Theater Works presents GYPSY 9/8-24!

Theater Works presents GYPSY 9/8-24!Director Rusty Ferracane says of Gypsy: "it really is the perfect musical!" Gypsy takes us back to the 1920's and 30's, a pivotal time for performing arts in America, when the vaudeville circuit was dying and audience tastes were changing. Gypsy brings the memoirs of entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee to life through the book by Arthur Laurents (West Side Story), music by Jule Styne (Peter Pan), and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd). Considered by many to be one of Broadway's all-time triumphs, Gypsy tells the story of ambitious showbiz mother Rose, who travels across the country with her daughters June and Louise, in search of success with their homespun vaudeville act. As times change, Rose is forced to accept the demise of vaudeville and the rise of burlesque, as well as her daughters' desires for autonomy.

  • Gypsy features many of the most adored songs in the entire musical theatre canon, songs that launched Sondheim's career in musical theater: "Some People," "Let Me Entertain You," "Together (Wherever We Go)," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," and "Rose's Turn". You will leave the theater singing, this much is certain.

  • Kelli James, who plays Rose in theater Works' production of Gypsy (appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity) brings an irresistible fury to "Mama Rose"! Kelli James started her career as "Eponine" in the Original Broadway production of Les Miserables and was recently nominated for Best Director/Youth Musical ariZoni Award for her recent YouthWorks production of Les Mis. We couldn't be more proud of her as a director and as a performer; as Rose she'll give you goosebumps and knock your socks off! She has also announced that this will be her final starring role on stage as she focuses on teaching the stars of tomorrow!

  • Gypsy will be presented in the Gyder Theater at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts: 10580 N. 83rd Drive, Peoria, AZ 85345. Performance dates are September 8th- 24th, 2017. Show times are 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday nights (September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23), Sundays at 2pm (September 10, 17, & 24), two Saturday matinees at 3pm (September 16 & 23), and one Wednesday matinee at 2pm on September 13th.

  • Single tickets are $38; discounts available for seniors, students, and groups.

  • Season tickets (until Sept. 8th) and Flex passes are available for the 2017-18 Season. To purchase tickets or find out more about Theater Works productions, contact the Box Office at (623) 815-7930 or visit www.theaterworks.org.

Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY INC.

Theater Works at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts is celebrating its 32ndseason of providing exceptional theater to the West Valley. Theater Works is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for children, patrons and artists to experience theater that inspires, enriches and enlightens through the experience of the performing arts. Theater Works acts as The Managing tenant for the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts which features more than 200 events a year including: live theater, classical concerts, jazz, popular music, dance, comedy, cultural events, festivals, youth and adult education classes and much more. For more information, call 623.815.7930 or visit www.theaterworks.org.

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