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  • Directed by Bob Cline
  • Performance dates were May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8:00PM and May 14, 20 at 3:00PM.

Pippin Production Photo

Presenting: Pippin May 5-May 20

Photo Credit Westie Grosh The Chatham Players opened their production of “Pippin” on Friday, May 5 to a sold out, enthusiastic house. Created by Oscar winner Stephen Schwartz, composer/lyricist for “Godspell,” “Children of Eden,” and “Wicked”, “Pippin” delights in numerous show-stopping numbers. Audiences will meet Prince Pippin who is out to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment, only to find it where he least expects it. Join Us…We’ve Got Magic To do!

Photo Credit Westie Grosh The ensemble prepares for "The Grand Finale" of PippinBob Cline of New York directs the musical. Bob is elated to be back at The Chatham Players after directing Into the Wood” here last season and To Kill a Mockingbird the year before. Last year, Bob directed both Showboat and Side Show for the Montclair Operetta Club. Other favorite credits include: Company at the Lucille Lortell, A New Brain (PERRY Award Best Director and Production), Songs for a New World (PERRY nomination Best Director), Falsettos ( PERRY nomination Best Production of a Musical), and Violet (PERRY nominations Best Production and Best Director), Is There Life After High School, Little Shop of Horrors, and Nunsense.

Eric K. Johnston of New York is the musical director of the show. Erik is very happy that Pippin brings him back to CCP, following 2004's The Spitfire Grill. Since that time, Eric has spent the last two summers with The Music Circus in Sacramento, as rehearsal & pit pianist for productions including Beauty and the Beast, Crazy For You and Cabaret, and he will be returning in June for another season. Eric has also composed two short musicals, The Guest and Monster, as well as original music for various productions including Oedipus Rex, The Spanish Tragedy and the world premiere of SubUrban Legend.

Photo Credit Westie GroshThe Leading Player shows that there is "Magic to Do" in CCP's PippinThis production of “Pippin” stars: Christopher Cantalupo of Edison as Pippin, William McArthur of South Orange as Lewis, David Simon of Berkeley Heights as Charles, Janice Lynn of Little Falls as Frastrada, Shannon Barry of New York as Catherine, Joan Ludwig of Kinnelon as Berthe, and Voltaire Balderrama of South Orange as the Leading Player. Daniel Marconi of Chatham and Michael Pasternak of Short Hills are sharing the role of Theo. Rounding out the cast in the ensemble: Patrick Barkett of West Patterson, Desiree Caro of Edison, Joshua Dick of Chatham, Garret Gallinot of New Providence, Phil Levesque or Morris Plains, James Lopez of Maplewood, Kelly Shera of Florham Park, Stacey Simon of Berkeley Heights, Rebecca Weisberg of Millburn, and Jennifer Wewers-Sharp of Piscataway.

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Performance dates are May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8:00PM and May 14, 20 at 3:00PM.