Tribute to Dick Perry

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Hycee, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Hycee

    Hycee New Friend

    Mar 9, 2009
    I recently finished another run of Gypsy, a show I never get tired of playing (as long as I play the overture solo) and I became interested in the history of the show. I found a book called Original Story by Arthur Laurents in which he talks, very candidly about the production of Gypsy. One of the stories was about opening night at the Broadway theater. I will quote:
    "Opening night, the audience burst into applause during the overture. Jule [Styne], standing near the back against a side wall with Steve [Sondheim] and me [Atrhur Laurents], cried: "They're applauding my music! They're applauding my music!"
    "They're applauding the trumpet player, Steve said."

    Dick Perry, we all applaud you.
  2. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    Gypsy Ouverture original cast 1959 - YouTube

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