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Photo Flash: First Look at Riverdale Rising Stars' GYPSY

Everything's coming up roses as Riverdale Repertory Company and Riverdale Rising Stars join forces to present one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time: GYPSY. This production will be performed for five performances only: Saturday, February 20 at 8pm; Sunday, February 21 at 3pm; Thursday, February 25 at 7:30pm; Saturday, February 27 at 8pm; and Sunday, February 28 at 3pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

"Here she is boys! Here she is, world! Here's Rose!" The mother of all stage mothers comes to life in GYPSY, the legendary Broadway musical inspired by the memoirs of famed burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee. The determined Madame Rose wheedles and charms the world as she pushes her daughters into the vaudeville spotlight. But what price does a mother pay for trying to live out her own dreams through her children?

GYPSY features music by Jule Styne with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The score includes such classic songs as "Let Me Entertain You," "Together, Wherever We Go," "All I Need is the Girl," "You Gotta Get a Gimmick," and, of course, "Everything's Coming Up Roses." The acclaimed libretto is by Arthur Laurents.

Featuring a cast of adults, teens, and children from Riverdale, Upper Manhattan, Yonkers, and beyond, the Riverdale Repertory Company/Rising Stars production of GYPSY is directed by Jordan Bland, with choreography by Juliet Fixel, and music direction by Robert Walton. The design team includes Eric Zoback (Set Design), Jenna Lyons (Scenic painting), David Pentz (Lighting Design) and Denise Eberly (Sound Design).

Riverdale Rising Stars was created to provide the teens of the Riverdale community and beyond a professional repertory company experience. Since its inception in 2000, the organization has expanded its programming to include Rising Stars Jr., Riverdale Repertory Company, and the Riverdale Performing Arts Conservatory (RPAC), an educational program for adults and children. Of greatest importance is the way that all build self-esteem, learn enormous respect for others, develop camaraderie and create lifelong friendships. Together, these award-winning companies provide a world of expression, passion and creativity for all ages.

Performances will be held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY. Advance tickets are $12 (students/seniors) and $20 (adults) and may be purchased by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838.3006 or online at www.riverdaley.org/gypsy. Day-of-show tickets may be purchased at the door prior to showtime for $14 (students and seniors) and $22 (adults). For more information, visit www.RiverdaleRisingStars.com.

Photo Credit: Stacey Natal, Total City Girl

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Photo Flash: First Look at Riverdale Rising Stars' GYPSY
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Photo Flash: First Look at Riverdale Rising Stars' GYPSY
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Photo Flash: First Look at Riverdale Rising Stars' GYPSY
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Photo Flash: First Look at Riverdale Rising Stars' GYPSY
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Photo Flash: First Look at Riverdale Rising Stars' GYPSY
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