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As if that weren’t enough, Blankenship has stepped in temporarily for one of the actors and proves she’s a capable singer and dancer herself. There’s so much to admire (and so little to find fault with) in this production, and the opening night audience was hooting, hollering and definitely appreciative of it all inexpensive ballet slippers. Of course, “Pippin” comes with admirable credentials: The familiar music (“Time to Start Living,” “Simple Joys” and “Spread a Little Sunshine”) was written by Stephen Schwartz in 1972, and the inimitable Bob Fosse directed the original Broadway production..
Ben Vereen played the Leading Player (and won a Tony Award), but in Los Altos Stage Company’s version, the incredible Deborah Rosengaus makes that role her own. She is the whole package: A tall, dynamic, zesty woman with superlative skills in, oh….let’s see: magic, vocal interpretation, dance – and, naturally, acting. Rosengaus simply steals focus whenever she’s on stage – which is often inexpensive ballet slippers. Sometimes the diminutive Dominic Dagdagan, as Pippin, seems somewhat overpowered. But the short-tall combination works beautifully, so that Dagdagan appears earnest and naive, which contrasts perfectly with Rosengaus’ devious and calculating nature..
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