Fairfield, OH, July 17, 2017—With its 19th season production, Fairfield Summer
Theatre proudly presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, PIPPIN, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson. PIPPIN is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International.
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.
Performances will be held at the Fairfield High School Performing Arts Center (8800 Holden Blvd. Fairfield, OH 45014) July 27-29 at 8pm and July 30 at 2pm. Tickets are available online at http://www.fairfieldsummertheatre.com and by phone at 513-874-SHOW–$18 for adults, $16 for students/seniors and $10 for children 12 and under. Special group pricing ($14/ticket) is available by phone for groups of 10 or more.
PIPPIN is produced by Pat Heinrich and directed by Ryan Heinrich–with choreography by Danielle Brockmann, instrumental direction by Darin Art, scenic design by Ryan Heinrich, lighting design by Eric Cimini, sound by Jeff Thompson, stage management by Brooke Townsend and costumes by Debbie Johnson.
This is Ryan Heinrich’s ninth season as director at FST–following last summer’s BILLY ELLIOT, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in 2015, RAGTIME in 2014, SPAMALOT in 2013, HAIRSPRAY in 2012, THE SECRET GARDEN in 2011, CHILDREN OF EDEN in 2010 and SEUSSICAL in 2009.
This year’s show has brought together actors from throughout the region. Dayton area actor Mike Embree (Pippin) returns to the FST stage in the title role after his performances as Jesus in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and Tateh in RAGTIME. Also returning to the Fairfield stage are theatre veterans and Fairfield High School graduates Sami Shaaban (Leading Player), Chelsey Cavender (Catherine) and Matt Neal (Lewis), as well as Mason High School Theatre director Allen Young (Charlemagne) and area veterinarian Wendy Vogel (Fastrada). The principal roles are rounded out by Fairfield Summer Theatre newcomers Kathy Campbell (Berthe) and Benjamin Brown (Theo).
The highly talented ensemble includes Hannah Brown, Elyssa Carmony, Emily Carter, Scott Christian, Adreon Clark, Mariah-Ann Crawley, Emily Derderian, Sam Downs, Janey Elliott, Chase Engel, David Eschenbrenner, Adam Hesselbrock, Olivia Jones, Alfred Kimbro, Amy Mirlisena, Dane Morey, Jensen O’Dell, Kelly Walker, & Michael Wright.