At the goading of the ominous and omnipresent Leading Player, Pippin, the eldest son of King Charlemagne, samples life's pleasures to discover his place in the world and the meaning of his life.
Did You Know?
Several smaller numbers which appear in the original and current versions of the show do not appear in this version. One is entitled "There He Was" and is performed by Catherine when she first finds Pippin. Another is "Prayer for Duck" which Pippin sings over the body of Theo's dying duck, a sequence which is absent from this version. See more
The leading player
And then it happened. Suddenly, shamelessly, and without warning, as it must in all musical comedies, they were struck by... a love song.
Referenced in The Nanny: Pishke Business
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Sung by William Katt
and Leslie Denniston See more