Gypsy 1985 – Iowa State University Theatre Production

book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

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“Let us entertain you” with this Stephen Sondheim musical look backstage as stripper Gypsy Rose Lee’s mother strives to make her daughter famous. “You’ll have a real good time.”

October 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at 8 p.m., October 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. – Fisher Theater, Ames

The Cast

Uncle Jocko – M. Donavon Leslie
Georgie – Michael Purcell
Balloon Girl – Joy Siebert
Clarence – Bobby Goodfriend
Conductor – Kathleen Tibben
Baby June – Katie Mayfield
Baby Louise – Sandra Deluca
Rose – Michelle Barber
Chowsie – Mitzi O’Berry
Extra Boys – Joshua McGrigg, Matthew Robinson, Mark Robinson
Extra Girl – Stephanie Seiler
Mothers – Lacretia Eck, Lisa Michele Wheeler, Lisa Marie Miller
Pop – Patrick Gouran
Rich Man – Kirk Schultz
Rich Son – Mark Robinson
Tap Dance Boy – Joshua McGrigg
Boy Scout – Bobby Goodfriend
Mr. Weber – Robert Braudt
Herbie – Bill Boon
Newsboys – Sandra Deluca, Bobby Goodfriend, Joshua McGrigg, Mark Robinson, Brenda Neumann, Jim Coloff, Sam Potter, Bryan Stephenson
Yonkers – Jim Coloff
L.A. – Bryan Stephenson
Tulsa – Sam Potter
Louise – Brenda Neumann
June – Kathy Norris
Kringelein – Michael Purcell
Mr. Goldstone – Kirk Schultz
Hotel Guests – Sherri Blecker, Robert Braudt, Lacretia Eck, Lisa Marie Miller, Mark Robinson Rosemarie Comito, Joy Siebert, Stephanie Seiler
Little Lamb – Li’l Lamb
Waitress – Rosemarie Comito
Miss Cratchitt – Kimberly Leet
Farm Boys – Jim Colorr, Brenda Neumann, Sam Potter, Bryan Stephenson
Carolyn the Cow – Brenda Neumann, Bryan Stephenson
Toreadorables Agnes – Kimberly Leet
Marjorie May – Rosemarie Comito
Geraldine – Dona Thorson
Cigar – Robert Braudt
Pastey – Jim Coloff
Gladiator Girls – Sherri Blecker, Lacretia Eck
Tessie Tura – Pamela M. Mack
Mazeppa – Lisa Michele Wheeler
Electra – Lisa Marie Miller
Garden of Eden Girls – Rosemarie Comito, Kimberly Leet, Dona Thorson, Lisa Michele Wheeler, Pamela M. Mack, Lisa Marie Miller, Sherri Blecker, Lacretia Eck
Renee – Lacretia Eck
Phil – Robert Braudt
Bougeron-Cochon – Kirk Schultz


Conductor – Kathleen Tibben
Bass – Steve Karli
Trombone – Martin Limbird
Percussion – Marty Miller
Trombone – Mike Nagovan
Trumpet – Bion Pierson
Flute – Jane Rickard
Trumpet – David Stepheson
Piano – Marilyn Trow

Production Team

Guest Director – Michael Brindisi
Stage Manager – Mark D. Leslie
Assistant Stage Manager – Lesa Radloff
Musical Director – Kathleen Tibben
Scenic/Lighting Designer – Wayne A. Mikos
Costume Designer – Jane Cox

Read the articles in the Iowa State Daily and the Ames Tribune.