Broadway Bootcamp's production of PIPPIN, featuring a cast of over 60, will be on the Manatee Players' stage for four performances. The performance dates and times are: Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28 at 7 pm and Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29 at 2 pm. Ticket prices are as follows: now through July 26, tickets to the 7 pm performances are $20 for adults and $10 for students. After July 26, the 7 pm performances are $25 for adults and $11 for students. Tickets for the 2 pm performances are $15 for adults and $10 for Students. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 941-748-5875 or online at www.manateeplayers.com. The Manatee Players are located at 102 Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton.
Once upon a time, the young prince Pippin longed to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He sought it in the glories of the battlefield, The Temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, he found it in the simple pleasures of home and family.
This hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere. The energetic pop-influenced score by three-time Oscar®-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz ("Godspell," "Children of Eden" and the animated films "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame" and "The Prince Of Egypt") bursts with one show stopping number after another, from soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers.