Gypsy, a Broadway Musical Classic at The Footlight Club
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In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors. This gripping drama about suspicion, scandal and the elusiveness of moral certainty stars Karen MacDonald. Learn More
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The Footlight Club always does a great job for a great price - Goldstar makes it even more of a bargain. The cast of Gypsy was great, especially the leads. Not for kids since there is some nudity - to be expected for this show. The songs are...continued
Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest musicals in history, Gypsy is based off of the memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and features music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.
Featuring unforgettable melodies and a rags-to-riches story, the musical has been an audience favorite for over 50 years and considered a high-water mark of the art form from the golden age of musicals.
Set in the dying days of vaudeville, Gypsy follows “Mama” Rose, a relentless stage mother, as she pushes her young daughters Louise and June into life on the itinerant vaudeville circuit, forever trying to break into the big time.
The musical follows the ups and downs of the family¹s struggle and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life as well as the bittersweet results for all involved when stardom finally arrives transforming the gawky Louise into the larger then life Gypsy Rose Lee.
With plenty of seduction and razzle-dazzle, _Gypsy_’s score includes songs such as “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Get a Gimmick,” “Let Me Entertain You,” and “Small World.” Originally presented on Broadway in 1959 where it was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, the show has enjoyed numerous revivals and several filmed versions including the most recent Tony nominated New York revival which featured Patti LuPone as Mama Rose, a role which has attracted a long line of luminaries such as Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly and Bernadette Peters.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Footlight ClubNestled in a residential area near Jamaica Pond, The Footlight Club, America's oldest community theatre, has performed every year since 1877. For over 120 years Footlight Club members have sustained the organization's mission:
To present the best in non-professional theater to a broad-based audience, and to preserve and maintain Eliot Hall as a community resource.