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Gypsy (Gallery Players)

Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Ambitious, Funny
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Critics
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2 reviews
Members
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14 reviews
 

The Gallery Players present Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne’s classic musical about backstage mama Rose and her daughter Louise, who triumphantly emerges from her mother's shadow to become a star.

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The critically acclaimed story of the family of Gypsy Rose Lee, based on her 1957 memoir. Mama Rose pushes her two young daughters into performing on the vaudeville circuit. Simultaneously, she pushes everyone who loves her away. Eventually, the only gig her older daughter Louise can get is at a burlesque house, but she takes to it, transforming herself into Gypsy Rose Lee. Featuring the standards "Some People," "Let Me Entertain You," "If Momma Was Married," "Everything’s Coming Up Roses," and "You Gotta Get A Gimmick."

 

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Reviews (16)

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88
Avg Score

90
BlogCritics.org

"The production boasts a highly talented cast and creative team and, equally important, a big collective heart...Harborth’s nuanced direction works tightly with Mittelhauser’s colorful sets and by-turns bubbly and sensitive choreography...Wickham’s sharp musical direction helps to get the most from the cast. The Gallery Players have gone all-out to give one of Broadway’s great musicals a staging just about as spectacular as one could hope for in a small theater." Full Review

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Applause! Applause!

"The production of 'Gypsy' at The Gallery Players is huge. It contains 31 actors, all of whom are excellent in their respective roles. Rose tried mounting many shows to make her daughters stars but the depression and the talkies were ruining vaudeville. Gypsy Rose Lee eventually ends up in a burlesque house appropriately called The Bottom. Whether you have seen a production of 'Gypsy' or not, I guarantee you will enjoy this show, which received a standing ovation from the sold-out audience." Full Review

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Ambitious, Overrated, Slow, Long, Terrible wigs

See it if You want to see "Gypsy" on stage - the acting is decent, even if the wigs are so appalling as to be distracting

Don't see it if You don't have the patience for a show that slogs along for over 3 hours. Half an hour could have been cut very comfortably. Music is meh.

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Ambitious, Entertaining, Good acting, Good singing

See it if Solid, serviable production of B'way musical classic. Large, ambitious staging by Gallery standards. All three leads admirable

Don't see it if Demand great singers (not mic'd) & dancers. Unwilling to travel to Park Slope for high toned indie theatre

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you love musical theater. This is one of the best works by Gallery. Louise is a star in the making The young actors perform with uncanny sta

Don't see it if you cannot re-adjust to the classic 3 hour performances of yore Note: back to the + ..The youngsters perform as born for the stage.

Also Gallery Players has gone the max. route for entertaining theater. Sets... Read more Read less

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Ambitious, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you've never seen Gypsy and are looking for a taste of this classic show.

Don't see it if you've previously seen a high-quality version of this show. This one likely won't compare. The singing is lackluster.

Also When you walk into the theatre, it certainly has a local theatre vibe.... Read more Read less

89
Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you love classic musicals & showtunes

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

88
Absorbing, Ambitious, Resonant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Classic great writing. Sondheim lyrics. Great songs. Epic story. Intimate, yet huge production.

Don't see it if Just see it. It's GYPSY! ;)

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if An excellent production of a classic musical. It

Don't see it if Old fashion musicals

95
Funny, Delightful, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if It's just a good story and great music.

Don't see it if You're a child.

85
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy classic musicals with a bit of a showgirl flair

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with burlesque or don't care for Golden Age musicals

90
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging

See it if it was an amazing show

Don't see it if everyone won't hate it

96
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you like vaudeville shows.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a stripper.

100
Great acting, Must see, Raunchy, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Classic show biz tale.

Don't see it if No reason.

51
Banal

See it if Lacked heart

Don't see it if You know who Gypsy was or know of her relationship with her mother.

96
Delightful, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want 2 1/2 hrs of escape and with a fun show. Broadway quality talent and off Broadway prices. Discover some hidden gems.

Don't see it if You think the great old shows are tired and you can't find the beauty in Sondheim's lyrics and Styne's music.