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'Gypsy' comes of age on stage
Musical fable opens this weekend in Clarkesville
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When: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 1-4 and Aug. 8-11
Where: Habersham Community Theater, 1370 Washington St., Clarkesville
Cost: $16 adults, $11 children

“Gypsy,” a musical fable inspired by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, will open tonight at Habersham Community Theatre in Clarkesville.

Performances will 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday from Aug. 1-4 and Aug. 8-11.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $11 for children and full-time students. To buy tickets, call 706-839-1315 or visit

“Gypsy” is the story of the quintessential stage mother, Rose Hovick, and her two daughters, June and Louise. The plot follows their journey through a dying vaudeville scene and Rose’s determination to make June a star. It’s about the coming of age for Baby June and the young Louise, leaving Rose with the realization she should have been the star. Even the grown up Louise, as Gypsy Rose Lee, says at the end to Rose she “would have really been something.”

Laura Owenby portrays Mama Rose, Hannah Holliday is Gypsy Rose Lee, Jane Marie Price plays June and Jack Molnar portrays Herbie. Some 29 adults and children have been cast in numerous roles, some in more than one.

Co-directors are Millie Adcox and Alta Moseley. Bob Smith is the musical director while Carrie E. Elrod is choreographer.

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