fantasy, we'll bewitch you slowly!' Prince Pippin - based on the historic son of Charlemagne - takes his chances with an experiment, leaving his life in the hands of a promising theatre director and her troupe of jugglers. With her guidance, he goes through various phases to find his way in life and become 'something special'. But which path is the right one, and will the 'grand finale' actually bring him the fulfilment he hopes for?
The original 1972 version of Pippin received five Tony Awards, while its 2013 Broadway revival took out four of the coveted trophies. The State Operetta sees the legendary music by composer Stephen Schwartz, a four-time Grammy and three-time Oscar winner, converted into a great orchestral arrangement by Koen Schoots. This coming-of-age story, performed as a spectacular show, is told by Simon Eichenberger, who acts as both stage director and choreographer.