First, I wanted to say THANKS MARY for recommending this unique experience!
OK everybody, you now have only a little over 2 weeks to watch this AWESOME, AMAZING, SPECTACULAR FEAST FOR THE EYES AND FOOD FOR THE SOUL PLAY CALLED PIPPIN! Bro and I both came into it with pretty high expectations, reviews had been great....so if anything, I was ready to be disappointed.
Guess what? It was SPECTACULAR! Fireworks shooting spectacular * * * * those are sad fireworks, sorry. How about if we added some sound to go with that. Beeeeew! Bee, Beeeeew!
The show meshes theatre anime visuals, hip-hop dance influence and contemporary music arrangements in a wonderful and unique way that pretty much holds your attention from start to finish. Were there a few songs they could have left out? Sure. But for the most part, the actors left you wanting more....
The two main characters were unbelievably amazing singers, dancers and storytellers.
Any play where the music is coming from turntables and where you're hearing some bad ass base beats gets my vote.
Costumes were outrageous and fierce, they really did make you feel like you had stepped into an anime film.
Overall best parts were the intro song (grabbed me from the beginning), Pippin and the Matrix guy (Marcus) singing and dancing, all of the group scenes,
and the most hilarious grandma scene ever. He (yes, that's a he) stole the show, in my humble opinion.
The end was raw, which I loved.
It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me jump to my feet and clap for these wonderful actors, and it made me think "why didn't mom keep me in choir and dance? i could have been a superstah!"
Hope you will enjoy this show as much as I did. Tickets.