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Pippin Roles

Courtesy of Music Theater International

THE LEADING PLAYER

The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: Db3

PIPPIN

Our story's young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 21

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: G2

KING CHARLES

Pippin's demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 60

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: G2

FASTRADA

Pippin's conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

BERTHE

Pippin's saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.

Gender: Female

Age: 67 to 67

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: E3

CATHERINE

A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: Db5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

LEWIS

Strong and not bright. Pippin's halfbrother and after Pippin, heir to the throne. Addicted to the physical, Lewis loves weight lifting, Lewis loves wrestling, but most of all, Lewis loves Lewis

Gender: Male

Age: 18-21

Vocal range top: Any

Vocal range bottom: Any

THEO

Catherine's young son who has grown up without a father. 

Gender: Male

Age: 8-10**

Vocal range top: Any

Vocal range bottom: Any

**Stage age of 8-10, only auditioning ages 10+**

ENSEMBLE

Members of the troupe, they play the parts of Charlemagne's Army, Monks, Nobility, and Peasants.  Multitude of talents including dance, acrobatics, gymnastics, or other skills of showmanship.

Gender: Any

Age: 14+

Vocal range top: All

Vocal range bottom: All

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