Theater 29′s upcoming musical production, “Gypsy,” is the story about the ultimate stage mother. “Gypsy”, which opens March 8 for a five-week run, is based on the memoirs of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and follows the story of Mama Rose, a determined stage mother trying to make her two young daughters famous during the 1920s, the era of vaudeville and burlesque. “Gypsy” has been called “The greatest American musical” by numerous critics and writers.
The classic Broadway musical, directed by Gary Daigneault with musical direction by Ed Will and Choreography by Mandi Pushkar, features Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics including the hits “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “You’ll Never Get Away from Me,” “If Momma Was Married,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Get A Gimmick” and “Together Wherever We Go.”
The show has some mature themes and is not recommended for children under 12. “Gypsy” will run for twelve performances over five weekends from March 8, though April 6. Performances are at 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Two Sunday Matinées will be offered at 2:30 pm on March 17, and 24. Tickets for “Gypsy” are $8 to $12 and are available online or by calling the Theater 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151.
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