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Gypsy: A Musical Fable takes the Schuster Theatre stage starting December 1

Published: 11/27/2023

Gypsy: A Musical Fable at Gannon University's Schuster Theatre

Gypsy: A Musical Fable at Gannon University's Schuster Theatre

Gannon University’s Schuster Theatre will present the final main stage production of 2023 beginning on December 1. 

Gypsy: A Musical Fable by Aurthur Laurents, Jule Stone and Stephen Sondheim is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success – while secretly yearning for her own. Set across America in the 1920s and '30s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, Arthur Laurents’ landmark show explores the two-bit show business with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication. 

The Schuster Theatre production is directed by Jordan Wolfe with musical direction by Kate Thiem. Performances will be held December 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 7 p.m., and December 3 and 9 at 2 p.m. 


Tickets may be purchased in advance online until one hour before showtime, during which they may be purchased in person at the box office. The box office opens at 6 p.m., and seating starts thirty minutes prior to curtain. There is no late seating available. 

Gannon students can enter the coupon code STEPHEN75 for $5 off of the sale price. One code per transaction; you will need to show your student ID when arriving to the theatre.

The celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim boasts one glorious hit after another, including “Everything's Coming Up Roses,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “You'll Never Get Away from Me,” “If Momma Was Married,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “You Gotta Get A Gimmick,” “Small World” and “Together Wherever We Go.” 

Gypsy opened at the Broadway Theatre on May 21, 1959, starring Ethel Merman as Rose and Sandra Church as Louise. Later moving to the Imperial Theatre, the show played for 702 performances. In London, Gypsy played for 300 performances at the Piccadilly Theatre, starring Angela Lansbury as Rose. This extremely successful show has been revived on Broadway no less than four times: starring Angela Lansbury in 1974, Tyne Daly in 1989, Bernadette Peters in 2003, and Patti LuPone in 2008. A 2015 revival at the Savoy Theatre in London starred Imelda Staunton.

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