This spring, the MICDS Troubadours presented Pippin, the infectiously unforgettable masterpiece from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz. As usual, the Troubadours turned out a packed crowd in Orthwein Theatre for the four-day performance.
Zion Thomas ’19 enthusiastically played the role of the young prince Pippin, heir to the Frankish throne. The audience joined along Pippin’s search for the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. In the end, he found that happiness lies, not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the mundane everyday moments. GeGe Pflager ’18 also provided a stunning performance as Catherine, and Alaina Baumohl ’19 masterfully orchestrated a cast of nearly 40 singing and dancing ensemble members as the Leading Player.
“Truly, this has been one of the most challenging musicals we have done in a long time, because 40 actors were onstage for nearly the entire show,” said Director and Fine and Performing Arts Teacher Carolyn Hood. “The performance included huge dance numbers, massive war scenes and the creation of magical illusion. Of course, our dedicated group of thespians with amazing talents were able to pull this off with seeming effortlessness. Their talents and abilities to captivate an audience never cease to amaze.”