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Grapevine High School to present ‘Pippin’ with twists and turns

Alex Lehman practices her acrobatics. The Grapevine High School theater department is putting on “Pippin.”
Alex Lehman practices her acrobatics. The Grapevine High School theater department is putting on “Pippin.” Star-Telegram

Grapevine High School Theater is putting on a production of “Pippin,” the story of a young educated man trying to find his place in the world, or his “Corner of the Sky” as one song suggests.

One of the most exciting elements of this show is the circus training the cast underwent to add a special touch to the play, according to theater teacher Carla Rene Reasoner, who directed the play.

“We have a hoop, two hammock silks and one split silk,” she said.

The entire cast went to Denton to the Twisted Bodies Pilates and Yoga for acro-yoga training. Then, nine students were selected as “tricksters” or acrobats for the show.

The play showcases 30 musical theater performers. The Bob Fosse dance style and the revival circus style of the show are meshed together to create a neoclassic musical theater experience.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Feb. 6 and Feb. 7.

Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367

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