Suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Original production by David Merrick & Leland Hayward
Entire production originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Presented by Luckiest Productions and One Eyed Man Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co
Director Richard Carroll
Musical Director Joe Accaria
Choreographer Cameron Mitchell
Designer Alicia Clements
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Producers Lisa Campbell and Richard Carroll
Stage Manager Cara Woods
Assistant Stage Manager Kayla French
Starring Blazey Best, Laura Bunting, Anthony Harkin, Mark Hill, Rob Johnson, Matthew Predney, Jessica Vickers, Jane Watt and Sophie Wright
Regarded by many as the greatest musical ever created, Gypsy is the ultimate mother-daughter story – the sophisticated, gripping, funny and heartbreaking tale of Madame Rose, and her fight for her daughters’ success, no matter what the cost.
Set all across America in the 1920s, Arthur Laurents’ landmark show sees Rose, Louise and June grapple their act through the dying days of vaudeville, and the birth of a shocking new form of entertainment – burlesque. Rose’s fanatic determination pushes her family’s loyalty to breaking point, but from the most unlikely of places emerges one of the twentieth century’s most illustrious and ingenious entertainers – Gypsy Rose Lee.
The celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim is packed with classic songs, including ‘Let Me Entertain You’, ‘Some People’, ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’, ‘Together Wherever We Go’, You Gotta Get a Gimmick’, and the iconic ‘Rose’s Turn’.
Three-time Sydney Theatre Award winner Blazey Best (Miracle City, Only Heaven Knows) returns to the Hayes to take on the iconic role of Rose, with Laura Bunting (Rent, Calamity Jane, Assassins) as her daughter Louise.
Gypsy is a part of the 2011 Postcode Special Ticket Offer
Anyone who lives in the 2011 postcode can obtain unsold tickets for half price to all participating shows at Hayes Theatre Co on Mondays (where applicable), Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when purchased in person at the box office, half an hour prior to commencement of the performance with I.D. showing residential address.