Charles Troy Presents

The Creation of


Wed, Aug 2  1:30 pm     Tickets: $15

Librettist Arthur Laurents signed on to producer David Merrick's musicalization of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee's autobiography when he realized the show should really not be about her, but about her impossible stage mother. Young Stephen Sondheim and veteran tunesmith Jule Styne were then forced to pair up by the dictates of star Ethel Merman — and went on to write one the most memorable scores in Broadway history. See Judy Rossignuolo-Rice interpret all of Mama Rose’s famous songs, accompanied by Bernie Rice as Herbie and Beckie Menzie on the piano.


Charles Troy, popular speaker and presenter, is an acclaimed musical theatre historian and graphic designer. He has created over 50 multi-media presentations and had presented his work to countless local and national audiences. His work has also been published in The Sondheim Review.


Upcoming Presentations:


Wed, Sept 6 at 1:30 pm - More of Loesser


Wed, Oct 4 at 1:30 pm - From Russia to Berlin: A Century of Irving (Part 1 of 4)

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