Pippin, which runs through Oct. 7, is characterized by KC rep artistic director Rosen as a "musically vigorous, genre-shifting explosion of high energy."
The pop-rock musical has a score by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. KC Rep's production promises "new visual and musical twists to a musical theatre classic."
The cast is led by Elder, last seen on Broadway in Bonnie & Clyde, in the title role, with 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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