Melinda Meeng as "Rose"

42nd Street Moon Brings “Gypsy” to San Francisco

San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon (Daniel Thomas, Executive Artistic Director and Daren A.C. Carollo, Producing Artistic Director) has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming concert presentation of the Tony Award-winning GYPSY.

GYPSY, suggested by the memoirs of legendary burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee, features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Before coming to San Francisco, GYPSY IN CONCERT will perform on Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Theatre (1 W. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008).

Then the production moves within Bay Area ferry range to The City on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. at The Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102). Tickets are $45 (General Admission) and may be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at

42nd Street Moon’s GYPSY IN CONCERT will be directed by Daren A.C. Carollo, with choreography by Staci Arriaga and music direction by Daniel Thomas.

The jewel of Broadway’s Golden Age, GYPSY boasts an incomparable score, a brilliantly conceived book, and one of the greatest leading roles ever to grace the Broadway stage.
Regarded by many as the finest musical ever created, Gypsy is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success – while secretly yearning for her own.

The celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim boasts one glorious hit after another, including: “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “Small World,” and “Together Wherever We Go.”

GYPSY is a masterpiece of American musical theatre – part morality tale, part show-business fable; at once an incredible character study and a reflection of our own foibles; grounded in a true story, but surrounded by the flash and facade of the stage,” says Executive Artistic Director Daniel Thomas.

“And of course, in Mama Rose you have one of the truly great characters ever written for the theatre. When you add the score by Styne and Sondheim – full of songs that drive the story, deepen your understanding of the characters, and yet stand on their own as classic show tunes – you’re in for an amazing evening of entertainment.”

Melinda Meeng stars as Rose. She was last seen on the Moon stage, many moons ago, in the 2003 season production of Finian’s Rainbow. Additional theatre credits include Mamma Mia (Tanya), A Chorus Line (Diana Morales), Man of La Mancha( Aldonza), The King & I (Lady Thiang), South Pacific (Bloody Mary, Shellie Award Winner), and many more.