Mar 20, 2017

PHSN Presents ‘Pippin’

Two PHSN Students dancing for Pippin

Take a journey with Pickerington High School North Theater in the upcoming presentation of Pippin. The show will be at PHSN Performing Arts Center, 7800 Refugee Rd., at 7:30 p.m. April 6-8 and 2 p.m. April 9. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling 614-830-2750 or visiting the Pickerington website.

“This production is packed with amazing dancers, singers, gymnasts and contortionists,” said PHSN senior Ava Fridd, who plays Fastrada, Pippin’s stepmother. “The opening number is my favorite part of the show. There is a big surprise for the audience, and that is going to set the theme for the rest of the musical.” 

The production of Pippin is a story of adventure and self-discovery. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and life fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield and trickeries of political power. In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.

“This could be our best performance yet,” said PHSN junior Sean Starrett, who plays Lewis, Pippin’s stepbrother. “There will definitely be humor and jaw-dropping moments with the acrobatics and crazy tricks throughout the show. We just have a great cast and crew this year and I am excited for people to watch.”

PHSN cast of Pippin

Cast list
Kassi Popcevski – Leading Player
Hunter Minor – Pippin
Hammer Shalawylo – Charlemagne
Ava Fridd – Fastrada
Marisa Matsanoff – Berthe
Chloe Barnett – Catherine
Sean Starrett – Lewis
Raydn Allbaugh – Theo 

Brooke Badgett
Kayla Barker
Jaya Bruce
Wyatt Deely
Michael Jewell
Aiden Hennerfeind
Luke Holcomb
Ben Laihr
Maya Loken
Hope Mason
Maya Norwood
Tyler Reynolds
Ellie Rider
Wyatt Rider
Mallory Smith
Karmen Sigman
Larissa Strong
Jonah Thompson
Bria Yarborough

Abby McCarthy
Kerilyne McDougal
Elaina Yurko

Zhanner Davis
Rachel Fish
Avery Kluth
Kaitlin McAdams
Haliee Snyder

Camille Boggs
Lydia Fish

Do not miss the upcoming Medley of the Mouse on April 20-23. Medley of the Mouse is PHSN’s Spring Dinner Theater. The show is a collection of Disney songs from famous movies the students in the theater have taken and made their own. Cast members dance, sing, stage, and perform. Featured musicals include songs from Mulan, Aladdin, Moana, Hercules, Tangled and many more.