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July 1, 2022 @ 7:30 pm$20 – $38
Vintage Theatre Productions
Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Arthur Laurents
Directed by Bernie Cardell
Musical Direction by Trent Hines
July 1 – July 31, 2022**
Often referred to as America’s greatest musical, Vintage Theatre Productions presents “Gypsy” July 1 through July 31**. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Performances on Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon will be added soon. Vintage Theatre is located at 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. Tickets ranging from $20 – $38 are on sale by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.org.
“Gypsy” is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughter’s success… while secretly yearning for her own. Set across America in the 1920’s when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show features iconic music, two bit hustlers and an unforgettable Mama Rose!
This beloved and award-winning musical includes “May We Entertain You?” “Together, Wherever We Go,” “Rose’s Turn,” and of course, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”
The cast includes Mary Louise Lee (Mama Rose), Camryn Nallah Torres (Louise), Michaela Murray (June), Michael O’Shea (Herbie), Joe Barnard (Tulsa), Jenny Mather (Tessie Tura), Faith Slobahn (Mazeppa), ShaShauna Staton (Electra), Joey Wishnia (Pop), Shannon McCarthy (Uncle Joe) with ensemble members Kyra Archuleta, Antigone Biddle, Adriana Gonzales, Evan McDermott, Antonia Monsolino, Kennedy Russell, Joseph Sanford, Joe Steiner and Ria Tyree.
Gypsy Rose Lee (born Rose Louise Hovick in Seattle in 1911) was and remains a force in American popular culture not because she acted in films (although she did act in films) or because she wrote successful mystery novels (although she did write successful mystery novels). The reason Lee’s influence endures can be attributed to two central elements of her remarkable, all-American life story: first, her 1957 memoir, “Gypsy”, which formed the basis for what more than a few critics laud as the greatest of all American musicals, the 1959 Styne-Sondheim-Laurents masterpiece, “Gypsy”; and second, her career in burlesque, when she became the most famous and perhaps the most singularly likable stripper in the world. – Ben Cosgrove, Life.com
** Please note the date change from June 24 – July 1