Trinity Theatre brings Magic to San Antonio with Pippin

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Oct. 17, 2013

Trinity Theatre brings Magic to San Antonio with Pippin

Production to be directed by Broadway veteran and Stieren guest Chet Walker, who will speak on Bob Fosse’s legacy

Stieren guest Chet Walker

SAN ANTONIO-Trinity University's theatre program will present Pippin, a fractured fairy tale and musical by Stephen Schwartz and Robert O. Hirson. The production is directed by award winning choreographer and Stieren guest artist Chet Walker, who choreographed the current revival of Pippin on Broadway. 

Walker appeared in the original Broadway production of Pippin, and co-conceived the popular Broadway musical revue Fosse. He is a multi-award winning director/choreographer who has garnered acclaim onstage in theaters across the globe and in television, film, music video, and all commercial media. He recreated the original Bob Fosse choreography for the Chocolate Factory's London revival of Pippin. His newest project is the musical Heat Wave, which he will direct and choreograph.

Walker will speak on the original choreographer of Pippin, Bob Fosse, in a presentation titled "The Fosse Legacy" as part of the Stieren Arts Enrichment Series. The free lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Stieren Theater. 

Once upon a time, a young prince longed to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He sought it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power. Pippin is a hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale that is currently captivating audiences on Broadway as the 2013 Tony Awarded Best Musical Revival.

Opening weekend for Pippin, to be staged in the Jane and Arthur Stieren Theater, is Friday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 17, with performances continuing Wednesday, Nov. 20, through Saturday, Nov. 23. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for students. For best seating, advanced reservations are strongly recommended.  Reservations can be made by calling 210-999-8515 or by coming to the theater box office Monday through Friday between 2 to 5 p.m.  The box office is also opened one hour prior to each performance.