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  Gypsy at Ruth Page Center For Arts

Gypsy

Ruth Page Center For Arts
1016 N. Dearborn Pkwy Chicago

Chicago's E. Faye Butler adopts the mantle of Broadway's legendary "stage mother" in this heart wrenching story of a woman who raises her daughters to assume the heights, whether they want to or not, and featuring one of the gold-standard musical scores including "Let Me Entertain You," "Together (Wherever We Go)," "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and others.

Thru - Nov 25, 2018

Tue, Oct 23: 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 26: 8:00pm
Sat, Oct 27: 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, Oct 28: 6:00pm
Thu, Nov 1: 1:30pm
Fri, Nov 2: 8:00pm
Sat, Nov 3: 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, Nov 4: 6:00pm
Thu, Nov 8: 1:30pm
Fri, Nov 9: 8:00pm
Sat, Nov 10: 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, Nov 11: 6:00pm
Fri, Nov 16: 8:00pm
Sat, Nov 17: 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, Nov 18: 2:00pm & 6:00pm
Fri, Nov 23: 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Sat, Nov 24: 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, Nov 25: 2:00pm



Price: $34-$61

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 312-337-6453

Running Time: 2hrs, 40mins; one intermission

www.porchlightmusictheatre.org


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  Gypsy Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended

"...This "Gypsy," which opened Tuesday at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts night to a rapturous reception, is far and away the best piece of direction of Weber's long career in Chicago musicals. He has been wont to get trapped in the clutter and clatter of details. Not here. Here, he has finally realized that the greatest Broadway musicals - and there is none greater than "Gypsy" with that music by Jule Styne, those lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the caustic book only Arthur Laurents could have written - are, in fact, rooted in pain."
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Chris Jones


Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...It’s not just because Gypsy is that rare musical where every song either carries its weight, earns its place in the plot, conjures up its context (the era of vaudeville and the world of burlesque); or stands on its own for fertile melody and brilliant lyrics (who can resist such wonders as “Together, Wherever We Go,” the waltz “If Momma Was Married,” or the rapid romp “Mr. Goldstone, I Love You”?); or because the story pulls you along, as frantically as Rose does her fractious and all-suffering thespian clan (“Some People” is one of the greatest “I Want” songs in musical lore)."
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Lawrence Bommer


Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...If you were down near Division and Dearborn last night , and felt the earth moving, it was not an earthquake. It was the Porchlight Music Theatre's production of "Gypsy" and the unbelievable E. Faye Butler bringing Mama Rose to life! This is "classic Musical Theater" at its best! Under the spirited direction of Michael Weber, who adds a lot of creativity to this timeless classic, this is a version that will make you forget all others you have witnessed before."
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Alan Bresloff


NewCity Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...All the world’s a stage. Cliché as it may be, it’s the truth for Mama Rose. She lives, breathes, exists and longs for the stage. For E. Faye Butler, the dream has been to play Mama Rose in “Gypsy” and, by God, she does."
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Amanda Finn


The Fourth Walsh - Highly Recommended

"...So much to love about this production! Even though Butler definitely leads this superb production of GYSPY, Harrell steps out of the shadow and transforms into her own person. A stunning sequence of strip tease performances (aided by Costume Designer Bill Morey) pushes Harrell into the spotlight. She has become a star! In the final scenes, Harrell is confident and sophisticated but not bitter. Harrell's Louise has a kindness I haven't experienced before in this character. Following Butler's spectacular meltdown in Rose's Turn, the lovely Harrell arrives onstage seemingly having overheard everything. The mama and daughter share disappointments, forgiveness and leave together for an unexpected happy ending."
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Katy Walsh


Chicago On Stage - Highly Recommended

"...This is nothing revelatory, but...E. Faye Butler is a force of nature. The actress-singer has performed on stages across Chicago and America and has been the recipient of numerous awards, so there is very little I can say about her that has not already been said, but the woman is an absolute force of nature. From the moment she steps onto the stage in the iconic lead role of Porchlight Theatre's magnificent new production of Gypsy, she just dominates it as if the role has simply been out there waiting for her to take it on (and this is a role originated by the great Ethel Merman)."
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Karen Topham


PicksInSix - Highly Recommended

"...Among the principal roles, in a cast that numbers close to 30, there are standout performances from Jose Antonio García (Herbie), Aalon Smith, (June) and Daryn Whitney Harrell (Louise) who evolves into the sultry Gypsy Rose. Harrell and Smith shine in "If Momma Was Married" and the trio of Butler, García and Whitney deliver the fun and tuneful favorite "Together, Wherever We Go." The Ensemble, which includes a slew of youthful performers, most notably the charming newcomer Izzie Rose (Baby June), are all terrific, as are the featured roles rendered by Marco Tzunux (Tulsa), Larry Baldacci (Uncle Jocko/Mr. Goldstone/Pastey) and Elya Faye Bottiger (Agnes). "
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Ed Tracy


Picture This Post - Recommended

"...GYPSY’s magnificent score may keep your mind off the cares of the holiday season. But ironically, as you watch the mobile proscenium’s painted gold and worn red curtain make its many turns, it becomes increasingly clear that the characters would love nothing better than some orange to call their own -- pumpkins, fireplaces, leaves and pies."
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Susan Lieberman


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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.


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