by Ann Barfels
Loveland, Ohio – Tickets are going fast for Loveland Stage Company’s next production in their 2019-2020 season! “Gypsy” opens March 6 and continues through March 22 at the theatre located at 111 So. 2ndStreet (Rt. 49) in Loveland.
The well known musical tells the story of Gypsy Rose Lee, the epitome of a “backstage mom”, and her dreams and efforts to get her two daughters to perform onstage. It casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. The character of the eldest daughter Louise is based on Lee, and the character of June is based on Lee’s younger sister, better known as June Havoc in adult life. Baby Louise is played by Ella Kiel and the adult Louise is played by Bonnie Emmer. Baby June is played by Lauren Fritzche and Sophie Viselhoman portrays Dainty June. Lisa Breithaupt portrays Rose, the mother and Larry Harmon is Herbie, the agent, and boyfriend.
Although the story centers on Gypsy Rose Lee, there is no nudity in the production and it is considered PG.
Jule Styne wrote the music for the show with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents was the librettist. “Gypsy” is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, “Gypsy: Memoirs of America’s Most Celebrated Stripper”. The production is under a license agreement with Tams-Witmark.
Familiar songs in the show include “Some People”, “Let Me Entertain You” and of course, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”
Micheal Harris-Kiser is directing the production with Marjory Clegg as choreographer, Brian Harvey as Vocal Director and Jeanne Bilyeu as Orchestra Director.
Performances are at 7:30 PM on March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 and at 3 PM on March 8, 15 and 22.
An ASL Interpretive Performance will be on March 8 at 3 PM
All Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting www.lovelandstagecompany.org. For group rates and accessible seating please call 513-443-4572.
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