As summer heats up, the clothes come off with the Casper College Department of Theatre and Dance's summer production of the Tony award-winning musical, Gypsy.

Gypsy tells the story of Rose and her two daughters, Baby June and Louise; the latter who would later become the famous burlesque entertainer, Gypsy Rose Lee. Based on the memoirs of Lee, with music by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim-this fun yet touching musical centers around a demanding and driven stage mother who guides her young daughters' careers through the fast-paced and somewhat chaotic world of vaudeville entertainment.

As vaudeville begins to run its course and as the girls get older; the efforts of the characters, especially Rose, become more desperate. One night, the act is forced to perform in a burlesque house. Louise, on the advice of her mother, takes the first step into a new world that will take her from the obscurity that Rose so loathes, to virtually overnight fame as one of the world's most famous adult entertainers.

Gypsy is directed by Douglas Garland, with musical adaptation by James Olm and choreography provided by Jodi Youmans-Jones. Performances are July 13th-14th, 18-21st, and 25th-28th with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. on July 29th. Evening performances all begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased from the Gertrude Krampert Box Office weekdays from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m, one hour before each show time, and by phone at (307)268-2500.  

Strip away those inhibitions and get to the Krampert to see Gypsy!