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The Musical 'Gypsy' Comes to the Strand in Marietta

The 1959 musical contains many songs that became popular standards, including "Small World," “Everything's Coming Up Roses,” "You'll Never Get Away From Me" and "Let Me Entertain You."

The Atlanta Lyric Theatre will close their 32nd season with the legendary American musical Gypsy.

Gypsy will run June 15 through July 1 at the in Marietta. 

The 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Momma Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show-business mother." 

Are you going to see "Gypsy" at the Strand? Have you seen it before?

Gypsy follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show-business life. The musical contains many songs that became popular standards, including "Small World," “Everything's Coming Up Roses,” "You'll Never Get Away From Me" and "Let Me Entertain You."

Gypsy will star local stage actress Ingrid Cole as Rose. Winner of the 2010 Suzi Bass Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Cole has previously appeared at The Lyric in The Pirates of Penzance, The Music Man, Cinderella and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. 

Also starring in Gypsy is Atlanta Lyric Associate Artistic Director Alan Kilpatrick as Herbie. Winner of the 2007 Suzi Bass Award for Featured Actor, Kilpatrick has appeared at The Lyric in The Music Man, Hairspray, The Will Rogers Follies and Anything Goes.  

The cast features Jill Ginsberg (Louise), Alison Brannon Wilhoit (June), Tucker Weinmann (Tulsa), Karen Hebert (Tessie Tura), Marcie Millard (Mazeppa), Kathleen McCook (Electra), Alyssa Payne (Baby June), Emerson Steele (Young Louise), John Schmedes, Caroline Freedlund, Evan Weisman, George Deavours, Elijah Marcano, Allen Hill, Brett Cooper, Priscilla Curtis, Courtney Bowers, Becca Potter, Julia Alcorn, Chris Lewis, Ian Baxter and Aaron Carter.

Gypsy also features the Atlanta Lyric Orchestra conducted by Lyric Artistic Director Brandt Blocker.

Gypsy will be directed by Dustin Lewis and choreographed by Karen Hebert. The creative team also includes Michael Fauss (Music Director), Lee Shiver (Scenic Designer), Lindsey Paris (Costume Designer), Mary Parker (Lighting Designer), Bobby Johnston (Sound Designer), Bradley Bergeron (Video Effects Designer) and George Deavours (Wig Designer).  

For tickets and information call 404-377-9948 or visit AtlantaLyricTheatre.com.

Performance dates and times:

  • June 15, 16, 17: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • June 21, 22, 23, 24: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • June 28, 29, 30 and July 1: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

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Kat Kaye June 01, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Gypsy is the perfect musical.

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