A 16-year-old amateur actor recently beat a string of adults to play the lead role of Pippin, a Tony Award-winning musical about a man obsessed with finding the meaning of life. Michael Lin, a student at King George V School, was last seen in the musical rendition of Peter Pan in 2004. Tomorrow night he will play the dark role of Pippin, a university graduate who thinks he is an extraordinary young man. The play is loosely based on the life of Prince Pippin, son and heir of King Charlemagne of the Holy Roman Empire. Lin will be joined by four other youths in the 13-member cast. After auditioning more than 30 people, director Marion McDonald said: 'They all had the right look and energy and really stepped up when they auditioned against adults.' The youngest of these cast members is 11-year-old Josh Davidson of Island School. Pippin won five Tony Awards on Broadway since it first opened in 1972. Its music and lyrics were penned by Stephen Schwartz, the man who wrote scores for Disney movies, such as Pocahontas and Enchanted. The show begins tomorrow at 7.45pm in the outdoor Lok Hing Lane Amphitheatre in Lan Kwai Fong. It will run until Sunday. Tickets are HK$90 and can be bought at all Cafe O locations.