Elder (Bonnie and Clyde, Road Show) stars in the title role of the Stephen Schwartz musical that began performances Sept. 14. He will be absent from the production for three performances due to a prior commitment, according to representatives for the production. Massey (Memphis, Tarzan) will appear during the 2 PM and 8 PM performances on Sept. 29 and at 2 PM on Sept. 30.
Pippin officially opens Sept. 21 for a run through Oct. 7. Eric Rosen directs the musical that has a score by Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. KC Rep's production promises "new visual and musical twists to a musical theatre classic."
Pippin also features Tony Award nominee Mary Testa (Queen of the Mist, Xanadu) as Berthe, Smith (American Idiot, Godspell, Hair) as the Leading Player and Katie Gilchrist (regional premiere of Everyday Rapture) as Catherine.
The cast is completed by John Hickok (Parade, Aida) as Charles, Sam Cordes as Lewis, Katie Kalahurka (A Christmas Story, the Musical!) as Fastrada, Jennie Greenberry (A Christmas Story, the Musical!) in the female ensemble and Gil Perez-Abraham Jr. (A Steady Rain) in the male ensemble.
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