IU South Bend Presents Pippin

pippinThe IU South Bend Theatre and Dance Company proudly presents their newly reimagined production of Pippin, by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson. Performances will be held on Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April 13. Pippin is directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Justin Amellio.

Schwartz, the world famous composer of Wicked and Godspell, wrote Pippin as a companion piece to the ever-present human struggle to find our purpose and way in the world. Each one of us has a calling, and Schwartz captures the uniqueness of this universal journey, warts and all, in this challenging and beloved musical.

With musical megahits such as “Magic to Do” and “Corner of the Sky,” the score soars through the stratosphere giving wings to such basic human questions as: “Why am I here?” “What’s my purpose in life?” “How will I know when I’ve finally found it?”

Led through the dark twists and turns of self-discovery and doubt by the Leading Player and his band of players, Pippin is constantly striving to find a way to make his mark. At once supportive and terrifying, the Leading Player and his troupe seek to guide us all through the highest highs and the lowest lows of the world in search of our own personal corners of the sky.

With musical direction by Dean Marvin Curtis and inventive choreography by Assistant Professor of Dance Carolynn Hine-Johnson, Pippin promises to be an unforgettable night in the theatre.

This production is part of the IU South Bend Fine Arts Weekend. The weekend will also include the Spring Juried High School Photography Exhibition and the BFA Student Art Exhibition III. The Spring Juried High School Photography Exhibition opens on April 5 and runs through April 17 in the second floor reception area of the Administration Building, and the BFA Student Art Exhibition runs from April 11 through April 20 in the East Lounge of Northside Hall and the fifth floor atrium of Schurz Library.

For more information about the IU South Bend Fine Arts Weekend visit

Tickets for Pippin are available for $5-$9 and free to students and children. For more information and to order tickets visit or call the arts box office at 574.520.4203.

7:30 pm Wednesday, April 10
Northside’s Recital Hall
1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend
Tickets $3-$5 | Free to students/children