Gypsy

PLOT SYNOPSIS

Gypsy, one of the jewels of American musical theatre, is based loosely on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee (the famous striptease artist). The show is set amid the worlds of vaudeville and burlesque, and focuses on Rose, whose character has become synonymous with the show business mother driven to make her child a star. In Rose’s case, that would-be star was Rose’s younger daughter, June. But when June leaves the “family act”, Rose turns to daughter Louise to push her into the spotlight. Wanting desperately to make her mother happy, the shy Louise transforms into the glamorous and wildly successful Gypsy Rose Lee. In addition to the Ethel Merman original production in 1959, there have been numerous successful revivals of Gypsy on Broadway including the current 2008 version starring Patti Lu Pone.

 

Musical Highlights

“Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Have a Gimmick,” “Some People,” and “Let Me Entertain You.”

 

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Starring

Shari Lynn As Mama Rose

 

Directed & Choreographed By

John Rampage

 

Musical Direction By

Emmett Yoshioka

 

Book By

Arthur Laurents

 

Music By

Jule Styne

 

Lyrics By

Stephen Sondeim


Show
Schedule

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    March 20 – April 5, 2009

1 Interpreted & Described Performance

2 The "Talk Back" begins after the performance. Discussions are free of charge, and one need not attend that day's performance to participate.