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WHAT TO WEAR TO AN AUDITION FOR PIPPIN THE MUSICAL

 

A friend shared this poem on Facebook earlier this week… It instantly reminded me of the Broadway Musical Pippin.

“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.”

– William Martin

The National Tour of Pippin auditioned in NYC this February. However, rehearsals don't start until July, so it's likely that they'll have another audition before then.  I thought it'd be great to use Pippin for our What to Wear Wednesday segment this week. If you'd like to know what they were looking for at the audition, here's the breakdown for both the ECC (Equity Chorus Call) and the EPA (Equity Principal Audition).

Molly Tynes Broadway PippinMy good friend Molly Tynes is in the most current production and I was lucky enough to see her rock the Broadway stage in NYC right after it opened. I got rush tickets 2nd row!

Pippin is a show that can be taken in 100's of directions. (When I was in college, we went with a 50's glam theme.) So, we'll focus on the most current Broadway rendition. I started with a google image search for Pippin Broadway Revival. And, these are the 3 best photos I found. As you can see, the colors in this show are super vibrant, and the costumes, while crazy and circus like, definitely show off the figures of the performers. This show is filled with fosse style dancing and crazy circus tricks, so form fitting clothing is a must!

Pippin on Broadway

The circus theme they have taken is really strong, so this would be a perfect example of something a female ensemble member could wear…

Pippin Circus Costume

JUST KIDDING!!!!! DO NOT EVER WEAR SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO AN AUDITION!

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Keeping in mind the tips I outlined in this earlier post, here are my real suggestions…

WHAT TO WEAR TO AN AUDITION FOR THE ENSEMBLE OF PIPPIN

Women –

What to wear to an audition for pippin the musical

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Men –

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What did Pippin Cast Member Molly Tynes wear to her initial Pippin Audition?

Molly Tynes backstage preparing to go on as Fastrada.

Molly Tynes backstage preparing to go on as Fastrada.

Because Molly Tynes auditioned for the Broadway revival of Pippin before it was actually on Broadway, she had only the original production to go off of. So, she wore all black and fishnets… playing off the fact that the show was going to be incorporating a lot of the original Fosse choreography. However, when I asked her what she would wear if she were going to an audition for Pippin on Broadway knowing what she knows now she said she would probably wear fishnets and a bright, tight top. : )

I was also thinking that it might be a good idea to wear all black if you would like to be considered for The Leading Player, to subliminally suggest that you are right for this all black wearing part. And, Tynes is currently one of the understudies for The Leading Player so… maybe her initial audition outfit worked in her favor!

I'll leave you with a video montage of the show! Enjoy.

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