An Enchanting Performance: Pippin at the A.R.T.

Pippin, the American Repertory Theater’s latest production, is an absolute feast for the eyes and ears. From the gravity-defying acrobatics to the perfectly executed orchestral score, the musical is a true treat.

I’ve seen a few other shows done by the A.R.T. and had high hopes that Pippin would be just as good as those. So I was happily surprised when the performance more than met my expectations. I saw it last Friday and the catchy music and brilliant costumes have been swirling in my mind ever since.

The story is a good one, with a message I think most people can relate to and will enjoy. The performers are terrific, with each role cast so well, I can’t imagine anyone else playing these parts. The show is a magnificent display of strength and grace, soulful singing and an engaging set that transforms from scene to scene seamlessly.

I highly recommend snagging one of the remaining tickets for Pippin, which runs through January 20, 2013, at the Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle St., Harvard Square). This playful yet dark, whimsical yet touching show is one that I can almost guarantee you’ll enjoy!

All images courtesy of the American Repertory Theater.

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