Pippin uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance.
I didn’t know what to expect when I went to see Pippin but I loved the show.
The show opens with Magic to Do which is an amazing song to see. This is the first time we see all the cast on stage together.
The cast includes Ainsley Melham, Gabrielle McClinton, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Simon Burke , Lucy Maunder, Euan Doidge, Leslie Bell, Andy Alexander, George Holahan-Cantrell, William Wheeler, Ryan Yeates, Danik Abishev, Olivia Carniati, Angelique Cassimatis, Bayley Edmends, Joel Granger, Chaska Halliday, Matthew Jenson, Harley McLeish, Zoe Marshall, William Meager, Joe Meldrum, Amy Nightingale-Olsen, Thomas Remaili, Gretel Scarlett, Suzanne Steele, Andrew Sumner and Jessica Ward.
At my performance I had all of the main cast performing their roles except for Kerri-Anne and I saw the lovely Angelique Cassimatis as Berthe who absolutely amazing in the role.
Gabrielle was the Leading Player at the performance and man can she sing! It was interesting to find out that she is reprising the role since playing the role in the Broadway production as well as the 1st US National and International tours.
It was great seeing Ainsley perform another role again after seeing him in Aladdin 5 years ago. Corner of the Sky was an amazing song and I really loved the emotion Ainsley had throughout the song.
While I didn’t get to see Kerri-Anne perform as Berthe, Angelique Cassimatis was amazing in the Berthe role. I loved seeing Angelique perform the role and she did an amazing job. The interaction between Ainsley and Angelique throughout their sections and the connection as Pippin and grandmother Berthe was great.
Overall I really enjoyed Pippin and would definitely recommend seeing the show if you can.
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