The award-winning musical PIPPIN to be presented live by NWSA college music theater students

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The New World School of the Arts college music theater students take to the stage outdoors with the award-winning musical PIPPIN, music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson. This concert, performed by 19 NWSA junior and senior college music theater students is directed by faculty member James Randolph with music direction by faculty member, Jeff Hess.

PIPPIN live performance:
Friday, March 5 at 7 PM
North Beach Bandshell. 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141
Free and open to the public
Capacity is limited and admission is subject to first come, first served
Covid-19 CDC guidelines will be observed at the venue

PIPPIN will also be streamed on ShowTx4U for a limited time:
Livestream dates will be announced soon at

"We are going to do Pippin as an outdoor live event socially distanced and we’ve been working on the roof of the parking garage to simulate those performance conditions," explained Jim Randolph. "Theaters in South Florida and across the country are availing themselves of outside theater. It is an old and well-known mode of performing live theater which I have done myself a number of times with professional companies including Shakespeare. Knowing that theater can somehow be produced live, even through the crisis of a pandemic, is a great gift and we all cherish this opportunity. It’s also good training for the students in our BFA program. It’s actually a rite of passage to perform live theater outdoors, which allows the students an added layer of training."

A timeless story of personal discovery, PIPPIN is the story of a young prince on a journey towards fulfillment. A troupe of players lead him through a series of incredible adventures as he tries all things that life has to offer - the good, the bad and the ugly.

PIPPIN is presented through special arrangements with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI.

About NWSA: A Florida center of excellence in the visual and performing arts, NWSA provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development through a curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida. With programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art, Dance, Music and Theater, NWSA offers four-year BFA and BM college degrees, as well as the high school diploma. Through its rigorous curriculum and conservatory-style teaching NWSA empowers its students to become leaders in the arts. New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.

About NWSA’s Theater program: The New World School of the Arts theater program is dedicated to the professional training of talented and committed students interested in pursuing a performing career in theater and music theater, offering students an opportunity to work in a hands-on intensive, physically demanding, artistically challenging and exciting environment. Guided by faculty who are professional actors, directors, playwrights and designers, the curriculum is a progressive journey toward the ownership of a personal technique and a comprehensive methodology of working. The faculty guides the student through the discovery and exploration of self, the learning of diverse techniques used in our craft, intensive rehearsal process, and finally the application of this knowledge into dramatic forms and styles in productions. The NWSA College BFA program culminates each year with showcases in Miami and in New York City. Information about the NWSA Theater program is available by calling 305-237-3541, by visiting or by calling the main office at 305-237-3135.