Directed and Choreographed by: Al BlackstoneMusic Theatre Wichita
Entrusting directorial duties to an intensely dance-minded person lends this show a unique dynamic. I couldn’t help but notice the actors and actresses are moving semiconstantly, and large portions of the story are told through dance.
This iteration of Pippin, masterfully directed and choreographed by Al Blackstone, has one foot in the original 1972 Bob Fosse version and the other foot in the 2013 Diane Paulus “Cirque” Revival... In this show he uses his narratives well, using a combination of both ballet and Fosse vocabulary to take us on a journey so many of us have taken and will continue to take. Pippin, seeking to live an extraordinary life, finally finds fulfillment in life’s unextraordinary, everyday moments.