“AGGRESSIVELY SAUCY NEW REVIVAL.
Jeff Calhoun is determined to offer the world a fresh, more hard-edged view of the musical. He has scrubbed away the scent of patchouli and shredded the Renaissance Faire aesthetic.”
- Charles Isherwood, New York Times
"…ENCHANTING NEW PRODUCTION.
…vivaciously invites audiences to join the FANTASTICAL JOURNEY…a razzle-dazzle supporting cast, communicating via sign language and that more universal language of theatrical wizardry.”
- Charles McNulty, The Los Angeles Times
"Director Jeff Calhoun infuses this unusual production with enough imagination and magic to amaze even Harry Houdini."
- Jonas Schwartz, Theatremania.com
“GO. DAMNABLY SEDUCTIVE.
Hyper-theatrical staging and choreography of a topflight ensemble … THE SHOW IS SO WELL DONE, SEE IT FOR YOURSELF…”
- Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly
"A powerful, multidimensional theatrical experience.
" - Laurence Wittes, The Hollywood Reporter
Tony Award®-winning Pippin is the lively coming of age story of King Charlemagne’s oldest son. Featuring music from the award-winning composer of Wicked and Godspell, this dazzlingly colorful and imaginative tale first captivated audiences on Broadway and continues to appeal to the young-at-heart everywhere.
Director Jeff Calhoun and Deaf West Theatre follow their popular hits, Sleeping Beauty Wakes (Ovation Award winner) at the Douglas and Big River at the Taper, by transforming this beloved classic into a wildly theatrical and original musical event featuring deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing actors as voice and American Sign Language are interwoven with music, dance, and joyous storytelling.
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