Gypsy 10/06–10/22Buy Tickets
KALAMAZOO—Farmers Alley Theatre opens its 10th anniversary season with Gypsy – running October 6 through 22 at the Little Theatre on Oakland Drive. Tickets are $35 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and $30 on Thursdays. Seniors 65 and above receive $2 off per ticket and student tickets are $18. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at (269) 343-2727 or visiting www.farmersalleytheatre.com.
Meet the original stage mother: Mama Rose. With aggression and ferocity, Rose pushes her two daughters, June and Louise into show business during the lead up to the Great Depression. After June walks out on her family to go it alone, Mama Rose focuses her energy on Louise, who eventually transforms herself into the real-life famed burlesque star of the 1930’s, Gypsy Rose Lee. Gypsy is based on Lee’s own memoir and written for the stage by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim.
Gypsy will be directed by Kathy Mulay. Cindy Hunter will music direct and Melissa Sparks will choreograph.
Gypsy will bring together the largest cast in Farmers Alley Theatre history, with professional talent from Michigan and beyond. Mary Jo Mecca, who has worked extensively in regional theaters across the United States, will portray the Mama Rose. University of Michigan Alum Stephanie Maloney will play Louise and Michael Ehlers will returns to Farmers Alley Theatre as Herbie. WMU grad Katelyn Langwith plays Dainty June, Vicksburg’s Carver Duncan is Tulsa, and local favorites Sandra Bremer, Mary Teutsch and Brigette Sitarski play a trio of strippers, Mazeppa, Electra and Tessie Tura. The rest of the cast features Carly Koch, Anna Morris, Alex Crossland, Logan Dolence, John Culbertson, Michael Ray Helms, Brian Panse, Madison Merlanti, Isa Figueroa, Bonnie Smith, Kaitlyn Weickel, Reed Davis, Cash Newton, Emmett Rademacher, Daniel Schubkegel, Ethan Schubkegel, Aiden Wall and Damon Willson.
Note: mature themes, and suitable for ages 12 and above.