Pippin characters:

Leading Player

The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.

Gender: Any

Age: 16+

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: Db3

Dance: Required. Role requires strong sense of physicality and movement. Experience not necessarily required, but dance audition required for this role.


Our story's young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 21

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Dance: Required

Charles (Charlemagne)

Pippin's demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 60

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Dance: Not required


Charlemagne and Fastrada’s son. Strong and not bright. Pippin’s half brother and after Pippin, heir to the throne. Addicted to the physical, Lewis loves weight lifting, Lewis loves wrestling, but most of all, Lewis loves Lewis. Requires good physicality.

Gender: Male

Age: 17-27 yrs old

Vocal range: Spoken

Dance: Not required


Pippin's conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Dance: Not required


Pippin's saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.

Gender: Female

Age: 47 to 67

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: E3

Dance: Not required (but is a plus!)


A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 35

Vocal range top: Db5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

Dance: Not required


Catherine’s son. 

Gender: Male

Age: 7-14

Vocal range: Tenor


Charlemagnes Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players

Dance required for most.

Central Park Players
P.O. Box 564
Grand Haven, MI  49417


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