Renaissance Festival

Travel back to a time when lords ruled and peasants pleased, all in the language and costumes of Shakespeare, at CSM’s seventh annual Renaissance Festival!

CSM’s festivities will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2018, from 10 - 4 p.m., on the Fine Arts lawn. Come back Sunday, May 5, from 11 - 4 p.m., for more festival fun.

Festival activities will take place in two locations. In the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater, the CSM Theater Company will present the spring Main Stage production of Pippin. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for military, seniors, and youth. All other activities, musical performances, face-painting, games, mock combat demonstrations, etc., will be on the lawn in front of the FA building. Activities are either free or priced by the vendor.

Event Schedule

Book by Roger O. Hirson, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Originally produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow
Directed on the Broadway stage by Bob Fosse
2013 Broadway revival directed by Diane Paulus
Theo Ending Originally Conceived in 1998 by Mitch Sebastian

Thursday, April 25 | 7:30 p.m. La Plata Campus
Friday, April 26 | 8 p.m. La Plata Campus
Saturday, April 27 | 8 p.m. La Plata Campus
Friday, May 3 | 7 p.m. La Plata Campus
Saturday, May 4 | 2 p.m. La Plata Campus (Renaissance Festival)
Sunday, May 5 | 2 p.m. La Plata Campus (Renaissance Festival)

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

Pippin is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Purchase tickets here.

Other Festival Activities

Free admission; fees for food, purchases and games, priced by vendor
La Plata Campus, FA Lawn

Saturday, May 4, 2018 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 2018 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.