Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Arthur Laurents

Artistic Director/Musical Director: Andrew Abrams, Director: Stephen Nachamie, Choreographer: W. Earle Smith

Capital City Theatre, Madison's own professional regional theatre company, presents the classic Broadway musical, Gypsy.

Gypsy is 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. Songs include: "Everthing's Coming up Roses," "Let me Entertain You," and "Some People."

This staged/choreographed concert production stars Broadway's Michele Ragusa as Mama Rose and Madison's own Liz Griffith as Louise with special guest director Stephen Nachamie.

Produced by Capital City Theatre in cooperation with the Madison Ballet at the Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: June 17-18, 2016

Performance Times:
Friday, June 17 at 7:30pm and Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 and 7:30pm.

Ticket Prices: $25-$45

Call TBA for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Capital City Theatre is excited to announce auditions for our June production of GYPSY, to be held February 12 in Chicago and February 13 and 14 in Madison, WI. Please visit for more information about the Chicago auditions.

This show is a staged/choreographed concert style production with only 2 weeks of rehearsal. It will be performed in the Capitol Theater at Overture Center.

AUDITION DATES: Feb 13, 10:00 am -2:30 pm; Feb 14, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
LOCATION: Madison Ballet Rehearsal Studios, 160 Westgate Mall, Ste 1, Madison

You must reserve an audition time slot in order to be seen. Visit for more information.

ADULTS: Prepare 32-bars (or 1 minute) of a traditional /golden-age musical theater song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided; Please bring double-sided sheet music in a 3-ring binder, and a headshot & resume stapled together.

CHILDREN: Prepare a short song of any style (preferably traditional but not required.) Those interested may also sing a cappella, prepare a special trick or skill or tell a funny joke.

Many parts for child dancer/singers, aged 8-14 (including two principal roles) and a few ensemble roles for young dancer/singers, 16-25!

DANCERS: Come prepared for a dance audition.
NON-DANCERS should bring comfortable clothing and shoes and be prepared to move.

First rehearsal is June 6, 2016; Performances June 17 & 18 (2 shows on the 18th).