High school drama CAN be a good thing. At every Springfield public high school, drama students have spent weeks before and after school preparing for their annual fall stage productions. The Parkview High School Performing Arts Department will present Stephen Schwartz's Tony-winning musical “Pippin” Thursday-Saturday Nov.16-18 at 7:00pm and Sunday the 19th at 2:00pm at Parkview High School, 516 W. Meadowmere. Parkview’s artistic team will present on stage their interpretation of the musical’s meaning. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe led by Leading Players, to tell the story of Pippin, a young player on his search for meaning and significance in life. Audiences can expect this show to be heavy on the technical side of theatre. Various audio-visual effects will be used to enhance the story. The multi-level set is designed by Robbie Ashurst, Parkview Theatre graduate/now professional New York designer. A large thirty-four (34) person cast will bring the energetic story to life. The production will be judged during its run for the opportunity to be performed at the Missouri Thespian Conference in St. Louis in February, and at the International Thespian Conference in July. Tickets are $10.00 for Adults, $8.00 for Students/Seniors, $5.00 for Children (under 12). Tickets may be purchased by calling (417) 523-9300 or online at www.phstheatre.org.