Reston Players open 50th season with ‘Gypsy’ Friday

Baby June in RCP's "Gypsy"/Credit: RCP

The Reston Community Players open their 50th season this weekend with the classic musical Gypsy.

Gypsy is based on the memoirs of famous burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee, and focuses on her mother Rose — the ultimate stage mom.

Gypsy/RCPTheatre critic Clive Barnes once described the character of Rose as “one of the few truly complex characters in the American musical.”

The multi-Tony Award winning musical, first staged in the 1950s, has music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents.

Here is what you need to know:

Performances are at CenterStage at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods.

Shows are Oct. 21 to Nov. 12. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with Sunday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 matinees at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $25 ($21 for seniors/students). Call 703-476-4500 or visit

Other productions this season include Vanya and Sonia and Masha…and Spike, Rock of Ages and Private Lives. Visit the Reston Community Players website for more information.

RCP could use volunteer ushers for the shows. Here is how to sign up.

Photos courtesy Reston Community Players

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