Orono High School to entertain you with ‘Gypsy’

Posted Nov. 19, 2008, at 6:54 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 5:54 a.m.

ORONO, Maine — Orono High School Drama will present the musical “Gypsy” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 20-22, in the Orono High School gym.

The play is directed by Chris Luthin with musical direction by Terrence Henry, choreography by Molly Schenck and set and lighting design by Sandy Cyrus.

“Gypsy” is based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist. It focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with “the ultimate show business mother.”

In particular, the story follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform on stage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life.

“Gypsy” was written in 1959 by Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents and features such popular show tunes as “Everything’s Coming up Roses” and “Let Me Entertain You.”

Greta Landis heads the cast as Gypsy, and Amy Mares plays her mother, Rose. The cast also includes:

• Uncle Jocko, Jordan Hess.

• George, Ben Innis.

• Stage manager, Paul Robinson.

• Clarence, Ben VanKirk.

• Balloon girl, Rebecca Lopez-Anido.

• Child auditioners, Lydia MacKay, Michael Wells, Harriet Manaker, Rebecca Gallandt, Laura Skacel.

• Stage mothers, Elizabeth White, Rebecca Clement, Nora Bird, Leila Doerfler, Blaise Collette, Devon Riley, Briana Pickering.

• Baby June, Lizzie White.

• Baby Louise, Nyxie Sader.

• Pop, Daniel Legere.

• Mr. Weber, Paul Robinson.

• Herbie, Patrick Molloy.

• June, Fiona O’Connell.

• Tulsa, Matt Claar.

• Yonkers, Patrick Egenhofer.

• L.A., Ben Innis.

• Angie, Alex Bulteel.

• Kringelien, Daniel Legere.

• Mr. Goldstone, Jordan Hess.

• Waitress, Elizabeth White.

• Mrs. Cratchitt, Nora Bird.

• Hollywood blondes, Siobhan Harrity, Leila Dorfler, Elizabeth Nelson, Olivia Hecker, Audrey Landis, Aimee Co.

• Pastey, Dan Legere.

• Cigar, Paul Robinson.

• Tessie Tura, Blaise Collette.

• Mazeppa, Devon Riley.

• Electra, Briana Pickering.

• Showgirls, Sorrel Edes, Megan Smith, Nora Bird, Jessica Cartwright, Leila Dorfler, Olivia Hecker, Audrey Landis, Elizabeth Nelson, Siobhan Harrity, Aimee Co.

• Maid-Renee, Elizabeth White.

• Phil, Paul Robinson.

• Bougeron-Cochon, Ben Innis.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students at the door.

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