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Gypsy The Musical

The Halifax Playhouse
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May we entertain you?

Come and see the spectacular cast of Gypsy at Halifax Playhouse April 2018.

The show features music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, highlights include “Let Me Entertain You”, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, “Rose’s Turn” and “Some People”.

A show that will leave your spine tingling – do not miss it! – It’s going to be a sell out.

Performances:

Tuesday 3rd April at 7.30pm
Wednesday 4th April at 7.30pm
Thursday 5th April at 7.30pm
Friday 6th April at 7.30pm
Saturday 7th April – Matinee at 2.15pm and Evening Performance at 7.30pm

OPENING NIGHT REVIEW

Gypsy has all the ingredients for a brilliant show: a whole range of musical numbers from the intimate ‘Small World’, the perfectly cringeworthy ‘Let me Entertain You’ and the brash ‘Everything’s Coming up Roses’; it has a great story line, with comic highs and emotional lows; and it has the opportunity for good producers and directors to create a theatrical spectacle……

So Go! Tell your friends. Go twice to experience one of the best nights of theatre you could have!

Read the Full Review..

David Heathcote

Professional Opera, Concert Producer and Manager, Theatre Reviewer

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What’s Gypsy About?

The main focus of the show is the relationship between the two daughters June and Louise and their stereotypical ‘show-business’ mother Rose as they travel around the USA performing their stage show. The show features music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and is very loosely based on the memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee.

 

When did Gypsy first appear?

‘Gypsy: A Musical Fable’ first appeared at The Broadway Theatre on Broadway in 1959 and closed at The Imperial Theatre in 1961 after 702 performances. The original cast included Ethel Merman starred as Rose, Sandra Church as Louise and Jack Klugman as Herbie.

The London Production on the West End in 1973 starred Angela Lansbury and supporting cast featured Bonnie Langford, Zan Charisse, Debbie Bowen and Barrie Ingham. The production closed on March 2, 1974, after 300 performances.

 

The Music of Gypsy

The show starts with one of most well-known songs “Let me Entertain You” sang by Baby June and Louise.

Other songs in Gypsy include:

“Some People” sang by Rose
“Small World” sang by Rose and Herbie
“If Momma was Married” sang by June and Louise
“Everything’s Coming up Roses” sang by Rose
“You Gotta Get a Gimmick” sang by The Gimmick Girls
“Rose’s Turn” sang by Rose

To give you a flavour of the music from Gypsy, we have a video clip of Let Me Entertain You from Jonathan Kent’s award-winning production of the musical Gypsy.

Video Music Clip from Jonathan Kent’s award-winning production of the musical Gypsy

Behind the Scenes & Backstage Secrets

Our Gypsy Cast is busily rehearsing, but we were allowed a sneak peek backstage..

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Gypsy is going to be dazzling spectacular.
Full of fun, laughter and amazing songs you’ll be singing for days.
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