Washougal residents will perform in upcoming play

Local residents Genny Billington and Jessica Hatton will appear in the Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy’s upcoming production of “Gypsy.”

It will be a family production, as both girls will be performing on stage with their brothers, John Billington and Cameron Hatton, and their mothers, Wendi Billington and Stephanie Hatton.

“Gypsy,” is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother who will stop at nothing to make her daughter a star.

The family takes a trip across the United States during the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born.

It features songs such as, “Let Me Entertain Me,” “Some People,” “If Momma Was Married,” “You Gotta Get a Gimmick,” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”

It will be performed at the Fort Vancouver High School auditorium, 5700 East 18th St., Vancouver. Performances will be held Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. performance on Saturday as well.

Tickets are on sale and available for purchase online at www.gypsy.eventbrite.com.

Prices are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. This show is not recommended for children under 12 years old.

For more information, call Stephanie Hatton at 798-8672 or slhatton@comcast.net.

The Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy offers arts education and community theatre.

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