The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s junior company will present “Pippin” Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Show time is 7:30 p.m.
Presented under the direction of Billy D. Hart and Erin Whitcomb, the fully staged production will feature a cast of high school students from across the Delaware Valley.
"Pippin" features an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "Godspell," "Children of Eden"), according to the show's promoters. It has been produced on stages from high schools to Broadway.
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"Pippin" is a coming of age story is about an heir to the Frankish throne who is searching for the secret to happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power — after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great — and ultimately finds it not in extraordinary endeavors, but in the ordinary moments that happen every day.
The Ocean City Theatre Company has added its own twist setting the production — the beaches and boardwalk of Ocean City.
Tickets are $12 to $15 and can be purchased at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111, or at the Ocean City Music Pier box office, on the Ocean City Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace.
The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s Junior Company auditions students from sixth through 12th grade from Ocean City and the surrounding areas and allows them to work with a professional production staff. Participants take classes, rehearse and perform a full-scale musical with professional designers and directors.
"Pippin" is produced by arrangement with Music Theatre International and features students in the high school junior company. The middle school junior company will present "Seussical" Aug. 25 and 26 at the Ocean City Music Pier.