Pippin: Musical Info & Synopsis


Pippin follows the journey of Pippin, who is longing to find his life’s purpose as his story is narrated by the charismatic Leading Player. As Pippin explores different avenues to find fulfillment, he encounters an array of characters and experiences, from war and politics to love and family. Through these encounters, he grapples with the complexities of desire, ambition, and self-discovery. Pippin is a coming-of-age tale that invites the audience to ponder the universal themes of identity and the quest for an extraordinary life.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1972)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Abstract

Setting: 700s / The Holy Roman Empire

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, Avant-Garde, Child Role, ClassicGospelNarrator, One-Word, PopPopularRoyalty, War

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