Louise: You really would have been something, Mother.
Mama Rose: Think so?
Louise: If you had had someone to push you like I had.
Mama Rose: If I could’ve been, I would’ve been. And that’s show business.
November 16, 2015
MARGATE, FL: Gypsy has been called “the greatest of all American musicals” (Ben Brantley, The New York Times), “arguably, in thematic terms, the quintessential American musical,” (The Hollywood Reporter), and “Broadway’s own brassy, unlikely answer to King Lear”. (Frank Rich, The New York Times). Stage Door Theatre’s production of Gypsy, directed by the company’s newly appointed artistic director Dan Kelley, and starring 2014 Carbonell Award-winner (Best Actress/Musical) Ann Marie Olson, will open on November 20th, and run through January 3rd.
Loosely based on the 1957 memoir of strip tease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy focuses on the hopes, dreams, and gargantuan efforts of Mama Rose (“one of the few truly complex characters in the American musical….” Clive Barnes, New York Times), whose efforts to get her two daughters into show business makes her the archetypal picture of a ‘stage mother’ – a woman who will stop at nothing to make sure she gets what she wants – entirely disregarding the needs of everyone around her – including those very daughters whose lives she tries to direct and control.
Gypsy features songs that have become standards of musical theatre canon, including “Some People,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Rose’s Turn,” and the show-stopping, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”. Famous for helping launch lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s career, Gypsy’s book by Arthur Laurents is widely considered to be one of the classic examples of a traditional “book musical.”
“Rose is such a coveted, iconic role and I couldn’t be more honored to play her,” says Olson, who arrives at Stage Door directly from her critically acclaimed performance as Sandra Bloom in Slow Burn Theatre Company’s Big Fish.
“I’m so excited to be directing one of my favorite musicals of all time,” says Kelley, “Because of my great affection for this show I took special care in finding the perfect cast to bring Gypsy to life.” Kelley has cast Matthew Korinko as Herbie, and real life sisters Lola and Zoe McClure to play Baby June and Louise.
“Dan Kelley is such a delightful director and knows this famous “book musical” oh so well,” says Olson. “And after doing several shows with Matthew Korinko over the past few years, it will be fun to finally play opposite of him as a couple!”
Gypsy will run from November 20 – January 3 at The Stage Door Theatre.
Tickets for Gypsy are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available. Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at www.stagedoortheatre.com. Group and Subscriber Discounts are available for all Stage Door productions
For more information about Gypsy and/or The Stage Door Theatre, please visit www.stagedoortheatre.com , or contact Derelle Bunn Executive Producer/Artistic Director, at DerelleBunn@yahoo.com / 954-344-7765 or Carol Kassie (email@example.com / 561-445-9244).
November 20, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents
Tickets: $38 – $2
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Stage Door Theatre
8036 W. Sample Road
Margate, FL 33065
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