Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pippin Comes to Straz Center Tampa Bay #BroadwayInTampa #PippinOnTour

Pippin the Musical - its Broadway with a side of Motown, Cirque Du Solei, SNL and quite possibly the best stage act I have ever seen. When my husband and I found out we were going to a showing of Pippin at Straz Center, Tampa last night, neither of us knew much about the show. I knew it was the 2013 Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical but that is about where my history of this production ended.
Between the talent of the cast, including "Leading Player",  Sasha Allen (a finalist from Season 4 on The Voice) to the jaw dropping acrobats, I was blown away. The new production came straight from Broadway and is directed by Tony Winner Diane Paulus.
Pippin was hailed as "an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza" and there is no better way to describe it than just that. We have been fortunate over the past two years to see quite a few traveling shows at The Straz Center and this was hands down the best I've ever seen.
There were times during the show that I found myself hysterically laughing. What sets this story apart from all others is a mix of acrobatics, magic, comedy and pure talent. If you are unfamiliar with the story (as I was until last night), it based on the premise of a mysterious performance troupe which is led by the Leading Player (Sasha Allen). She tells the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. He goes through the show feeling directionless with life until The Leading Player inspires him. Words really can't describe this show
Pippin is noted for many Broadway standards including, Corner of the Sky, Magic to Do, Glory, No Time at All, Morning Flow and Love Song. While I didn't know any of the songs due to the fact we've never seen Pippin before, many people around us sang throughout the night.

If you go see one show this season at The Straz, make Pippin it. You will not be sorry! We received Press tickets for review through my partnership with Tampa Bay Bloggers. As always, all opinions are my own.

Pippin at The Straz Center

Pippin will be at Straz Center Tampa from April 14 - April 19. Click here to purchase your tickets today!

Show Dates & Times
Tues. 7:30 p.m.
Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. 7:30 p.m.
Fri. 8 p.m.
Sat. 2 and 8 p.m.
Sun. 2 and 7:30 p.m.

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