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. More…
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."
"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
"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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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