Southern Theatre will present the musical “Pippin” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, through Saturday, Feb. 24, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University.
Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson, “Pippin” follows a young prince – heir to the Frankish throne – who searches for the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. In the end, he finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.
The show is directed by Dr. Jim Lile, with musical direction by Dr. Susan Smith and choreography by Gerrie-Ellen Johnston.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and students. They can be purchased from 8 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in Room 237 of the performing arts center.
For production information or requests for accommodations related to a disability, contact Terri Spencer at 417-625-9393.
The cast includes:
CURAÇAO
Mike Kross, senior, biology
KANSAS
Baxter Springs
Preston Hamilton, freshman, marketing
MISSOURI
Carl Junction
August Abernathy, sophomore, theater
Carthage
Michelle Harris, senior, music education
Joplin
Allison Dodge, sophomore, theater
Austin Henady, sophomore, theater education
Gerrie-Ellen Johnston, adjunct theater faculty
Bailee Lewis, freshman, theater education
Tanner Munson, junior, music
Grace Roush, freshman, theater
Lee’s Summit
Zoe Lepper, freshman, theater
Neosho
Miranda Duncan, senior, music
Pierce City
Jared Liggett, senior, music
Purdy
Kaden Propps, freshman, music education
Seneca
Elaina Bottles, senior, music
Waynesville
Hulon Smith, junior, theater