River Valley Players will present the musical “Gypsy” on Friday, February 27, and Saturday, February 28, at 7:30 in the evening; with a matinee on Sunday March 1, at 2:30 P.M. The cast of 40+ are preparing to entertain you on the Tom Gaspar Stage in the Forster Auditorium at Central Lyon High School, Rock Rapids.
“Gypsy”, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is the musical which has been referred to as the greatest American musical by numerous critics and writers. “Gypsy”, also known as the back stage musical, is the story of a hard-driven and determined stage mother, Mama Rose. It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform on stage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life.
Due to the era this story is set in the “sets” will feature the vintage drops that originally hung in the Rapids Theatre. They were the type and style of background found in many of the vaudeville theatres of the 1920’s and 30’s.
Advanced tickets go on sale for members Monday, February16, and to the general public on Wednesday, February 18. Reservations may be made by calling the Rock Rapids Chamber office at 712-472-3456.