The Scarlet Pimpernel

From the novel by Baroness Orczy | Book & Lyrics by Nan Knighton | Music by Frank Wildhorn

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The Scarlet Pimpernel is a family-friendly comic swashbuckler. Based on Baroness Orczy's classic novel of the same title, the show takes place during the French Revolution. Sir Percy Blakeney, a daring English nobleman, rescues innocents from the Reign of Terror while playing the part of an inane fop at home in order to mask his covert activities. Complicating matters are the relentless Citizen Chauvelin and Percy's own French wife, Marguerite, who he fears he cannot trust.

Song List

The script and song list for Pimpernel were revised heavily between the original Broadway production (known as "SP1", see below), and the subsequent runs on Broadway and national tour (known as "SP2" through "SP4"). The current song list, used in those latter productions and now used in all licensed productions of the show, is as follows. This revised song order is presented on the Encore! Recording of the show.

ACT ONE

"Storybook"

"Madame Guillotine"

"You Are My Home"

Wedding Dance

"Prayer"

"Into The Fire"

The Rescue

"Falcon in the Dive"

"When I Look At You"

"Where's the Girl?"

"You Are My Home" (Reprise)

"The Creation of Man"

Marguerite's Dilemma

"The Riddle"

 

Marguerite and French Ensemble

Chauvelin and Ensemble

Percy and Marguerite

Ensemble

Percy

Percy and The League

Ensemble

Chauvelin

Marguerite

Chauvelin

Marguerite and Armand

Percy and The League

Chauvelin, Marguerite

Chauvelin, Marguerite and Percy

ACT TWO

"The Scarlet Pimpernel"

"They Seek Him Here"

The Gavotte

"She Was There"

"Storybook" (Reprise)

"Where's the Girl?" (Reprise)

"Into the Fire" (Reprise)

"I'll Forget You"

The Duel

"When I Look at You" (Reprise)

"Into the Fire" (Reprise)

Percy, Marguerite and Ball Guests

Percy and Ball Guests

Ensemble

Percy

Marguerite and French Girls

Chauvelin

The League

Marguerite

Percy, Chauvelin and Marguerite

Percy and Marguerite

Ensemble

Below is the song list from the original Broadway production of Pimpernel ("SP1"). This song order is preserved on the Original Broadway Cast Album of the show. Several of these songs were performed only in this production, and the song list was greatly changed in the revised script (see above).

ACT ONE

"Madame Guillotine"

"Believe"

"Vivez!"

"Prayer"

"Into The Fire"

"Falcon in the Dive"

"When I Look At You"

"The Scarlet Pimpernel"

"Where's the Girl?"

"When I Look at You" (Reprise)

"The Creation of Man"

Marguerite's Dilemma

"The Riddle"

Ensemble

Percy, Marguerite and Ensemble

Marguerite, Lady Digby, Lady Llewellyn, Percy and Ensemble

Percy

Percy and The League

Chauvelin

Marguerite

Percy, Marguerite, Marie, Armand, Lady Digby, Lady Llewellyn and Servants

Chauvelin

Percy

Percy, Prince of Wales and The League

Chauvelin and Marguerite

Chauvelin, Marguerite, Percy, and Ensemble

ACT TWO

"They Seek Him Here"

"Only Love"

"She Was There"

"Storybook"

"Where's the Girl?" (Reprise)

"Lullaby"

"You Are My Home"

The Duel

"Believe" (Reprise)

"Into the Fire" (Reprise)

Percy, Prince of Wales, Lady Digby, Lady Llewellyn and Ensemble

Marguerite

Percy

Leontine and French Chorus

Chauvelin

Helene and Chloe

Marguerite, Armand and French Prisoners

Percy and Chauvelin

Percy, Marguerite and Company

Company

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