The glitz and glamour of showbiz comes to the WVU Creative Arts Center when the national tour of the classic musical Gypsy rolls into town on Sunday, Nov. 4. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
The greatest of all American musicals ( The New York Times )is based on the true story of Gypsy Rose Lee and her journey from plain, shy child performer to burlesque dancer and eventual television and film star. Big, brassy, energetic, heart touching, funny and memorable: the story was adapted to the stage after Lee released her admittedly fanciful autobiography, Gypsy: A Memoir ,in 1957.
With book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics from Stephen Sondheim, Gypsy brings to life the showbiz rise of two daughters, fueled by an overbearing, ambitious stage mother whose larger-than-life dreams turn them into stars.
The show most certainly packs a powerful punch, as it reaffirms Americas love of old-fashioned entertainment with songs likeLet Me Entertain You,Some People,You Gotta Have a Gimmick,andEverythings Coming Up Roses.
Tickets are $38 and $40, depending on seat location, and may be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or through the Ticketmaster Phone Center at 292-0220. Tickets may also be purchased at Giant Eagle below the Mountaineer Mall and FYE in the Meadowbrook Mall. WVU students with a valid WVU student ID may purchase tickets for $25 at the campus box offices.
The University Art Series is produced by WVU Arts&Entertainment. For more event information, call 304-293-SHOW, or visit us online atevents.wvu.edu.