April 13 & 15, 2018 | Blackman Auditorium

Photographed by Elisa Figueras


The circus-inspired production of Pippin features an acrobatic troupe of performers, led by the charismatic Leading Player. The ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin kills Charles and takes over the throne. Realizing his mistake, Pippin begs the Leading Player to bring his father back to life, and she obliges. The prince falls in love with Catherine, a widow with a young son, and (much to the Leading Player’s chagrin), Pippin struggles to decide whether he should settle down and pursue a peaceful life or continue to make magic with the dazzling troupe of performers.

Leading Player: Sambina Anthony
Pippin: Bobby Gioiosa
Charlemagne: Lukas Kruegle
Fastrada: Gates Schneider
Berthe: Annie Pahlow
Catherine: Abby Nugent
Lewis: Nico Marulli
Thea: Jessica Stier
The Players: Julia Barksdale, Taylor Clark, Nick D’Apice, James DeCunzo, Sarah Fick, Ava Gallo, Sebastian Hymson, Eric Jewel, Emma Kell, Patrick Kitchen, Dan Koerner, Victoria Lee, Cia Mirrione, Nikki Shah, Kaylee Spano, Joe Straceski, Kira Topalian, Allison Winter

Director: Scott Bottner
Assistant Director: Connor Baker
Producer: Julia Spada
Assistant Producer: Brandon Halloran
Music Director: Amanda Haag
Assistant Music Director: Will Kast
Choreographer: Carly Martin
Band Director: Max Maybury
Assistant Band Director: Alec Donowitz
Stage Manager: Hunter Gay
Assistant Stage Managers: Ariana Aguero and Phoebe Lasater 
Set Designer: Arunima Prasad
Assistant Set Designers: Anya Floor Taylor 
Lighting Designer: Chris Gehrke
Assistant Lighting Designer: Joshua Crenshaw
Costume Designer: Leah Novelli
Assistant Costume Designers: Isabella O’Keefe and Victoria Napolitano
Props Designer: Anna Tobin
Media Coordinator: Marian Gallo
Graphic Designer: Alyssa Spaeth

Keyboard 1 - Aaron Christo
Keyboard 2 - Jerry Snow
Bass - Ishan Prasad
Cello - Teddi Stanley
Percussion - Jimmy Lee
Drums - Jake Jura
Guitar - Ben Lagan
Reed 1 - Chloe Weiers
Reed 2 - Nicole Rich
Trombone - Tavish Feinbert
Trumpet - Alec Donowitz
Violin - Olivia Wan

Liz Gmoser
Julie Anderson
Simon Barrett 
Kirsty Haley 
Tobi Yusuf
Leah Grodstein