The Gallery Players Celebrate 50 in Brooklyn with GYPSY!

October 7, 2016 by

The Gallery Players perform Gypsy / photo by Bella Muccari / courtesy of The Gallery Players

The Gallery Players, an elite theatrical institution in Brooklyn, celebrated their 50th season by presenting the legendary musical, Gypsy . Brooklyn natives were given an opportunity to see previews in September, with performances that conclude on October 9th, 2016.

Because of its’ iconic status, theater lovers were eager to see this musical , which depicts an overbearing stage mother who is trying to live out her dreams in the arts through her two daughters.

Rose, the mother of Lady June and Louise, also known as “Gypsy Rose Lee” , explained to her children the “hair-raising” realities of show business at a young age. They learned about earning respect as an actress, making ends meets, compromising your values for a quick buck and separating business and personal relationships.


Elizaebeth Nestlerode as GYPSY / photo by Bella Muccari / courtesy of The Gallery Players

The musical also featured some of the most popular songs from the original play such as “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, “Together (Wherever We Go)”, “Some People”, “Let Me Entertain You” and the finale, “Rose’s Turn.”


Victoria Bundonis and Dave Konig/ photo by Bella Muccari / courtesy of The Gallery Players

Overall, the musical expressed several positive subliminal messages for day-to-day living such as self-confidence, overcoming rejection, knowing your worth and making peace with your past digressions.

Five decades later, The Gallery Players still showcase new talent and produce a wide-range of plays and musicals. They earned their reputation as “New York’s Kept Secret,” because of their ongoing mission to bring inexpensive and enjoyable theater to Brooklyn.