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‘Pippin’ a thought-provoking musical

By Dale Johnson
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Dale Johnson Local actress Darcy DeGuise has the lead role of Fastrada in the upcoming “Pippin” musical production by Curtains Up Pagosa!

Photo courtesy Dale Johnson
Local actress Darcy DeGuise has the lead role of Fastrada in the upcoming “Pippin” musical production by Curtains Up Pagosa!

Curtains Up Pagosa! presents “Pippin,” June 28, 29 and 30 and July 3, 5 and 6  at the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium.

An extraordinary, high energy musical, “Pippin,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (who also wrote for  “Godspell,”  “Wicked” and “Children of Eden”), tells the tale of a young prince in search for meaning in his life — a timeless story of family, friends and the heartaches and joys of life, told in rock/jazz/Broadway musical comedy style.

The book is by Roger O. Hirson and dance legend Bob Fosse.

“Pippin” is the most requested and performed musical in the country in community theaters, and is now enjoying a revival on Broadway, nominated for at least 10 Tony awards, and selling out months in advance. CUP  brings this creative and thought-provoking musical, with its glorious score, to our Pagosa stage.

The 2013 holiday show, which will be produced in December, will be a musical adaptation from The Brothers Grimm of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” by Tim Kelly, with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur.  Old and new characters are present in this marvelous musical adaptation that follows the traditional storyline of the classic fairy tale now brought to life with an eclectic score of toe-tapping tunes. “Snow White”  will play Dec. 12-15.

Curtains Up Pagosa, now in its 24th season of productions in Pagosa, is excited to announce the 2013 season.  Curtains Up Pagosa! represents the best in community performing arts in Pagosa Springs. Its commitment to excellence in the performing arts has inspired students and adults to bring their talents to our schools and community.  Thousands of dollars has been collected and given by the organization in order to provide scholarships, instruments, sound equipment, costuming and sets, vocal and music lessons and instruction, and many other essential tools for school arts programs.

This story was posted on May 30, 2013.