Loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, and her mother Rose comes the musical “Gypsy.” The most famous stage mom in show business, Mama Rose, will be dancing into the Wagon Wheel Theatre July 2-12.
“Gypsy” tells the story of a mother, Mama Rose, a beyond determined stage mom trying to make her daughters into vaudeville performers. But when Baby June would rather be a wife than a performer it’s Baby Louise’s turn to take the spotlight. But who’s really the star, Mama Rose or Baby Louise?
Guest director and Wagon Wheel Theatre alumn Tony Humichouser direct what has brome known as one of the greatest American musicals of all time. Tony’s Wagon Wheel Theatre directing credits include: State Fair, Carousel, and The Nerd. Tony is thrilled to be back at the Wagon Wheel Theatre and says, “Although I have college degrees from two prestigious academic institutions – the Wagon Wheel Theatre has been responsible for much of my continued professional training and development”.
Joining Tony in his return to the Wagon Wheel Theatre is Carrie McNulty playing the iconic role of Mama Rose. Carrie says, ”I feel truly fortunate to come back and play this iconic role, directed by one of my best friends, at a theatre and community I share a rich history with. This is an experience I will hold close to my heart, and the support of the team both past and present at the Wheel has been amazing!”
Tickets for Gypsy range from $15-34. Discounts are available for college students and on designated performances for seniors. For more information visit www.wagonwheeltheatre.com or call the box office at (574) 267-8041.