Take the Journey of a Lifetime.
Andrew Abrams, Artistic Director; Krystal Lonsdale, Managing Director
Capital City Theatre is proud to announce it's 2016 production of Gypsy! The show will star Michele Ragusa as Rose, and Liz Griffith as Louise! Some of Michele's Broadway credits include Ragtime, Young Frankenstein, Urinetown, and Titanic. Some of Liz's favorite credits are: Kristina and Showboat at Carnegie Hall; Kristina at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
What's Gypsy About?
Speculated by many (including NY Times critic Ben Brantley) to be the greatest of all American musicals, Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, entitled Gypsy: Memoirs of America’s Most Celebrated Stripper. The memoir and the musical focus on the story of Gypsy Rose Lee’s mother, Rose, and earned Rose a place in the theatrical and literary canon as the quintessential, archetypal “Stage Mother.” The musical features songs that have become standards of the musical theatre canon, including “Some People,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Rose’s Turn,” and the show-stopping, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”
WHAT WE DO
Balancing both cutting edge and classic works, Capital City Theatre is Madison, Wisconsin's newest professional musical theatre company. We employ top national and local talent, and groom young, future stars to keep the arts vibrant and exciting for audiences in Madison -- and around the country. We are the place for great artists to showcase their performing, writing, composing, directing, and design talent and explore new projects and ideas.
Developed and run by Artistic Director, Andrew Abrams and Director of Education, Gail Becker, our successful and long-running Find Your Light and College Prep 101 programs help prepare high school, college, and young professionals for a auditions, careers, and avocations in the wonderful world of music theatre.
Programs for ages 13-15, 14-18, 16-Adult.
THE COOL HAPS.
Check here for our latest events, from full productions, to student shows, to artist and donor dinners, showcases and galas. We put on great shows and events with partners like ETC, Campo di Bello Winery and Farm and other wonderful hosts throughout the year.
We have a special place in our hearts -- and in our theatre seats -- for you! Get pre-sale discounts for ALL Capital City performances, reserved, premium seating, cast meet-and-greets, private set and backstage tours, discount vouchers to share with friends, show posters, 10% discounts, and more!
Ticket sales only support about 40% of a theatre company's expenses. Our goal is to be Madison's first professional, regional musical theatre company, bring inspiring and engaging musical theatre to our audiences, and make Madison a go-to place for creators in the arts. You can help share your love of stagecraft, dance, and song!