Pippin - Youth & Teen Production Audition

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. As told by a traveling troupe of actors led by the cunning and charming Leading Player, Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Audition Dates & Time

Virtual submissions open:

February 19th through 26th

Invited callbacks:

Sunday, March 7th 6:30PM


In person callbacks at the Marietta Center for the Arts

133 W. Market St., Marietta, PA 17547

Performance Dates

May 14th - 23rd, 2021


To ensure the safety of patrons, staff, and performers, Susquehanna Stage will adhere to socially distanced seating guidelines, require masks, follow sanitation and safety protocols, and practice contact-tracing, led by our newly appointed Health & Safety Committee. Masks must be worn inside the theatre.

Production Team

Director: Jim Johnson

What to Prepare

Please record yourself singing 16 - 32 bars of a song in the style of the show (selections from the show will be accepted). NO ACCAPELLA.

Please share with us a special skill or talent you may have (juggling, tumbling, fire-eating, magic tricks, etc.)

For CALLBACK be prepared to sing, dance, and read from the script.


Audition Notes

Rehearsal Schedule

Not Available


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. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.


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.


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.


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.


Pippin's conniving stepmother who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal. Uses her appearance to advance her son Lewis to the throne.


Charlemagne and Fastrada’s son. Strong and not bright. Pippin’s halfbrother and after Pippin, heir to the throne.


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's son.

The Players

(Casting 12 -15 Total Ensemble)