University Musical Society get set to stage Pippin

NUI Galway students, members of Galway University Musical Society (GUMS), gearing up for their production of ‘Pippin – The Musical’ at the Black Box Theatre from February 5-7.
NUI Galway students, members of Galway University Musical Society (GUMS), gearing up for their production of ‘Pippin – The Musical’ at the Black Box Theatre from February 5-7.

Galway University Musical Society will stage Pippin the Musical at the city’s Black Box Theatre from Tuesday to Saturday, February 5-9 at 8pm. It’s the Society’s 19th annual show.

Pippin was first staged 1972 with the music and lyrics written by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. It tells the story of Pippin, a young prince on a search for meaning and significance in life. Tthe story unfolds courtesy of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player.

Cian Elwood, Auditor of Galway University Musical Society (GUMS) describes Pippin as “an amazing theatrical experience from the moment the audience sits down, to the finale”.

GUMS is an amateur society run by students who have a passion for musicals. Their productions have been nominated for numerous awards by the Associations of Musical Societies (AIMS). They were most recently nominated in 2017 for best choreography.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.

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