Pippin Cast Announced - Show Runs June 28, 29, 30 and July 3, 5, 6
Curtains Up Pagosa! is proud to announce a fantastic cast of actors selected for their upcoming production of Pippin. The leading roles and supporting players will be played by some of Pagosa’s most talented and experienced actors, promising performances sure to please Pagosa audiences.
The role of Pippin will be played by veteran actor, Jarret Heber, who has brought his beautiful tenor voice and acting skills to CUP productions of Annie, Forever Plaid-Plaid Tidings, HollyDaze, and Cinderella. Jarret, a graduate of Pagosa Springs High School, demonstrated his comedic talent last fall in a leading role in Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts production of Office Space.
The role of Lead Player will be played by Robert Neel, a CUP scholarship student majoring in musical theater at Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, NM. Robert is remembered by many for his beautiful voice and his numerous leading roles in Curtains Up Pagosa! productions such as Into the Woods, The Beat Goes On, Forever Plaid-Plaid Tidings, Annie, and Cinderella,and high school performances of West Side Story and High School Musical. Perhaps his most memorable role was his dramatic portrayal of Javier in PSHS 2011 production of Les Miserables.
HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCTION OF LITTLE MERMAID STARTS APRIL 30TH!
Now we can discuss why I'm really writing this article: Curtains Up Pagosa. I moved to Pagosa Springs at 16. I had had very little theater experience before moving to Colorado, but I was sure that it was what I wanted to do. I knew I had the potential to be good at it. I just hadn't had the chance to do it. I had no idea that Into the Woods would be so much fun. I also had no idea that the work I would put in to every Music Boosters (oops! I mean Curtains Up Pagosa) production since would be some of the most rewarding work I would do in my three years in Colorado. I realized that theater is my blood, my life. It's what makes me the most happy, and without it, I would be eternally bored. It makes sense to me like nothing else does. Life is hella confusing. Theater is not. These are the things that Music Boosters taught me. Dale's example taught me how to be friendly and patient with my coworkers, and also taught me how to keep smiling at people who drive me up-the-wall crazy. These lessons I took with me to college.