Already closed | 2h 25m | Staten Island

Gypsy

From 96 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

About the show

Staten Island's Harbor Lights Theater Company presents the all-time classic, 'Gypsy,' about "backstage mother" Mama Rose and her daughter Louise, who triumphantly emerges from Rose’s shadow to become a star. More…

Described by The New York Times as America's greatest musical, this is the critically-acclaimed story of Gypsy Rose Lee, based on her 1957 memoir. In it, her aggressive stage mother Mama Rose pushes her two young daughters into the entertainment industry, with little success. The only offer for older daughter Louise is at a burlesque house, and she takes to it, transforming herself into the popular Gypsy Rose. As Louise gains notoriety, she grows tired of her mother's influence. Starring TONY nominee Sally Mayes, this Sondheim classic features all the standards and takes audiences through the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born.

2h 25m | Already closed | St. George Theatre (Staten Island)

Member Reviews (96)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Delightful
91
Avg Score

94
Entertaining

See it if Based on True Story

Don't see it if You Don't like 20's -40's period Productions.

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Riveting

See it if You like musicals with great performance

Don't see it if You don't care about musicals

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like good theatre

Don't see it if you don't like good theatre

100
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if You love traditional musicals.

Don't see it if You are on a time frame. The show without intermission is a two hour show.

99
Resonant, Must see, Masterful, Delightful

See it if Just see it, It's amazing

Don't see it if you don't like theatre and hate the world

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Epic, Riveting, Must see

See it if You love classic musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

95
Must see, Masterful, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great writing

See it if You want to have a great time.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor.

76
Great staging, Great singing, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if You are in London and you have hankering for a classic!

Don't see it if You hate musicals. Lol

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting, Must see

See it if ...you can.

Don't see it if ...? See it.

100
Funny, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You love a good story

Don't see it if you don't like theater

73
Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Dated, Banal

See it if You enjoy vintage customing, variety shows and burlesque

Don't see it if You are offended by strippers

89
Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You love Imelda Staunton. She's the best Mama Rose since Bernadette!

Don't see it if You're a musical purist. Certain interpretative liberties are taken with the melodies. Actors sacrifice notes for the performance's sake.

100
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Not my favorite show but enjoyed it very much!!

Don't see it if no reason not to

90
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you like classics done well.

Don't see it if you dislike classic musicals.

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You love Patti Lupone, and want to see her in a truly iconic role.

Don't see it if You prefer modern Broadway music - it is an older show, but still excellent.

94
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Original, Great staging

See it if you love musicals

Don't see it if you don't care for classics

95
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Delightful

See it if you love great music and classic musical theater.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing children perform.

89
Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Riveting

See it if You like a good solo

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Ambitious, Profound, Quirky

See it if You like lots of song, dance and dysfunction!

Don't see it if You don't like brassy broads!

88
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You love the original You love Imelda Staunton

Don't see it if You hate musical theatre

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Masterful, Riveting, Delightful

See it if You have a special place in your heart (as I do) for this musical. I'm usually on the edge of my seat by the 6th bar of the overture!

Don't see it if You aren't into musical classics. This play is clever and a bit raunchy, but not incredibly modern. Only go if you can appreciate it!


August 11th, 2015
"Though the production gets off to a slow start, the show finds its footing in the middle of the first act...The creative team needs to work out a few mic and sound issues, including sets that become thunderous distractions as they're rolled offstage. But despite the kinks, the answer to Baby Jun...
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