“…the moment that best combines the show’s heart and wonder is Pippin’s practical and playful grandmother; a scene of pure theatrical bliss as she …urges Pippin to seize the day. This production does the same.” –VARIETY

“Pippin somehow combines the best of [revisionist and nostalgic] approaches to revival, at once re-energizing this 40-year-old musical with freshness, vitality and eye-popping exuberance without ever [losing] the beloved show’s crucial sweetness and naïveté.” –THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one man’s journey to be extraordinary. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. A traveling troupe, led by the charismatic Leading Player, guides Pippin through the adventures of war, sex, politics, and love. Full of dance, passion, and iconic music, Pippin reveals that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but in the ordinary moments that happen every day.

Rated PG13

Sponsored by Lanier Center Ramada & ACE Catering
Opening Night Reception by 2Dog Cafe



7:30pm, Feb 11-15 and 18-22, 2020
2:30pm, Feb 16 & 22, 2020

Special Events

Free Stage Tour (a peek behind the scenes!)
Jan 28, 2020 at 6:00pm in the Hosch Theatre

Opening Night Reception
Feb 11, 2020, following the performance, catered by 2 Dog Cafe


Brenau University’s Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center, 429 Academy Street NE, Gainesville, GA 30501

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Ticket Information

Tickets are $28-30 for adults, $26-28 for seniors and $18-20 for students*. Click below to choose your seats or call our box office at 678-717-3624. We offer a 20% discount to groups of 12 or more. Please call the box office for more information. ADA seating reservations are also arranged through the box office.
*UNG and BU faculty/staff/students must contact the box office for specially discounted tickets.

Children in the Theatre: Out of respect for other patrons’ theatre experiences, all patrons must be ticketed and over the age of 5. Parents should also be sure to check performance ratings in making decisions about bringing children to the theatre.

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Cast & Crew

Creative Team & Crew Heads

    Director: Jim Hammond, GTA Artistic/Managing Director, Professor, and Theatre Dept Head
    Choreographer: Barbara Hartwig, GTA Guest Artist
    Music Director: Rick Gomez, GTA Musical Theatre Coordinator and Brenau Associate Professor
    Scenic Designer: Dennis C. Maulden, GTA Guest Artist
    Costume Designer: Pamela Workman, GTA Resident Costumer and Brenau Assistant Professor
    Hair & Makeup Designer: Nathan Dingess, UNG Senior
    Lighting Designer: D. Connor McVey, GTA Alumnus and Guest Artist
    Sound Designer: Rob Brooksher, GTA Alumnus and Guest Artist
    Magic Consultant: Jeff McClure, GTA Guest Artist, gotmagic.net
    Technical Director: David Becker, GTA Production & Technical Director
    Stage Manager: Sara Cook, UNG Junior
    Paint Charge: Justin Williams, Brenau Freshman
    Prop Master: Surena Arnall, UNG Senior
    Asst Costume Design/Wardrobe Crew Head: Erin Magner, Brenau Sophomore
    Run Crew Chief: Nick Harrell-Torow, UNG Sophomore
    Master Electrician: Roberto Duarte, GTA Alumnus and Guest Artist
    Front of House Sound Board Operator: Samuel Poole, UNG Freshman
    Front of House Sound Board Operator: Seth Wise, UNG Freshman
    Mic Runner Crew Chief: Tyus Martin, UNG Sophomore


    Leading Player: Zafyre Sexton, Brenau Junior
    Charles: Dellan Short, UNG Sophomore
    Lewis: Sammy Nelson, UNG Sophomore
    Berthe: Lisa Phifer, GTA Guest Artist
    Theo: Carson Shelton, GTA Guest Artist
    Ensemble: Mae Allison, Brenau Senior
    Ensemble: Brooke Blackwell, UNG Junior
    Ensemble: Rentavious Buffington, UNG Sophomore
    Ensemble: Emmanuel Colon, UNG Sophomore
    Ensemble: Katie Davis, Brenau Senior
    Ensemble: Michael Dotson, Brenau Junior
    Ensemble: Savion Gates, Brenau Freshman
    Ensemble: Brianna Gutierrez, Brenau Freshman
    Ensemble: Dante Harmon, Brenau Freshman
    Ensemble: Margaret Holtkamp, Brenau Senior
    Ensemble: Grant Key, Brenau Senior
    Ensemble: Tiffany Kovash, Brenau Freshman
    Ensemble: Trey Lawson, Brenau Freshman
    Ensemble: Estef Martín, UNG Sophomore
    Ensemble: Jacob McClure, UNG Sophomore
    Ensemble: Ryan Vander Linde, UNG Junior
    Understudy Swing: Gracie Dial, Brenau Junior
    Understudy Swing: Otis McDaniel, Brenau Sophomore


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