The critically acclaimed American musical Gypsy is being performed by Connecticut Theatre Company at the historic Repertory Theatre in New Britain. Gypsy: A Musical Fable, is loosely based on real life events surrounding Burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee and her larger than life mother, Rose. Join Rose, June and Louise (Gypsy) as they travel across the United States during the 1920′s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include popular hits such as: 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. This fantastic musical highlights one of the most frightening aspects of show business.
The show stars 19 local actors and actresses from Central Connecticut, including Susan Smith Thom (Rose), Kristen Norris (Louise), Peter Bailey (Herbie) and Becky Sawicki (June). Director Duane Campbell states, “This is one of the greatest American musicals, and I am so proud of the hard work and dedication the cast has shown to the material. This is definitely a show not to be missed!”
The musical runs the next two weekends March 13th – March 22nd at The Repertory Theatre in New Britain (23 Norden Street). Tickets are general admission and are $25.00 for adults and $23.00 for seniors. Shows are Friday and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.connecticuttheatrecompany.org or bought at the door the night of the performance.