Gypsy for Hayes in 2018

Gypsy for Hayes in 2018

Luckiest Productions (Sweet Charityand Little Shop of Horrors), is combining forces with One Eyed Man Productions (Calamity Jane), in association with Hayes Theatre Co, to present the celebrated musical Gypsyfrom 18 May 2018 at the Hayes Theatre Co.

Three-time Sydney Theatre Award winner Blazey Best (Miracle City, Only Heaven Knows) returns to the Hayes to take on the iconic role of Rose, with Laura Bunting (Rent, Calamity Jane, Assassins) as her daughter Louise. The creative team includes Director Richard Carroll (Calamity Jane, Side Show), Musical Director Joe Accaria (Velvet), Choreographer Cameron Mitchell (Calamity Jane, Mack and Mabel) and Designer Alicia Clements (Assassins, The Father).

Rose, June and Louise are eking out a hard living in the dying days of vaudeville. Constantly on the road, always on the lookout for a way to fund their next meal – honestly or dishonestly – there’s nothing glamorous about their show-business life. Rose will fight for her daughters’ success, no matter what the cost, and both girls play along for as long as they can – until first one, then the other, reach breaking point and begin to question Rose’s real motives for their life on the stage.

Critically acclaimed and multiple-award winning, Gypsyis the ultimate mother-daughter story - a gripping, funny and heartbreaking tale of the damage we do to those we love. Rose’s own frustrated dreams of stardom are ploughed into her children; her own childhood wounds push her to glorify and smother her daughters in turn, and eventually to drive them both away.

Set all across America in the 1920s, Arthur Laurents’ landmark show documents the dying days of vaudeville and the birth of a shocking new form of entertainment – burlesque. Rose’s fanatic determination pushes her family’s loyalty to breaking point, but from the most unlikely of places emerges one of the twentieth century’s most illustrious and ingenious entertainers - Gypsy Rose Lee.

The celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim is packed with classic songs, including Let Me Entertain You, Some People, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Together Wherever We Go, You Gotta Get a Gimmick, and the iconic Rose’s Turn.

Tickets for Gypsy are now available online at www.hayestheatre.com.au or by calling the Hayes Theatre Co box office during business hours on (02) 8065 7337.

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GYPSY: A Musical Fable

Presented by Luckiest Productions and One Eyed Man Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co

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

Suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee

Original production by David Merrick & Leland Hayward

Entire production originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins

Directed by Richard Carroll

Choreography by Cameron Mitchell

Musical Direction by Joe Accaria

Designer Alicia Clements

Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest

Venue: Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point

Season: From 18 May 2018

Times: Mon 6.30pm, Tue-Sat 7.30pm, Wed and Sat matinees 2pm (No performance on Monday 11 June)


Price: Mon-Thurs $89, Wed matinee $79, Sat matinee $89, Fri- Sat evening $99, Previews $79

Bookings: hayestheatre.com.au | (02) 8065 7337

Hayes Theatre Co is a dedicated music theatre and cabaret venue in Potts Point. Named for Australian musical theatre legend, Nancye Hayes OAM, Hayes Theatre Co honours and builds on the vast history of Australian Musical Theatre and its practitioners. This not-for-profit venue is managed by Independent Music Theatre, a collaborative partnership focusing on providing a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. By providing venue space to newly mounted productions, Hayes Theatre Co, will be a presenting partner together with independent producers and artists. Hayes Theatre Co is made possible through the City of Sydney's Accommodation Grant Program. 

Photographer: Phil Erbacher.