Newtown Resident Stars in Immaculate High School's PIPPIN

Immaculate High School will present “PIPPIN” on Thursday through Saturday, May 2, 3 & 4 at 7pm with a 2pm matinee on Saturday.  The musical features a cast of 48 students in the story of a young man on a quest for the meaning of life. Immaculate’s production of “PIPPIN” is an original concept version of the 1972 musical; it takes place in the mind of Pippin and will feature two Leading Players (instead of one), who serve as his consciences, one a good influencer, one bad. Newtown resident Arthur Michaelsen will star as Lewis.

Immaculate's musical this year promises to be like no other high school production as it will be performed in the round, meaning the stage will be in the middle of the gymnasium and the audience will surround it on all four sides. The Spring Musical is reimagined and directed by Matt Farina and produced by Kathleen Czel.

Tickets go on sale April 13. Premium seating is also available; go to www.immaculatehs.org/pippin to view pricing, order tickets and/or become a sponsor.

The lead performers of “PIPPIN” are:

Leading Player Light:                    Abby Giansiracusa ‘21 of Danbury

Leading Player Dark:                    Nicole Kolitsas ‘21 of  Woodbury

Pippin:                                        Zach Demko ‘19 of Danbury

Catherine:                                  Sarah Almeida ‘20 of Brookfield

Charlemagne:                              Matthew Christe ‘19 of Brookfield

Fastrada:                                     Victoria McFarlin ‘19 of Danbury

Berthe:                                        Gillian “Gigi” Chapleau ‘20 of Danbury

Lewis:                                         Arthur Michaelsen ‘20 of Newtown

Theo:                                          Bart Flaherty ‘19 of New Fairfield

Immaculate High School is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York. Founded in 1962, Immaculate High School allows students to focus on academic excellence, spiritual development, personal commitments and service to others.  Located in Danbury, CT, Immaculate High School is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s parochial school system.


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