Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Choreography by Chase Brock
Directed by Eric Rosen


Kansas City Repertory Theatre


“Another way the Rep is modernizing its Pippin is in the dance. Brought in from New York is 29-year-old Chase Brock, whose visceral and youthful choreography can currently be seen in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway. Director Eric Rosen says Pippin has been one of the hardest shows he’s ever cast, as he needed actors who could both sing and play instruments, and dance Brock’s dances, which he describes as “a mosh pit at a performance art event.”

– Show Showdown


“With Bob Fosse’s original choreography and staging stripped away and much of Stephen Schwartz’s catchy, groovy score reset to an accelerated punk tempo, this is a revival in the truest and best sense of the word: it’s a rejuvenation. Theatre, by its nature, is an act of creation with every performance, but there is something differently invigorating about watching a possibly passé piece be given new life. Chase Brock’s choreography was – and this is extremely high praise – out of the ordinary. One of the joys of each dance break was in not knowing what to expect.”

– Kansas City Metropolis


“But director Eric Rosen wanted to update it for a new time. Rosen changed the 1970s pop music to more modern rock with a punk feel. He partnered with choreographer Chase Brock (who worked on Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) to revamp the movement and dance. The result is a fast-paced, energetic, grungy story of self-discovery. The set and choreography are well-matched. Both have an industrial punk feel, with an underlying atmosphere of sex and violence (the sex comes to the front in several numbers). In short, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre opens its new season with a punch.”

– Camp Kansas City