Gypsy August 19-27, 2017

August 19-27, 2017

Cahn Auditorium, Evanston

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“Let me entertain you”

The ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success…while secretly yearning for her own. Set all across America in the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, the brassy score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim is packed with hits, including Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Let Me Entertain You, You Gotta Get a Gimmick and Some People.
Ages 12 and older

With 25-piece orchestra

A Musical Fable
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Original production by David Merrick & Leland Hayward
Entire production originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 20 at 2 pm
Wednesday, August 23 at 2 pm
Thursday, August 24 at 2 pm
Friday, August 25 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 26 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 2 pm

Tickets start at $34
Age 25 and younger 1/2 price (suitable for 12 and older)

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Musical Excerpts

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Balcony Talk

For 10 years, audience members have enhanced their appreciation of MUSIC THEATER WORKS productions with business manager Mike Kotze’s lively behind-the-scenes look at the show they’re about to see. He’s our resident expert on all things music and theater!

Join Mike for fun facts about Gypsy on any of these dates:

Sunday, August 20 • 12:45 pm
(doors open 12:30)
Saturday, August 26 • 6:45 pm
(doors open 6:30)
Sunday, August 27 • 12:45 pm
(doors open 12:30)

No need to RSVP—just attend (even if you have tickets for a different performance).


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Gypsy at Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works),
August 19-27, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium, Evanston, IL.

Photo credit: Rich Foreman

Mary Robin Roth stars as stage mother Rose in Gypsy at Music Theater Works, August 19-27, 2017.

Photo credit: Rich Foreman

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Gypsy mother

Mary Robin Roth (Vera in Mame and Dolly in Hello, Dolly!) stars as Rose, the mother of all stage mothers, in this classic musical from Broadway’s Golden Age.