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Dean College Presents March Theatre and Dance Performances

The School of the Arts and the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College will perform a number of productions in March, including Pippin and the “Choreographers’ Concert.”
The Dean College production of “Pippin” will take place from March 22-26, 2023. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
Studded with pop-style musical gems, Pippin is an allegory of a young prince in search of himself. Longing to find passion, adventure, or anything else that will make him feel extraordinary, Prince Pippin goes to war to prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles. The prince falls in love with Catherine, a widow with a young son, and struggles to decide whether he should settle down and pursue a peaceful life or continue to make magic with a dazzling troupe of performers. Pippin is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
The Dean College production of “Choreographers’ Concert” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2023. Student choreographers will have selected works showcased and adjudicated by renowned industry professionals in this two-night opportunity. You will have the chance to see the creative talents of emerging student choreographers in a full production setting. Friday evening’s presentation will feature live commentary from the guest artists following each work, while the program will be reprised as a regular concert on Saturday evening.
Both productions will take place in the Main Stage in the Dr. Paula M. Rooney Student Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin.
Dean College welcomes children and families to all of our performances, provided patrons have complied with all safety guidelines. However, infants and children under 2 years of age are not allowed in the theatre, and children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All patrons must have their own ticketed seats; lap sitting is not permitted.
To learn more about the show and to purchase tickets, visit