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Pippin @ Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts – Review

Written by Patrick Chavis 

These are high school students, but this is not a high school play. At least it’s not the high school plays I’m use to.  It takes about a minute, but you’ll check your bias expectations at the door and get a heavy heaping of pure Pippin satisfaction.  The voices, movement and overall feel of Huntington Beach’s Academy for the Performing Arts hinges on epic. Continue Reading

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APA’s Musical Theater department presents “Pippin” – Video

Synopsis : The title character, here called Pippin, is a naive, inexperienced young man looking to make his mark in the world. He seeks glory and personal fulfillment first as a soldier, then as a lover, and finally as a revolutionary leader promoting progressive social ideas. After every attempt at success has left him disappointed and frustrated, until he is on the brink of utter despair, Pippin finds himself attracted to the widow Catherine and her young son.

Ultimately, he is given a choice between either performing a single great deed that will bring him instant fame and glory but just as instantly cut short his young life, or settling for a long, comfortable, but mediocre existence as a domestic non-entity taking care of his sweet but completely unremarkable family. Taken from Website

Mar 11 – Mar 20, 2016

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