A Common Thread Theatre Company will present the musical Pippin Aug. 4-13 at Dennison Memorial Hall at Boston Church of Christ in Framingham, located at 214 Concord St. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students with an ID.
Pippin is a young prince looking to carve out his own corner of the sky. A group of traveling players puts on a show about Pippin’s search for meaning while trying to influence his decisions about war and love along the way. Pippin features music and lyrics by the same composer as Wicked and Godspell, Stephen Schwartz. Bob Fosse directed the original 1972 production, which made a star out of the original Leading Player, Ben Vereen. Songs include “Magic to Do,” “Corner of the Sky” and “No Time at All.”
The Framingham production features four actors who live in Framingham: Abby White (Leading Player), Kristin Fahlau (Featured Ensemble) and brothers Callen and Tristan Kerrigan, who share the role of Theo. Two of the production team members (choreographer Julie Sullivan and stage manager Kellen DeLaney) also reside in Framingham; the production is directed by Paul Dixon of Brighton and music directed by Kathryn Denney of Marlborough.
The title role is played by Tim Caron of Natick. Paul Murphy of Arlington plays Pippin’s father, Charles; Matthew Packard of Franklin plays Pippin’s half-brother, Lewis; Jennifer Antocci of Wakefield plays Pippin’s stepmother, Fastrada; Alice Springer of Sharon plays Pippin’s grandmother, Berthe; and Juliana Buckler of Holliston plays Pippin’s love interest, Catherine. Alyssa Crocker of Marlborough, Isabella D’Aprile of Southborough, Amanda Denney of Marlborough, Gabe Diaz of Worcester, Caroline Hubbard of Waltham, Jordan Mitchell of Millis, Joanne Robinson of Waltham and Katrina Snow of Worcester are the other players.