Wednesday, March 9, 2011
If you live in Rocky Mount or adjacent areas, come to one of the final performances of Gypsy at the Imperial Center at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday or at 2:00 on Sunday. We have a fantastic cast and a beautiful set. It is a long show, but it's worth every minute.
Here's a little plot synopsis in case you want to know what it's about. The show opens at a kiddie talent show, where headstrong stage mother Mama Rose barges in on the act of her two daughters, June and Louise. June is talented and lively, whereas Louise is the quiet one. (Sing out, Louise!) We follow the family as they travel across the country, building up their act with the help of Herbie, their manager and Rose's romantic interest. But when June runs off and gets married, the act falls apart and gets booked in burlesque, where Louise becomes the famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee. Throughout all this, Rose's relationship with her daughters becomes increasingly strained, and her true motivation for pushing them so hard is revealed at the end. But don't worry, there's a hopeful, if not happy ending.