Pippin: Musical Info & Synopsis


Pippin follows the journey of a young man longing to find his life’s purpose, narrated by the charismatic Leading Player. As Pippin explores different avenues for fulfillment, he encounters a range of experiences, from war and politics to love and family. Pippin is a coming-of-age tale that invites the audience to ponder themes of identity, ambition, and the cost of an extraordinary life.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1972)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 700s, 800s / Europe

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz

Book: Roger O. Hirson

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1972)➝

Broadway Cast (2013)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1970s, Animals, Avant-Garde, Child Role, Classic, Family, Jazz, Narrator, One-Word, Original, Pop/RockPopular, Religion, Royalty, War

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