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Gypsy, illustration by Jesse Lenz

The Mother of All Showbiz Musicals

It may be the true story of Gypsy Rose Lee, but don’t be fooled by the title, this play is all about mom! Before the controlling stage mothers of “Toddlers and Tiaras” and the antics of “Dance Moms,” there was Mama Rose—the true original stage mother. We can’t wait to take you back in time to the last days of vaudeville—a perfect fit for the stage of the Grand Old Lady of Prince Street—to re-invent this timeless classic. We will take a fresh look at what this larger than life woman had to do in order to ensure her daughters’ success. You may have seen this musical before, but we hope to make you feel as though you are seeing it for the first time.


Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Note: this calendar shows only performances of this production. To see the full calendar of Fulton events, click here.

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“With songs everyone knows and loves, a call-out line that few can resist employing in other circumstances (“Sing out, Louise!”), and boundless good humor, as well as a dazzling score by Jule Styne, it’s little wonder that GYPSY is sometimes credited as the single greatest of 20thcentury musicals. As directed by Marc Robin and performed at Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, it appears to remain absolutely secure in that title.”

“[Denise] Whelan brings Rose to a full boil…
Worth the price of admission are the portrayals of three burlesque performers…
Gypsy is…entertaining with witty dialogue, great songs and a satisfying emotional payoff.”
—Sunday News

“The Fulton production, directed by Marc Robin, boasts a terrific cast… Denise Whelan does a terrific job bringing to life the world’s most infamous stage mother… Kim Carson gives a lovely performance as Louise… [Herbie] is beautifully played by Greg Wood… His understated but still powerful acting packs a punch. This is a strong, solid Gypsy, thanks to an excellent cast, and it certainly entertains you and makes you smile.”
—Intelligencer Journal/New Era


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Message from the Artistic Director

An interview with Marc Robin, who will direct and choreograph Gypsy.