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- $20 for one ticket to see Gypsy (up to a $43.50 value)
- When: May 3–19, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. or Sundays at 2 p.m. Thursday showing available on May 16 at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park
- Section: Rows L–R of the center section or rows L–U of the side sections
- Door time: 30 minutes before the show
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
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Although it was inspired by the memoirs of Seattle's own famous burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee, the real star of this Sondheim musical is the dancer's mother, Rose, who lugged a young Gypsy and her sister across the country in a touring vaudeville show. Rose's motivations are laced with both love and selfishness, which prompted the New York Times to label her "one of the few truly complex characters in the American musical" and has led to a string of Tony Awards and nominations over the years.
The musical offers no clear-cut answer to whether or not Rose's dream comes true for her and her family. Instead, the audience is left to decide for themselves as they watch shy daughter Louise transform into her on-stage persona of Gypsy during the striptease to "Let Me Entertain You." The song starts off demurely but grows more and more aggressive with the entrance of cymbal crashes and woozy horns to symbolize Gypsy's metamorphosis. This brassiness characterizes many of the tunes in Gypsy, which are both entertaining and hard-hitting due to the story's refusal to shy away from the darker side of show business.
Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park
Originally founded as the Civic Light Opera, Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park has produced over 150 musical productions and provided theatre education for over 35 years. The company has gradually regrown its roots to take on American musicals both classic and esoteric. Located at scenic, 350-acre Magnuson Park, which sits along the shoreline of Lake Washington, Seattle Musical Theatre is spacious, with 400 seats, and has ample free parking available. In its 35 seasons, the company has premiered a number of shows in the northwest, including rarely seen productions such as 110 in the Shade.