FALL 2019

Broken Leg Productions is thrilled to open up our registrations for our fall 2019 high school production of PIPPIN! Younger studnets- worry not, we will be back soon with more Middle School programming and additional BLP workshops and activities!


High School Musical Production: ‘PIPPIN’

There’s magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in Stephen Schwartz’s iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece. BLP is so excited to explore this title with it’s layered and relatable themes of belonging and what connects us to each other and what drives us to go on. 

Our high school intensive will meet once a week and teach the theatrical process through production. This program will culminate in a production of the exciting and mystical musical comedy ‘PIPPIN;’. This program will be open to students currently in grades 8-12 as of September ‘19. 

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day. A fun BLP tidbit- BLP was almost part of our first summer, so we have been waiting for the right moment to bring it to our stage and that moment is NOW! 

  • Auditions will be September 24th with callbacks on September 26th
  • This production will meet each Tuesday and select Thursdays from 6:00p-9:00p beginning October 1 (See ‘PIPPIN’ REHEARSAL CALENDAR for specifics on dates)
  • Mandatory Tech week dates are January 17th, January 19th – 23rd
  • Performance dates are January 24th and January 25th
  • (Alternate snow dates for performance February 7th and 8th)
  • Rehearsals and auditions will be held at Melrose’s First United Methodist Church at 645 Main St in Melrose, we will perform at the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church

Tuition: $350

  • Please note that while we remain committed to giving all interested students access to our programs, scholarships are limited to families with financial need.

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Only 22 slots remain!



At BLP we are committed to inclusivity and are happy to consider any gender for any role in this production. All of the cast will find themselves in exceptional character opportunities worthy of exploration.

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.

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.

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.

Lewis- Pippin’s half-brother. An idiot.

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. 

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.

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.

Theo- Catherine’s son. Bratty but lovable

Ensemble- The ensemble of Pippin is a thrilling opportunity. They are all players in the troupe and take on many different roles during the course of the show from Charlemagne’s Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, to Berthe’s follies, Catherine’s staff, etc. It is an active and involved ensemble

Full synopsis available at mtishows.com