Gypsy

Title

Gypsy

Files

Streaming Media

Playwright

Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents

Performance Dates

April 26-29, May 3-5, 2012

Creative Team

Directed by................................David Caldwell

Musical Direction by..................Lori Kay Harvey

Choreography by.......................Stella Hiatt-Kane

Scenic Design by......................Corinne Porter

Costume Design by...................Rebecca White

Lighting Design by.....................Dana White

Sound Design by.......................Natalie Moran

Stage Managed by....................Abbey Bay

Conducted by............................Dennis Davenport

Synopsis

Speculated by many (including NY Times critic Ben Brantley) to be the greatest of all American musicals, Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business.Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, entitled Gypsy: Memoirs of America’s Most Celebrated Stripper. The memoir and the musical focus on the story of Gypsy Rose Lee’s mother, Rose, and earned Rose a place in the theatrical and literary canon as the quintessential, archetypal “Stage Mother.” The musical features songs that have become standards of the musical theatre canon, including “Some People,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Rose’s Turn,” and the show-stopping, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”. Gypsy is famous for helping launch lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s career, and features a book by Arthur Laurents that is widely considered to be one of the classic examples of a traditional “book musical.” At the heart of the musical is the gregarious Rose, whose journey made critic Frank Rich call Gypsy, “Broadway’s own brassy, unlikely answer to King Lear.”

https://stageagent.com/shows/musical/1347/gypsy

Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

College Theater, Otterbein University Theatre, Musical Theatre, Drama

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