If you're in the mood for a lively, fast paced show, try the McLean Center Theatre's production of "Gypsy." A musical fable based on the life of Gypsy Rose Lee, this production is filled with delights and suprises and with lots of music and fun.
"Gypsy" focuses on the burlesque star's rise to fame and on her influential stage mother, Rose. The staging is wonderful, with many costume and scenery changes. The play, by Arthur Laurents, maintains the quick pace that is appropriate to the story of a girl dragged from town to town with a vaudeville troupe, living out the show-biz dreams of her mother.
Rose is expertly played by Sarah Holt, who has a magnificant voice and brings the production a polished professional quality. Lee Gillespie has done a remarkable job as both the director and the musical director of the show.
Having the live orchestra adds to the fun of the show. Written by Jule Styne with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, "Let Me Entertain You," You Gotta Get A Gimmick" and "Everything's Coming Up Roses" are just a few of the songs you'll enjoy.
"Gypsy," The McLean Community Center, Alden Theater, 1236 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and May 13 and 14. At 8 p.m., Sunday matinee 3 p.m. For more information, call 790-9223 or 338-9334.
The Arlington Players present "Can-Can" Friday, Saturday, Sunday and May 13 and 14. For more information, call 750-0888.
The Fairlington Players present "Grease" Friday through May 21, with Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances. Call 354-3851.
The Arlington Symphony, an All-Mozart Concert on Sunday. Free. Call 558-2161