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'Pippin' brings big-top wonders to Hollywood Pantages
'Pippin' brings big-top wonders to Hollywood Pantages

"Pippin," the Tony-winning revival that transformed Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's musical into a circus theatrical, has pitched its tent at the Hollywood Pantages, and it has been quite a while since this majestic old theater has held so much delicious wonder. The acrobatic choreography has sexily-clad performers whooshing through the air, shimmying up poles and dangling from ropes like Barnum & Bailey burlesque artists. But even more breathtaking is the feat of musical theater reinvention that director Diane Paulus has pulled off with her daredevil ensemble. For those wanting the highs of Cirque du Soleil with the heart and pizzazz of Broadway, this is the show...

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