Pippin

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What Is the Story of Pippin?
 The ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin kills Charles and takes over the throne. Realizing his mistake, Pippin begs the Leading Player to bring his father back to life, and she obliges. The prince falls in love with Catherine, a widow with a young son, and (much to the Leading Player’s chagrin), Pippin struggles to decide whether he should settle down and pursue a peaceful life or continue to make magic with the dazzling troupe of performers.

Character Breakdowns
Leading Player
The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.

Gender: Any
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Db3

Pippin
Our story's young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Charles
Pippin's demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Lewis
Fastrada
Pippin's conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Berthe
Pippin's saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.
Gender: Female
Age: 67 to 67
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Catherine
A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Theo
Catherine's son.

Ensemble
Charlemagnes Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players