I am a Broadway Fanatic. More specifically, a Broadway Musical Fanatic. I’ve have seen tons of them, you name it, Rent, Hairspray, Wicked, Legally Blond, In The Heights, Next To Normal, Les Mis, Avenue Q, Book of Mormon, Spring Awakening, Priscilla Queen of the Dessert, Billy Elliot, oh and the list goes on. I love them. Sitting in the old theater, being entertained by the best of the best, is an experience unlike any others. And it is even more special when you see one that is truly spectacular. One that makes you tap your feet and sing along during the performance. One that keeps you singing and smiling from the second the curtain drops and you walk back out in the mayhem that is Times Square at 11:00 pm. And one that keeps you on high for days after you see it. I had one of those experiences this past weekend, when I saw Pippin, The Musical.
The show is a remake from over 40 years ago. It is a story of a young boy(prince) looking to find meaning in his life. On this path to becoming extraordinary, he learns that there is more to life than just the extraordinary, and that the simple life can be just as fulfilling. It is an interesting and somewhat cliche story, but it was none the less inspiring.
It had everything you hope to see in a broadway show, including incredible voices, outrageous dancing, brilliant costumes, acrobats, fire pits, love, lust, a joke about gays, and even a PUPPY! I would gladly see this show again, and again, and even again!