Pippin on stage at Stanley

Published Mar 16, 2017 at 4:00pm

UTICA — Broadway Utica presents the 2013 Tony Award-winning musical “Pippin” in the Stanley Wednesday and Thursday, March 22 and 23.

Tickets — ranging from $29 to $74 — are available by phone at 315-724-7196, by visiting www.BroadwayUtica.com, or in person at the Broadway Utica offices located in the Brian Gaetano building at 258 Genesee St. 

For more information, contact Derek Clark, Executive Director Broadway Utica at Derek@BroadwayUtica.com or 315-724-7196.

It tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Diane Paulus directed the Tony Award-winning revival which will be recreated by her long time associate, Mia Walker.

“Pippin” is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”  

The show won four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus).

“Pippin” won four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diana Paulus), and Outstanding Choreography (Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider).  “Pippin” won seven Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), and Outstanding Choreographer (Chet Walker). “Pippin” also won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. 

With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, “Pippin” features orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman, original costume design by Dominique Lemieux, scenic design coordinated by Evan Adamson, music direction by JP Myers, lighting design by  Russell A. Thompson and sound design by David Temby. 

Housso Semon makes her national tour debut as the Leading Player. She is a graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Her credits include Deloris in Sister Act, Aida in Aida, Charlayne in Ain’t Misbehavin’, and Brenda in Smokey Joe’s Café.

She worked on Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines as a Principle Singer. Housso has also worked abroad in workshops as a singer for the creator of Cirque du Soleil, Franco Dragone. 

Naysh Fox is also making his national tour debut in the lead role of “Pippin.” His favorite roles include Riff in West Side Story, Warner in Legally Blonde and The Prince in Once Upon a Time.  

Brendon Schaefer will portray King Charlemagne and he toured nationally with The Wedding Singer and All Shook Up. Allison Nusbaum will play “Pippin” ’s grandmother, Berthe. Credits include 9 to 5, Hairspray, Menopause, Mary Poppins, White Christmas, Footloose and How to Succeed Without Really Trying. Erica Lee Cianciulli will portray the cunning Fastrada, Savannah Sprinkle will play the role of Catherine and Courtney Dease will portray Lewis.