(SPRING LAKE, NJ) -- Spring Lake Theatre is presenting Gypsy over the last two weekends in August. Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry powerhouse of a woman, to get her two daughters into show business. It is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
The musical centers around the story of Gypsy Rose Lee’s mother, Rose, who earned a place in the theatrical and literary canon as the quintessential, archetypal “Stage Mother.” It features songs that have become standards of the musical theatre canon, including “Some People,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Rose’s Turn,” and the show-stopping “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”.
Performances of Gypsy take place at the Spring Lake Theatre on August 18, 19, 20 at 7:30pm, August 21 at 2:00pm, August 26 at 7:30pm, August 27 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm. and August 28 at 2:00pm. Tickets can be purchased in person or by calling the Box Office Monday through Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm or online at springlaketheatre.com.
Patricia Barry produces Gypsy. Director Andrew Ferrie is no stranger to classic Broadway musicals, and has previously directed hits such as Anything Goes and Hello, Dolly! Musical Direction is provided by Teddy Kernizan, with Choreography by Christine Baglivio, and set and lighting design by Andrew Dagostino.
Andrew Ferrie once again joins forces with Kait Holloway, a Spring Lake Theatre Veteran, who takes on the role of Mama Rose with all the gusto the role requires. She is joined by Claude Schmincke, another regular performer on the SLT stage, this time in the role of Herbie. Jessa Bedser portrays the titular role of Louise, aka Gypsy Rose Lee, with Bella Campo portraying June, Louise’s sister and the golden child through all of their childhood. Ellery Jarmon and Sunny Carnahan will be portraying young Louise and Baby June respectively, and Tulsa will be portrayed by Matte Black.
The roles of Tessie, Mazeppa, and Electra will be played by Maggie Tully, Christine DeSimas, and Tracy Lantz. Mama Rose’s beloved dog, Chowsie (short for Chow Mein) will be played by Muffy Davis.
Gypsy also features Mia Bramley, Richard Bryson, Justine Bouton, Michael Caggiano, Maria Constantinou, Steven Copp, Emily Davis, Sophia DeSimas, Jake Fredericks, Hannah Gammond, Benjamin Hahn, Mary Jodry, Sydney Katz, Cooper Lantz, Aislyn Lapp, Keelin Mauri, Hobey Peterson, Joseph Paglino, Benjamin Ricker, Maggie Schneider, Joey Schollenberger, & Danielle Schindledecker Wright in the ensemble.
Here are more photos from the production.
Spring Lake Theatre Company is located at 300 Madison Avenue in Spring Lake, New Jersey.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.