A mind-blowing celebration is the only way to describe the delicious production of “Pippin,” running through June 24 at Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. There are a whole passel of magicians responsible for this lively musical – none more magical than director Virginia Drake, who has a sure eye for knowing precisely what the actors should do to provoke waves of wonder and awe from the audience. And there’s the clever, always changing choreography with lots of Fosse hands – sometimes in long, white gloves (or short ones), sometimes in silhouette, sometimes five, 10, 20 of those ever-present Fosse hands. Brett Blankenship doesn’t let her dancing actors stay idle for long. They’re always leaping, floating, twisting, flowing with so many difficult ballet and aerobatic moves that at times it’s difficult not to gasp.
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Meanwhile, the ballet has announced a new artistic leadership team, and John C. Fry, president of Fry’s Electronics, has resigned from the ballet’s board after a tenure of more than seven years. According to Executive Director Stephanie Ziesel, Fry — who declined through a spokesman to be interviewed for this story — has wanted to be less involved in administrative duties, but his firm will continue its financial support. Fry’s Electronics has given more than $20 million to the ballet since March 2004, according to Ziesel, and Fry’s VP Kathryn Kolder will remain a board member.
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