Everything’s coming up roses and mistletoe at Signature Theatre. That’s the plan, anyway. Tonight the theater opens what it hopes will be a high-grossing holiday production of the classic musical Gypsy. Sherri L. Edelen—a go-to actress when Signature requires a lady just-so-slightly long in the tooth—will star as Mama Rose, the original overbearing stage mother, made famous by the likes of Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, and Bernadette Peters. Signature has long specialized in the musicals of Stephen Sondheim, and that’s what Gypsy is—sort of. Arthur Laurents wrote the book and Jule Styne, the music. Sondheim wrote only the lyrics, but they’re pretty darn famous refrains, including, “And if you’re real good, I’ll make you feel good.” Not terribly profound. But if a musical about a child vaudeville star-turned-stripper rings your jingle bells, by all means, let them entertain you. The show runs Dec. 17 to Jan. 24 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $29–$69. (703) 820-9771. signature-theatre.org.