A Spectacular “Gypsy” Opens Tonight and Saturday For 2-Weekend Run at Hingham Town Hall Theater

Ann McCoy, as Mamma Rose, wows with her finale, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” (Photo by Kerry Tondorf)

April 12, 2024 By Roy Harris

Curtain’s Up for “Gypsy” at 7:30 tonight and Saturday (April 12-13) as a stunning production of the hit musical opens at Hingham Town Hall’s Sanborn Auditorium. The production closes with two shows next weekend: Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m., and ending with a Sunday 2 p.m. matinee.

As Mamma Rose, Hingham Civic Music Theatre features Hingham’s Ann McCoy in a stunning rendition of a classic show that features Stephen-Sondheim-and-Jule-Styne hits like “Everything’s Coming Up Roses“ and “Let Me Entertain You.” But the supporting cast is no less spectacular—led by Hingham’s Alexa Hartman and Cohasset’s Madison Pratt as Rose’s grown-up daughters, Louise and June, respectively. https://www.hinghamanchor.com/broadway-hit-gypsy-is-hingham-civic-musics-next-show-opening-april-12-in-the-town-hall-theater/

Playing Louise, who becomes famed entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee, is Alexa Hartman. (Photo by Kerry Tondorf)

In addition, says the production’s veteran director, Steve Dooner: “This performance of ‘Gypsy’ is true collaborative theater. There is such a clear effort by dedicated and talented people who have come together to tell a theater story they believe is as important as it is entertaining.” Adds Dooner, “I personally love seeing all the work by technicians, costumers, choreographers, musicians and performers—who all want this show to be a smash!”

Opposite McCoy is Mamma Rose’s love interest, and agent, Herbie, played by Brendan Smith. As Rose’s dancing daughters in their younger years, Louise and June are played, respectively, by Winslow Levin and Izzy Remington. And for many scenes the stage is filled with a variety of amazingly-attired striptease artists—in a musical where the costumes often steal the scene.

Ann McCoy, as Mamma Rose, gets a lesson in striptease dancing from dancer Tessie Tura, played by Kristen Huberdeau. (Photo by Kerry Tondorf)

Tickets are on sale at tickets@HCMT.org for all four performances at Sanborn, 210 Central St. General admission is $25, with $20 for seniors or students, and group-sale tickets (for 10 or more) $18.


Roy Harris, a semi-retired journalist living in the World’s End area, plays Momma Rose’s “Pop” in the show.

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