By Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, Arthur Laurents
Directed by Karl Reinhardt
Ferocious stage mother Mama Rose lives to see her daughter June succeed on Broadway by way of vaudeville. When June marries and leaves, Rose turns her hope and attention to her elder, less obviously talented, daughter Louise. However, having her headlining as a stripper at Minsky's Burlesque is not what she initially has in mind. This is the story of how a no-talented Louise Hovick rises from behind her little sister's shadow to become the 1930's burlesque queen, Gypsy Rose Lee. While the title suggest that this musical is about the famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, it is really about her hard-driven, determined stage mother, Mama Rose. In the beginning, Rose concentrates on her talented younger daughter, June, leaving older, less talented Louise in the cold. When June tires of being cute and runs away, Rose turns to Louise instead. Louise eventually does become "Gypsy", and Rose is left by herself, her aspirations for her kids realized, but her own show-business aspirations still unrealized. Based on the memoirs of famed burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee and made into the 1962 film starring Natalie Wood and Rosalind Russell, this production features the classic Broadway hits "Some People," "All I Need Is The Girl," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," and "Let Me Entertain You." Some content may not be suitable for very young children.
Produced by Lodi High School at 1100 Sauk St , Lodi, WI
Performances: Friday and Saturday April 21st and 22nd, 2006, at 7pm
Ticket Prices $4 Student/Seniors, $6 General Adult ("Student" is HS-aged or younger)
Call 608-592-3853 X4466 for reservations or more information.