Rehearsals are now well underway for MAODS’ production of the classic Broadway musical Gypsy, which will be presented at the George Lawton Hall in April 2018.
This timeless show is well-known among theatre-lovers everywhere.
Even those who don’t know it will recognise well-known songs such as ‘Let Me Entertain You’ and ‘You Gotta Get a Gimmick’.
One of the greatest American musicals of all time, Gypsy has appeared on Broadway five times.
The recent West End revival – featuring Imelda Staunton as Mama Rose – marked the first showing of the widely celebrated musical in London in over 40 years.
In 1962, it was adapted into a film starring Natalie Wood in the title role.
The show is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of the real Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist.
It focuses on her strained relationship with her mother, whose name has become synonymous with the ‘ultimate showbiz mother’.
The musical takes a light-hearted, humorous approach to the story featuring show-stopping solos and toe-tapping numbers, complete with dance styles including tap and burlesque.
The production team bringing the show to life consists of director Lee Brennan – who directed the successful production of Evita in 2015 – Gary Jones McCaw, a MAODS stalwart who has choreographed countless Mossley shows over the years, and Paul Firth, who acted as musical director on last year’s sell-out hit Parade.
The stage-design team, who build all scenery from scratch in a purpose built workshop at Woodend Mill, are hard at work on another impressive set.
The show runs from Monday, April 23 to Saturday, April 28 at 7.30pm each evening, with a matinee performance at 2.15pm on the Saturday.
Tickets are £15, with reduced £12 tickets for Monday and Tuesday evening and the Saturday matinee.
Discounts are available for groups of four or more.
Book online via Ticketsource: www.ticketsource.co.uk/mossleyaods or call booking secretary, Pauline Davenport, on 07717 594 274.
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