Directed and Choreographed by Susan Bradshaw and Danette Bell
Music Direction by Denise Marquette
RYT Producers: Doug Barr and Rosie Smith
Rainbow Youth Theatre presents the musical GYPSY, a story loosely based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous Burlesque Dancer, and focused on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother". The musical follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage during the 1920′s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. GYPSY is a gripping story and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life.
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.
Rainbow Youth Theatre produced two very successful youth productions in July and August. Bye Bye Birdie, directed by Brian Kruse with Joey Clarkson directing the music was a lot of fun for RYT teen members and many people helped to stage a wonderful show. How to Eat Like a Child was directed by Katie Clarkson with musical direction by Erin Humphry. Joey Clarkson provided mentoring to both young and talented directors. Dozens of kids had an absolute blast performing "lessons on how not to be a grown-up!"
The RYT Board of Directors would like to thank all the cast, their families and all the volunteers for keeping RYT strong in its 26th year of "building character in kids both on and off the stage".