Gypsy A Musical Fable cast
Caption: The Educational Theatre Collaborative is performing Gypsy: A Musical Fable at The Flying Monkey in Plymouth, NH. Opening night is Wednesday, January 17. From left, cast members Jenna Leigh Miller of New York City, Maddie Starr Wicker of Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, and Fran Page of Plymouth.

Art educators are invited to participate in the 29th Annual Integrated Arts Conference Jan. 19 

The Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) at Plymouth State University will perform the musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable at The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center in Plymouth, NH, on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, through Sunday, January 21, 2024. Tickets are available for purchase online at  

"What a great cast and musical to end my 29 years of directing ETC!” said Professor of Integrated Arts Trish Lindberg. “I couldn't ask for a more committed and talented group of performers and staff to bring to life our production of Gypsy. We are having such a great time creating together." 

Lindberg will be retiring as the artistic director of ETC this year. Based at Plymouth State University, ETC was co-founded in 1994 by Lindberg and Professor of Music Emeritus Dan Perkins in partnership with Plymouth Elementary School and Friends of the Arts. Over the past three decades, ETC has produced popular performances such as Fiddler on the Roof, Peter Pan, Oliver!, Strega Nona, Annie, Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, and many more. 

ETC performers come from all over central New Hampshire, including the greater Plymouth area.  

The more than 30 main cast members include leads Jenna Leigh Miller of New York City as Rose, the overbearing stage mother; Maddie Starr Wicker of Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, as Louise, Rose’s daughter; and Fran Page of Plymouth as Herbie, Rose’s love interest and booking agent. 

Another 12 child actors are featured in the opening act.  


Wednesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. 
Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m. 

Friday, January 19 at 7 p.m. 

Saturday, January 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Sunday, January 21 at 2 p.m. 

Tickets are available for purchase online at   

Based on the book written by Arthur Laurents and the 1957 memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Gypsy: A Musical Fable follows the tumultuous journey of Rose, an ambitious and domineering stage mother, as she pushes her two daughters, Louise and June, into the world of show business during the vaudeville era. It features many songs that have become popular staples such as “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “Let Me Entertain You.” 

Over the past six decades, the role of Rose has been embodied by many well-known stars of stage and screen, such as Patti LuPone, Bette Midler, Angela Lansbury, and Ethel Merman. 

On Friday, January 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Common Man Inn in Plymouth is hosting the 29th Annual Integrated Arts Conference, led and organized by Lindberg. Dozens of elementary and secondary classroom teachers, administrators, arts educators, and artists are welcome to participate in workshops and give presentations on this year’s theme of integrating arts in Science Technology Arts Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum. Registration is available online at

“We love bringing together artists and educators for the annual Integrated Arts Conference,” said Lindberg. “It is a wonderful opportunity for sharing the power of the arts." 

ETC is a collaborative venture of PSU and is co-sponsored by the Common Man Family of Restaurants. It has been recognized for bringing people together in a caring and nurturing environment to create the magic of musical theatre for all ages for more than 25 years. ETC received the Moss Hart Trophy from the New England Theatre Conference for its original musical production entitled “Marking the Moment” celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Plymouth, NH. 

To learn more about the Educational Theatre Collaborative, visit