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Magic was indeed done, as Robinson Drama produced yet another fantastic play, this time, with their spring musical, Pippin. From the moment the actors take the stage, to the final seconds before the curtain drops, it is easy to assess that everything was well rehearsed and very well done.

With twenty musical numbers in the show, Pippin is chock-full of talent. Pippin has everything from excellent narrating, humorous jokes, and even a musical that the audience gets to partake in. The choreography in the show is complex, yet wonderful to watch. The plot is entertaining, although may feel slightly repetitive at times in the first Act. In the second Act, however, the play becomes more real and relatable.

Pippin is full of a unique repertoire of acrobatic feats, many songs as mentioned before, and dancing. There are also other interesting aspects to the show, such as, depending on your age, not-so-subtle innuendos. And even – although very minimal – the show also gets rather sadistic towards the fiery finale, that is not quite as fiery as promised, as it was teased throughout the play.

Some of the more technical aspects of the show were very eye-appealing as well. The sound, lighting, and more all helped the show progress smoothly and feel that much more real. Costumes helped give the show a more medieval feel, which was good, because that was the point of having medieval costumes.

Pippin is a play inside of a play, otherwise known as “playception” and is about a circus putting on the story of a young prince, named Pippin. In this show, Pippin is attempting to find fulfillment in life by doing something extraordinary, only to find out life does not always work out the way it seems and sometimes the greatest fulfillment’s in life are the more simple things.

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