The Nevada Conservatory Theatre (NCT) presents Pippin - book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz - April 27 - May 6 in the Judy Bayley Theatre. Michael Lugering directs.
Recently returned from college, Pippin decides to become a war hero and joins his father, King Charles, on the battlefield. But soon, Pippin fears his drunk and erratic father has become a tyrant and kills him. Instantly regretting this decision, Pippin calls on the Leading Player’s theatrical magic to bring his father back. Turning his back on the brutality of war, Pippin meets Catherine and falls in love. Will he choose a domestic life with her or one of adventure and magic?
Lugering is a master teacher of voice, movement, and acting at UNLV and has spent more than 15 years researching the physical, psychological, behavioral, and aesthetic aspects of human expression. His book, The Expressive Actor: An Integrated Method of Voice, Movement & Actor Training, is published by Heinemann Drama Books. He has served as a professional voice coach for the Utah Shakespearian Festival and the NCT.
The cast includes Ryan Baker as Pippin; Kyra Bracamontes as Player; Sherri Brewer as Player; Brandon Dawson as Lewis; Allison de Jong-Irving as Player; Delius Doherty as Leading Player; Joshua Horton as Player; Alexis Hudson as Leading Player; Aries Johnson as Player; Bobby Lang as Player; Tola Lowal as Player; Nate Marble as Player; Kalie McLaughlin as Player; James Palmquist as Theo; Alexandra Ralph as Fastrada; Sarah Rice as Player; Isabella Rooks as Player; Daniel Shim as Player; Keach Siriani-Madden as Player; Alyssa Tortomasi as Catherine; Katy Veneris as Player; Darren Weller as Charles; Rachel Wells-Dawson as Player; Joy Wheatley as Player; and Kyara Williams as Player.
The production and design team includes musical director James Whiting; choreographer Cathy Allen; scenic designer Trevor Dotson; lighting designer Andrew Killion; sound designer Doniel Richardson; costume designer Hailey Eakle; technical director Ryan Pope; production stage manager Emma Slaney; and dramaturg Lezlie Cross.
- 7:30 p.m. April 27 & 28 and May 3, 4, and 5
- 2 p.m. April 29, May 5 and 6
Tickets are $27.50 and $33. Discounts are available.
For tickets or additional information, visit the Performing Arts Center website or call 702-895-ARTS (2787).