A Youth Stage Version of the Musical, 2016
Adyak Theatre Company, Hungary
Music and Lyrics Stephen Schwartz
Book Roger O. Hirson
Musical Director Attila Bögös
Musical Associate Angéla Mercs
Choreographer Szabolcs Jóna
Adaptor and Director Albin Balint
Artistic Director Ilona Várhalmi
Cast Lili Lujza Battai, Petra Borkó, Ádám Czibla, Gergely Dánielfy, Karolina Estella Fudella, Kristóf Juhász, Orsolya Kapusi, Diána Kiss, Eszter Kiss, László Kovács, Vilmos Lehel, Christian Mechle, András Molnár, Márta Viktória Móré, Ádám Seprényi, Mária Szaplonczay, Bence Szécsi, Emese Szepesi, Dániel Tar, Viktor Tar, Virág Till, Virág Vajóczki
Stephen Schwartz's multiaward-winning 1972 musical tells the coming-of-age story of Pippin, the ambitious youth who, after having finished his studies, is looking to find real meaning and purpose in his life. In the form of an allegorical journey, he gets introduced to a variety of life choices by the mysterious Leading Player and his troupe, after which Pippin is forced to decide on which path to take in order to reach spiritual fulfillment.
This production was awarded First Prize, Prize for Best Choreography, Prize for Best Direction, Prize for Best Musicality (Gergely Dánielfy, Leading Player) and Prize for the Best New Talent of the Year (Christian Mechle, Pippin) by the Hungarian National Festival of Youth Musical Theatre in 2016.
Photographs courtesy of Csabagyöngye Cultural Centre