Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Simple Joys. "Simple Joys" is sung by the Leading Player as we move from the battlefield to the countryside where Berthe lives. The other three songs are sung by Pippin.
Her Majesty's Theatre. "Pippin" opened on Broadway on October 23, 1972 at the Imperial Theatre and closed on June 12, 1977. In London, the production opened on October 30, 1973 at Her Majesty's Theatre and ran for only 85 performances.
light. This is from "Spread a Little Sunshine" sung by Fastrada at the beginning of act two. After she sees that Pippin is trying to go against his father, she tries to make an advantage out of the situation.
Theo. The original Theo was played by Shane Nickerson. Theo also has a pet duck named Otto.
John Rubinstein. Yes, it was John Rubinstein who was the original Pippin. Eric Berry is the original Charlemagne. Christopher Chadman is the original Lewis. William Katt is Pippin on DVD.
|Which character sings the following line: "Oh, it's time to start livin'. Time to take a little from this world we're given."?||Magic to Do: The "Pippin" Quiz
Berthe. Berthe is the grandmother of Pippin. She sings "No Time At All" to show her "jolly live-live-live philosophy" and to suggest Pippin to look elsewhere for happiness. This is such a fun song and probably one of the funniest moments in the show.
|"Rivers belong where they can ramble. Eagles belong where they can fly. I've got to be where _______________________." What're the missing lyrics?||Magic to Do: The "Pippin" Quiz
my spirits can run free. This is from "Corner of the Sky". Pippin sings to us about his search for a deeper meaning of life, something completely fulfilling. The song is a real hit and has been performed by many famous singers like The Jackson 5, David Essex and Peter Cousens.
Join us. The first song in the musical is "Magic to Do" which is sung by the Leading Player and his troupe. The first line of the musical is "Join us, leave your fields to flower." At the end of the song, they promise to present the finale never before seen on a public stage. "Prepare ye" are the first two words of another Stephen Schwartz musical called "Godspell".
|What happens in the end?||Pippin
Pippin goes with Catherine. He decides that life at Catherine's is better than nothing.
|What does the ensemble begin to describe to Pippin?||Pippin
the sun. "Think about the sun, Pippin. Think about her golden glance. How she lights the world up, well, now it's your chance."
|How does Catherine feel when Pippin leaves?||Pippin
she guesses she'll miss him. "I guess I'll miss the man. Explain it, if you can. His face was far from fine. But still I'll miss his face and wonder if he's missing mine."
|Why does Pippin not like being at Catherine's?||Pippin
He's extraordinary. "Patching the roof, and pitching the hay is not my idea of a perfect day. When you're extraordinary, you gotta do extraordinary things!"
|"And if we all could spread a little sunshine, all could light a little fire. We all would be a little closer to..." What comes next?||Pippin
our heart's desire. From "Spread a Little Sunshine".
|What comes next: "But what can make ya feel more ________ than being noted for your morals"?||Pippin
obsolete. "Here is a secret I never have told. Maybe you'll understand why. I believe if I refuse to grow old, I can stay young till I die!"
|What is described as 'warmer than wine'?||Pippin
blood. "Blood. Blood is red as sunset. Blood is warmer than wine. It's warmer than wine. The taste of salty summer brine!"
|According to Pippin, where do children fit in?||Pippin
the snow. The part of Pippin was originally performed by John Rubenstein.
|What is the first thing that the Leading Player sings?||Pippin
Join us. The role of the Leading Player was first played by Ben Vereen.
|What is the name of the show within the musical "Pippin"?||Pippin
Pippin: His Life and Times. This title is said during the opening scene in introducing the play.
|What was Pippin's brother's name?||Pippin
Lewis. Lewis went to war with Pippin and is the love child of Charlemagne and Fastrada.
|Who played the role of the Leading Player in the 1981 film version of "Pippin"?||Pippin
Ben Vereen. Ben Vereen was also Leading Player in the original Broadway cast. William Katt played Pippin in the film version and Benjamin Rayson played Charlemagne. John Rubenstein was Pippin in the original Broadway cast.
|What kind of woman is Catherine? ||Pippin
Ordinary. She sings that she is just an ordinary woman in "Kind of Woman".
|What song is the following verse from?
"That's the reason I'll never be
The kind of man who dwells
On how moths got into the tapestry
Or why the dungeon smells"||Pippin
Extraordinary. Pippin sings this while staying with Catherine and Theo. Soon after the song finishes, he leaves then to find a more fulfilling life.
|What song does Pippin steal lines from in the "Finale" to show his change of heart and his realization that his life doesn't have to be perfect and that love can be fulfilling?||Pippin
Corner of the Sky. "I'm not a river or a giant bird
That soars to the sea
And if I'm never tied to anything
I'll never be free"
|What does Pippin do to venture into the realm of politics?||Pippin
Murder Charlemagne. He kills Charlemagne in the church while Charlemagne is praying for a safe battle. Pippin then is crowned king during the song "Morning Glow." Pippin cannot accept all of the responsiblities associated with being king and wishes to once again be only a prince. Leading Player grants this wish by bringing Charlemagne back to life.
|What kind of pet does Theo have?||Pippin
Duck. Theo is Catherine's son. He has a pet duck that gets very sick during Pippin's stay with him and Catherine.
|What is supposed to be the finale of Pippin's life?||Pippin
Burning himself. The Leading Player and members of the chorus urge Pippin to enter a box of fire and burn himself until he dies out of disgust from never finding the true meaning of life.
|What attracts Catherine to Pippin?||Pippin
His arched foot. Catherine is drawn to the beautiful arch of Pippin's foot.
|What is the opening song of "Pippin"?||Pippin
Magic to Do. "Magic To Do" is the full-cast opening number that sets the stage and introduces Pippin to the audience.
Leading Player. Leading Player narrates the play and is in virtually all scenes. Many consider him to be the lead over Pippin, the title character.
Charlemagne. Pippin is the son of Charlemagne and step-son of Fastrada.