The historic Fulton Theatre in downtown Lancaster launches its 2012/2013 season with Gypsy, often held up by critics as the best book musical written in the 20th century. Gypsy is loosely based on the memoirs of vaudeville and burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee
, with music by Jule Styne
, lyrics Stephen Sondheim
, and a book by Arthur Laurents
. It features some of the best-known and loved musical songs, such as "Everything's Coming up Roses," "Some People," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Rose's Turn." BroadwayWorld has the full production shots below.
This production, directed by Marc Robin
and choreographed by Samantha Hewes
, stars Denise Whelan
as Rose, who returns to the Fulton after recent turns in Sunset Boulevard, Hairspray and Sweeney Todd. In the role of Herbie, Philadelphia audience favorite Greg Wood
returns after last season's God of Carnage. Playing Rose's adult daughters are Kim Carson
as Louise (and Lyndsey Nedrow as Baby Louise) and Lara Hayhurst
(Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray) as June (and Kaitlyn Mueller (Jemima in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Baby June.) The second act's infamous strippers ("You Gotta Get a Gimmick") are Charis Leo (Sunset Boulevard) as Elektra; Chicago stage veteran Iris Lieberman
(42nd Street, Spitfire Grill) as Tessie; and Philadelphia's four-time Barrymore Award winner Mary Martello
in her Fulton debut as Mazzeppa.
The Cast also includes Randall Frizado as Jocko and Mr. Goldstone, Matt Raftery as Tulsa, Cary Ann Miller (Penny in last season's Hairspray) as Agnes, Michael Phillips as Angie, Bill Van Horn as Pop and Cigar, and Chaz Wolcott as Yonkers. Rounding out the ensemble are Kate Cherichello, Sam Hewes, Andrew Kruep, and Theresa Walker.
Musical Director: Aaron McAllister; Set Designer: Tom Ryan; Costume Designer: Beth Dunkelberger; Lighting Designer: Nick Cyr; Sound Designer Jacob Mishler; Props Designer: Katelin Walsko; Stage Manager: Tim Markus.
Single tickets and subscription packages are available through the Fulton Box Office at 717-397-7425 or online at www.thefulton.org.
Photo Credit: Jose Urdaneta
Denise Whelan and Children
Michael Phillips, Lara Hayhurst and Chaz Wolcott
Denise Whelan and Kim Carson
Kate Cherichello, Cary Michelle Miller, Samantha Hewes and Theresa Walker
Kim Carson and Denise Whelan
Kim Carson, Denise Whelan and Greg Wood
Kim Carson and Lara Hayhurst