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NAHS Theatre Presents PIPPIN

Promotional poster for Pippin Ye Olde New Albany High School Theatre Department is proud to present PIPPIN as its summer musical!

PIPPIN first premiered on Broadway in 1972 under the direction of the legendary choreographer Bob Fosse. It features music and lyrics by award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked) and a book by Roger O. Hirson. PIPPIN is a play-within-a-play, the story of its title character is told by a mysterious troupe of traveling performers, all of whom portray various roles in the tale being told. Son of the great European king Charlemagne, Pippin, the hero of the story, yearns to find fulfillment and meaning in his life, which is not present in the privileged life he is afforded in his father's kingdom. He goes on a tumultuous journey of self-discovery, finally finding happiness in the most unlikely of places.

Featuring fabulous dance numbers like "Magic to Do" and "No Time At All" and great songs like "Corner of the Sky" (which was covered by the Jackson 5), PIPPIN is an entertaining spectacle that also asks big questions.

PIPPIN will perform at the Jeanne B. McCoy Center for the Arts on the following dates:

  • Friday, July 19th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 20th at 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 21st at 2:30 p.m. 

Tickets can be purchased in advance at or at the door on the day of the performance.
At the end of July, the New Albany High School Theatre Department will be taking this production to perform as a part of the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF), held annually during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland. A huge honor for the department and our school, the students will represent their community on an international stage at the largest performing arts festival in the world!

We hope you will join us for our stateside performances on July 19th - 21st!

Read more about the show in This Week New Albany News.

*Please plan ahead for the construction around the McCoy Center for the Arts. Parking is available behind the Primary School off Chatham Green and in front of the Intermediate School, accessible from Kardules Fields Way.

McCoy Center parking map