and was revered by both critics and audiences while on Broadway. It features an acrobatic troupe of performers who tell the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. As the son of King Charlemagne, he struggles to decide whether he should settle down and pursue a peaceful life or continue to make magic with the dazzling troupe of performers.
This captivating revival is directed by Tony-winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), with music and lyrics from Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). It features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walkerin the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts De La Main, also known as 7 Fingers.
The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide New Bedford and the region with performing arts programming of excellence that inspires, educates, engages and entertains. Tickets are available for purchase at www.zeiterion.org, by calling 508-994-2900, or in person at the box office at 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, Mass. Zeiterion Box Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and two hours before each performance.