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72- GA00Tm, 00Friday, S00pt:200 - Sept. 28, 2000 'Gypsy' pulls out the stops with Second Street Players in September After opening Sept. 16 as the theatrical presentation of the An- nual Trustees Dinner Theatre Gala, Second Street Players' pro- duction of the award-winning musical, "Gypsy," continues Sept. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and Oct. 1. The musical version of the life of Gypsy Rose Lee and her stage mother of all stage mothers, Ma- ma Rose, "Gypsy" features actors of elementary school age up to those of parents and grandparents generations. A cast of 43 commu- nity theatre actors and musicians takes the audience through more than a decade in the lives of Rose and her daughters as they travel from talent shows at the Elks Club to vaudeville, and finally, to a burlesque hall where Baby Louise evolves into Gypsy Rose Lee. According to Rosanne Pack, players' board president and "Gypsy" producer, audience reac- tion at the dinner theatre perform- ance was extremely enthusiastic. She said, even before Saturday night's performance, several of the public performances were fill- ing up. "We had a capacity crowd for dinner theatre," she said. "After the production, many said they thought 'Gypsy' was the best the- atrical production they had seen for a Second Street gala. The au- dience was very responsive dur- ing the performance, and ex- tremely complimentary after the show. We think that word of mouth will increase our ticket sales even more; those who plan to attend are encouraged to make reservations soon." Director Kenney Workman said the large number of talented chil- dren and teenagers in the show make it wonderful family enter- tainment. He said audiences also like to hear familiar Steven Sond- heim songs such as "Small World," "Let Me Entertain You," "If Momma Was Married" and "Everything's Coming Up Ros- es." Actor Chris Annand agreed that the show is one that appeals to a wide range of audiences. 'Td say 'Gypsy' appeals to audiences that like to laugh, cry, sing, dance, go to plays," he said. "There's some- thing for everybody in this show." Timothy Cannon, cast member and costume designer, echoed Annand's words. He said, "Any- one who likes to be entertained and amazed, and to have an occa- sional good laugh is going to love 'Gypsy.'" Cannon not only sings and dances in the show, he is re- sponsible for creating strippers' costumes from a few feathers, some rhinestones, a little leather and lots of glitz. "Gypsy" is performed Sept. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and Oct. 1; Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees, 3 p.m., at the Riverfront Theatrre, Milford. Seats are reserved; all tickets are $12 for Friday and Saturday pro- ductions; senior citizens and stu- dents pay a discounted price of $10 for matinees only. For reser- vations, call 302-422-0220. Rosanne Pack photo Becky to Becki, cast members of Second Street Players' production of "Gypsy," Becky Chambers Gaffney, left, and Becki Polk portray Gypsy Rose Lee and Mama Rose as they finally reconcile their differences. "Gypsy" continues for two weekends at the Riverfront Theatre in Milford Seventeen Miles, ] Hundreds of O SAIL IArlTH US TO THE BARGAINS. lake advantage of '% Fare To Remember," the Cape May-Lewes Ferry's unique coupon program for walk-on passengers. Through October 15, your $15.5o ticket gets you round-trip foot passen- ger service, shoreside trans- portation and a book of coupons -good at hundreds of merchants displaying the "A Fare To Remember" decal. Sail with us to New Jersey and take a shuttle ride to the charming, historic shops in Victorian Cape May. Enjoy a day filled with food, fashion, fun and adventure. Call (3o2) 644-6030 for information. FOR RESERVATIONS 1-800-64-FERRY FOR DEPARTURE TIMES CAlL (301) 416-115S