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Crazy For You

 

 

 

 

Director : Sarah Redman

Musical Director : Tony Castro

Choreographer: Anthony Whiteman

Set & Costume Design : Amy Yardley

Sound Designer : Chris Tanton

Light Designer : Jack Weir

Crazy for You is a romantic comedy musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin.

 

Billed as "The New Gershwin Musical Comedy", it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical Girl Crazy, but also incorporates songs from several other productions.

 

Crazy for You is the classic tale of a boy, a girl, and a theater in need of salvation.

 

Stage-struck Bobby Child works as a banker for his overbearing mother, Lottie, but spends his off hours practicing dance routines and sneaking in to audition for Zangler’s Follies, the most popular show in New York City. 

 

Unfortunately, Bobby’s showbiz career is going nowhere, and his strident fiance is insisting that he name the date, so when Lottie demands that he investigate a far-away customer who has defaulted on a mortgage, Bobby jumps at the chance to get out of town.

 

Arriving in hot, quiet Deadrock, Nevada, Bobby falls for Polly Baker, whose father happens to own the beautiful, but decaying, Gaiety Theatre, which he has been sent to seize.

 

Now lovestruck, Bobby comes up with a plan: call in his friends, the Follies Girls, all the way from New York City, cast the locals-- a bunch of rundown cowboys with latent musical talent--and put on a show to save the old building. How could anything go wrong?

 

With a fast-paced and light-hearted script by Ludwig, and a collection of the most beloved tunes of George and Ira Gershwin, including the day-dreamy “Can’t Be Bothered Now”, the catchy, high-energy “Slap That Bass”, and the plaintive, romantic “Someone To Watch Over Me”, Crazy For You is a truly delightful homage to the beloved, optimistic musicals of the 1930s: a world of showgirls and cowboys, in which a city boy and a country girl reconcile their differences, fall in love, and save a theatre, the old-fashioned way.

"I got Rhythm’ at the end of the show is a real showstopper"

Musical Theatre Review

 

"A remarkably detailed and accomplished production…of truly West End quality"

British Theatre