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6th Street Playhouse to Present Gypsy: A Musical Fable
The showstopper musical stars Broadway's own Kathy Fitzgerald!

SANTA ROSA, CA (August 8, 2019) 6th Street Playhouse to present Gypsy: A Musical Fable , by Arthur Laurents, Music & Lyrics by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, Music Directed by Brian Sennello, Choreographed by Joseph Favalora, and directed by Jared Sakren.

The production will run September 20th to October 20th, 2019, in the GK Hardt Theatre.

This sizzling musical inspired by burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee chronicles the young performer, her greedy showbiz mom Rose and the family's rise to stardom. Featuring songs like "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "Some People", "Rose's Turn", "Together, Wherever We Go" and "Let Me Entertain You"!
Gypsy: A Musical Fable stars Broadway's own Kathy Fitzgerald (pictured) as Mama Rose. A Broadway character actress extraordinaire, Fitzgerald got her Great White Way start playing multiple roles in the Johnny Burke revue Swinging on a Star, and juggled several characters, including fabulously butch lighting designer Shirley Markovitz, during her six-year stint in the original Producers. Other Broadway credits include the scene-stealing office assistant Roz in 9 to 5, roles in  The Next Three Days and  Our Idiot Brother, the malicious headmistress Madame Morrible in Wicked, and currently as the absent-minded Mrs. Gloop in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
"We are thrilled to welcome Kathy back to the Playhouse after performing in a fundraiser here in 2017, and to now have her on board for an entire production!" said Director Jared Sakren. "Kathy is a dear friend of mine and I am excited to be directing her in this fantastic show. She, along with Broadway-bound Carmen Mitchell as daughter Louise, will be a dynamic duo that I'm sure will astound audiences. Gypsy: A Musical Fable chronicles one family's rise to stardom, and The Playhouse is eager to showcase the outstanding talent of both a Broadway veteran, that of a young actor on the rise, and an incredible ensemble ready for 'their turn'."

The full cast features: Kathy Fitzgerald* as Mama Rose, Carmen Mitchell* as Louise, Roger Michelson* as Herbie, Melody Payne as Dainty June, Cecilia Brenner as Young Louise, Elaine Jennings as Mazeppa/ Renee, the Maid/Mother in I.1, Lillian Myers as Electra/Mother in I:1/Crachitt, Tracy Hinman as Tessie Tura/Ensemble, Harry Farmer as Pop/Ensemble, Khalid Shayota as Weber (Theatre Mgr LA)/Ensemble, Guy Conner as Mr. Goldstone/Bourgeron-Cochon/Ensemble, Landon Scott as Yonkers/Young Men’s Ensemble, Zach Frangos as Tulsa/Young Men’s Ensemble, Austin Maisler as LA/Young Men’s Ensemble/Cow #2, Robby Campbell as Young Men’s Ensemble/Cow #2, Montana Hamel as Young Women’s Ensemble/Cow #1, Peri Zoe YildIrim-Stanley as Waitress/Young Women’s Ensemble/Cow #1, Sarah Cornett as Young Women’s Ensemble, Madeline Brown as Young Women’s Ensemble, Allison Paine as Young Women’s Ensemble, Liev Bruce-Low as Boy w/clarinet/Children’s Ensemble, Rekha Healy as Children’s Ensemble, Dmitry Seder as Children’’s Ensemble, and Maggie Ward as Girl w/Balloons/Children’s Ensemble.

On opening night, September 20th, there will be a reception following the performance where patrons can meet the cast and enjoy complimentary champagne provided by Korbel.

Gypsy: A Musical Fable opens in the GK Hardt Theatre September 20th, 2019, and runs through October 20th, 2019. It runs approximately 3 hours, with one intermission, and all seats are reserved. Tickets are $35-$48 and are available at  or by calling the Box Office at (707) 523-4185 ext. 1.

*This Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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The 2019-20 Season Lineup

The Book Club Play
By Karen Zacarias
Directed by Jessica Headington
August 23-September 15, 2019

Gypsy: A Musical Fable
Book by Arthur Laurents, Music & Lyrics by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Jared Sakren
September 20-October 20, 2019

Wait Until Dark
by Frederick Knott
Directed by Meghan Hakes
October 18-November 10, 2019

by Lionel Bart
Directed by Patrick Nims
November 15-December 15, 2019

Fully Committed
by Becky Mode
Directed by Lennie Dean
December 13, 2019-January 5, 2020

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
by Alan Janes
Directed by Greg Santos
January 10-February 9, 2020

A View From the Bridge
by Arthur Miller
Directed by Jared Sakren
January 31-February 23, 2020

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Book by Hugh Wheeler, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Patrick Nims
March 6-April 5, 2020

The Legend of Georgia McBride
by Matthew Lopez
Directed by Carl Jordan
May 15-June 14, 2020

Book by Gerome Ragni & James Rado, Music & Lyrics by Gerome Ragni, James Rado & Galt MacDermot
Director TBD
May 29-June 28, 2020

The 2019-20 Lineup marks Jared Sakren 's first Season as Producing Artistic Director. Mr. Sakren has previously directed the Playhouse productions West Side Story , The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) , and The Comedy of Errors , among others. This season he will direct Gypsy and A View From the Bridge.

*New this Season! Announcing the 'Monroe Stage'!
The Playhouse received a very, very generous gift from a local philanthropist to upgrade the Studio Theatre, add parking and make numerous facility improvements over a number of years. We are humbled and exceedingly grateful! To honor the family making the gift the Studio Theatre will now be known as the ‘Monroe Stage'.