Video: The 'Pippin' Personalities: 5 Questions with Stephen Schwartz

Last week, we launched “The Pippin Personalities,” a fun video series where we posed several personality questions to the cast and creative team behind the national touring production of Pippin The Musical, which launched in Denver on Sept. 6, 2014.

But then on Sunday, composer Stephen Schwartz flew to Denver for one day to check in and work with the cast in advance of the official opening tomorrow night (Sept. 10). We had to take the opportunity to pose the same questions to him.

Our favorite piece of advice from the composer of Pippin, Wicked, Godspell and more: “Follow you bliss … but not to the point where it kills you.” 

Here is a link to our in-depth, written interview with Stephen Schwartz

The ‘Pippin’ Personalities video series:
Video 1: What makes YOU extraordinary?
Video 2: If you could run off with the circus …
Video 3: What was the first big show you saw?
Video 4: What has ‘Pippin’ taught you about yourself?
Video 5: First impressions of Denver
Video 6: Stephen Schwartz takes the quiz

Our guests include Director Diane Paulus, Sasha Allen (Leading Player), Matthew James Thomas (Pippin), John Rubinstein (Charles), Lucie Arnaz (Berthe), Circus Creator Gypsy Snider and Choreographer Chet Walker. 

Videos by John Moore and David Lenk for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

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Sept 6-20, 2014 • Buell Theatre
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‘The Pippin Profiles’ interview series:  

Our previous Pippin coverage on MyDenverCenter.Org:

Video series: The ‘Pippin’ Personalities: Five questions with creatives
‘Pippin’ meets Denver: Media Day photos

Broadway’s Matthew James Thomas to play Pippin in Denver
Hello, Denver! ‘Pippin’ cast and crew arrive

Photos: Pippin loading in Denver, rehearsing in New York

My three Pippins gather at Sardi’s to honor John Rubinstein
Photos: Exclusive look at first ‘Pippin’ rehearsal
Lucie Arnaz joins Denver-bound ‘Pippin’ as Berthe

From Pippin to Pappa: Denver tour launch will feature John Rubinstein
2014-15 season: ‘Pippin,’ ‘Kinky Boots’ are Denver-bound!