The Stage Company and Music Department will present George and Ira Gershwin’s historic musical, CRAZY FOR YOU, on November 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 pm in the Blake Auditorium. The story follows the adventures and misadventures a New York singer and dancer named Bobby, who falls for a beautiful theatre gal named Polly.
Crazy for You is a romantic love musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music byGeorge Gershwin. Billed as “The New Gershwin Musical Comedy”, it is largely based on the songwriting team’s 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but incorporates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. In his review in The New York Times, Frank Rich wrote, “When future historians try to find the exact moment at which Broadway finally rose up to grab the musical back from the British, they just may conclude that the revolution began last night. The shot was fired at the Shubert Theater, where a riotously entertaining show called Crazy for You uncorked the American musical’s classic blend of music, laughter, dancing, sentiment and showmanship with a freshness and confidence rarely seen during the Cats decade . . . Crazy for You scrapes away decades of cabaret and jazz and variety-show interpretations to reclaim the Gershwins’ standards, in all their glorious youth, for the dynamism of the stage.”
The show features Tony Award-winning music by the great Gershwin Brothers and includes popular favorites such as Embraceable You, Slap That Bass, I Can’t Worry About It Now, Crazy for You, I’ve Got Rhythm andmany more toe-tapping songs!