Peake Play­ers present ‘Gypsy’

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

WYE MILLS — Bur­lesque and Vaude­ville come to the Shore when the Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege Peake Play­ers present the beloved mu­si­cal “Gypsy” from April 15-17 in the Todd Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. In cel­e­bra­tion of Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege’s 50 years, di­rec­tor Dr. Rob Thomp­son chose a fa­vorite pro­duc­tion from that time pe­riod.

“Peo­ple have al­ways loved Gypsy from the time it opened to now,” Thomp­son said. “It’s a rous­ing mu­si­cal with fa­mil­iar songs, high-en­ergy chore­og­ra­phy, and this great story about a stage mother and her kids.”

This clas­sic 1959 mu­si­cal tells the story of Rose, the ul­ti­mate stage mother, who sees her daugh­ters through the end of Vaude­ville and into the tawdry world of bur­lesque dance. The show, with mu­sic by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sond­heim, fea­tures a host of well­known mu­si­cal stan­dards in­clud­ing “Every­thing’s Com­ing Up Roses,” “Let Me En­ter­tain You” and “Rose’s Turn.”

Ch­e­sa­peake stu­dents are build­ing sets de­signed by Thomp­son and TPAC Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Richard Peter­son.

The cast in­cludes: Jane Cop­ple as Rose, Lucy Bond as Louise, Me­gan Mur­phy as June, Wil­liam Alder­son as Her­bie, James Ka­planges as Tulsa, Olivia Lit­teral as Tessie, Sa­van­nah Ver­rette as Mazeppa, Sa­man­tha McCreay as Elec­tra, Sum­mer Snead as Baby June and Lind­say Brooks McCowan as Baby Louise,

Show times are Fri­day, April 15, and Satur­day, April 16, at 7: 30 p. m., with a mati­nee per­for­mance on Sun­day, April 17, at 2 p. m.

Tick­ets are $15 for adults, $10 for stu­dents. For tick­ets, call the TPAC box of­fice at 410-827-5867.

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