Casting Announced For “Gypsy” At Theatre 29


gypsy_logo 1Theatre 29 and Directors Gary Daigneault and Ed Will have completed casting for the second production show of the 2013 season. “Gypsy”, called “The greatest American musical” by numerous critics and writers, is based on the memoirs of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.

“Gypsy” follows the story of Mama Rose, a determined stage mother trying to make her two young daughters famous. At first, she focuses on younger, cuter June. But when June runs off to marry, Rose concentrates on her other daughter, Louise.

The cast includes:
Analisa Pilecki as Mama Rose, Katie VanSumeren as Louise and Marissa Thomas as baby Louise. Richard Ghan is Herbie, Vanessa Walton is Baby June and Lizzie Schmelling adult June. Playing Tulsa is Michael Ghan, with Alex Gomez as Jocko and Mr. Goldstone.

The role of Tessie Tura is played by Charlene Childs, Electra is Patti Brown and Mazeppa is Cindy Daigneault. Cyrus short is Yonkers and Pasty. Cathy Inscore plays Cigar and Mr. Kringeline. Cindy Ross is Miss Cratchitt, Pop is played Ed Manson and Georgie is Malcolm Stanley-Wolfe.

The Toreadorables are Tinkie Hess, Jasmine Shaffer, Nikki Wylie, and Angela Shirley. The farm boys, newsboys, and Uncle Jocko’s kids are Curtis Mohn, Sean “Brisket” Sears, Dennis Mohn, and Spencer Walton. Sheri Flores, Herman Platzke, and Amanda Winters are in multiple supporting roles.

Gary Daigneault is the director, Ed Will the music director, and Mandi Pushkar is the Choreographer. Costumes are by Kathryn Ferguson, the set is designed by Keith Roleff, and Ken Palmer is the lighting designer.

Mike Lipsitz is Stage Manager and Linda Thayer is the assistant stage manager, set artistry is by Jackie Pelfrey. Other backstage roles are filled by Francis Wright, Michael Nanninga, Ed Manson, Tanya Wright, and Robin Schmelling.

“Gypsy” is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include, “Let Me Entertain You”, “Some People”, “You’ll Never Get Away from Me”, “If Momma Was Married”, “All I Need Is the Girl”, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, “You Gotta Get A Gimmick” and “Together Wherever We Go”. “Gypsy” is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.

“Gypsy” will run for twelve performances over five weekends from March 8th, though April 6th, 2013. Performances are at 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Two Sunday Matinees will be offered at 2:30 pm on March 17th and 24th.

Tickets for “Gypsy” are available for $12.00 Regular admission, $10.00 for Seniors and Military, and $8.00 for students with ID and children under 12 (The show has some mature themes).

To purchase tickets call the Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151 or online at <>

Theatre 29 is an all-volunteer 501 (c) 3 non-profit Community Theatre organization which operates year round and is located at 73637 Sullivan Road in the City of Twentynine Palms.

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