Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Jule Styne and book by Arthur Laurents
Directed by Bob Cline
Musical Direction by Gonzalo Valencia
WHEN: April 8–17; Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 2 PM
WHERE: Westminster Arts Center on the campus of Bloomfield College, at Franklin & Fremont Streets in Bloomfield
TICKETS: $25 for adults, $22 for senior citizens and $15 for students with ID. GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES OF 20 OR MORE.
To order tickets call the box office at 973.744.3133 and leave a message for a callback. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.mocmusicals.org
M.O.C. Musical Theatre, one of America’s oldest continuing community theatres, continues its celebration of theater legend Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday with this production of his 1959 Broadway hit.
Gypsy tells the story of stage mother Rose as she pushes her daughters Louise (later known as Gypsy) and June into vaudeville. The score includes the standards "Let Me Entertain You" and "Everything's Coming up Roses."
The cast features Nutley resident Bianca Sutlovich (center) as Rose, Jacqueline Taylor (right) of New York as Louise; Richard Colonna (left) of Garwood as Herbie and Allison Acquafredda of Lodi as June. The younger versions of June are played by Alexa Kerner of Short Hills and Glen Ridge resident Katie Schults. Younger Louises are Casey Gorab of Wayne and Rachel Khutorsky of Englewood.
Gonzalo Valencia has assembled an orchestra of 12 fine musicians to accompany a top-notch cast. Jim Kroener is the assistant director. Erin Lundstrom joins M.O.C. as stage manager for Gypsy.