By Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Adam Steffan

What do Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters, and Tyne Daly have in common? All have played the brassy, bossy Mama Rose in New York productions of Gypsy. Loosely based on the memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, this musical focuses on Rose, the driving force behind her daughters (June, Havoc, and Louise). When Rose pushes the teenage Louise into service as a last minute replacement for a second class club’s lead stripper, Louise discovers her way to fortune and fame, eventually becoming Gypsy Rose Lee and one of Minsky’s biggest stars.

Produced by Sunset Playhouse at Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Rd, Elm Grove

Performances: July 17 - August 10, 2014

Performance Times: July 17: 7:30 pm
July 18: 7:30 pm
July 19: 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm
July 20: 2:00 pm
July 24: 7:30 pm
July 25: 7:30 pm
July 26: 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm
July 27: 2:00 pm
July 30: 7:30 pm
July 31: 7:30 pm
August 1: 7:30 pm
August 2: 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm
August 3: 2:00 pm
August 7: 7:30 pm
August 8: 7:30 pm
August 9: 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm
August 10: 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices: Adult: $25 Senior (60+): $23 Military Personnel: $23 Student: $23 Groups of 15 or more: $16 Value Nights (July 17 and July 30): $12.50

Call 262-782-4430 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions: Monday May 19 & Wednesday, May 21, 2014 (7-10 pm)
Callbacks: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Rehearsals: Monday, June 2 – Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Performances: Thursday, July 17 – Sunday, August 10, 2014

Please show up on one of the dates listed above with a 32-bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Auditions will also consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or at home ahead of time by downloading the GYPSY Audition Form.

Check back soon for a synopsis and character descriptions.

Contact Kristen Kraklow, Production Coordinator at 262-782-4431 ext. 222 or kkraklow [at] with any questions.