Musical tells of prince’s search for happiness

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The Beacon Players

The Beacon Players present the musical Pippin, with performances 7 p.m. Friday, April 10; 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12. This production is presented in cooperation with M.T.I.

With a score from the four-time Grammy-winner, three-time Oscar-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), Pippin has been successfully produced on stages ranging from high school to Broadway.

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young Prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.

Tickets are $10/adults and $5/students and senior citizens. The box office will open for Pippin ticket sales on March 14 and will then be open every Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are also on sale through

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