Tickets are now on sale for the Casper College Theater and Dance Department’s summer musical “Gypsy.

Gypsy” is the story of the ultimate stage mother and her two daughters. Based on the book “Gypsy: A Memoir” by Gypsy Rose Lee, the musical features many well-known songs written by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim including “Everything's Coming up Roses” and “Let Me Entertain You.”

A favorite of critics and theatergoers alike, the musical debuted on Broadway in 1959 with Ethel Merman in the powerhouse role of Mama Rose, which earned her a Tony nomination for outstanding actress in a musical. Since then, the musical has been revived a number of times resulting in Tony wins for Angela Lansbury (1974), Tyne Daly (1989) and Patti LuPone (2008), and a nomination for Bernadette Peters (2003) and an Emmy nomination for Bette Midler (1994).

Douglas Garland, director said,

“Just as our leading actresses all want to have a run at playing Mama Rose, most directors want to have the chance to bring this quintessential Broadway fable to life. It has a great, true story, characters with great depth, memorable songs and dances, and children and animals, (one lamb and one dog). What an exciting night in the theater,”

Gypsy” will be performed on the McMurry Mainstage of the Gertrude Krampert Theatre Complex July 13 and 14, 18 through 21, and 25 through 29. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., except for the Sunday matinee, which will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students ages 5 to 18. Tickets can be purchased at the box office between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, by phone at 307-268-2500, or one hour before each performance, for that performance only.

Check out Cynthia Gibb and Bette Midler in this version of Let Me Entertain You.