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Crazy For You

Music and Lyrics by GEORGE and IRA GERSHWIN
Book by KEN LUDWIG
Opened on Broadway on February 19, 1992 at the Shubert Theatre.

Plot Synopsis

Crazy For You is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930's playboy, whose dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be-ex-fiancee, Bobby achieves his dream! Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can't Be Bothered Now, Bidin' My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can't Take That Away From Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. It's a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.

[Plot synposis from Tams Witmark ]

 

Songs from the Show - Act One

Overture Orchestra
K-RA-ZY For You Bobby
I Can't Be Bothered Now Bobby and Follies Girls
Bidin' My Time Cowboy Trio and Cowboys
Things Are Looking Up Bobby
Could You Use Me? Bobby and Polly
Shall We Dance? Bobby and Polly
Girls Enter Nevada Follies Girls
Someone To Watch Over Me Polly
Slap That Bass Bobby and Company
Embraceable you Bobby and Polly
Tonight's The Night Cowboys and Follies Girls
I Got Rhythm Polly and Company

Songs from the Show - Act Two

The Real American Folk Song Cowboy Trio
What Causes That? Bobby and Zangler
Naughty Baby Irene, Lank and Cowboys
Stiff Upper Lip Eugene, Patricia, Bobby, Polly and Company
They Can't Take That Away From Me Bobby
But Not For Me Polly
Nice Work If You Can Get It Bobby and Follies Girls
French Reprise: Bidin' My Time Cowboy Trio
Finale Company

 

2004-2005 Production

Presented November 19-27, 2004 at Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa

 

Cast

NEW YORK CHARACTERS  
Bela Zangler Michael Wenzowski
Tess Leah Cogan
Patsy Reba Sigler
Mitzi Natalie Cross
Elaine Christa Cullain
Louise Lucille Warren
Susie Erin O'Farrell
Betsy Laurel MacDonald
Margie Caroline Stevens
Sheila Rachel Cyr
Vera Debbie Kaplan
Bobby Child Derek Eyamie
Mother/Lottie Child Sharron McGuirl
Irene Cindy Beaton
Mary/Chorus Dawn Miller
Helen/Chorus Shawna Morgan
Leslie/Chorus Candace Ledbetter
Rita/Chorus Patricia Kell
Eve/Showgirl #1 Jillian Lackey
Liza/Showgirl #2 Ava Williams
Joan/Showgirl #3 Jenni Bennett-Gilmour
DEADROCK CHARACTERS  
Polly Baker Tricia Lackey
Lank Hawkins Rob Singlehurst
Everett Baker Tony Adams
Patricia Fodor Maureen Johnson
Eugene Fodor Jim Tanner
Moose Tim Hillock
Mingo Shaun Toohey
Harry/Stage Manager Andrew Wiseman
Billy Patrick McCarthy
Wyatt/Director Matt Minter
Junior Alain Patry
Pete/Director John Connolly
Custus/Chauffeur Gordon Guest
Jimmy/Director Joey de Carle
Wally/Feature Dancer Danny Lawn
Henry/Chorus John Rasmussen

 

Orchestra

Under the direction of Drummond Hudson

Violins Ioan Harea, Brigitte Amyot, Nancy Eadie
Cello Steve Smith
Reeds Mike Mullin, Andy Frechette, Brian Boggs, David Renaud
French Horn Keith Estabrook
Trumpets Carmelo Scaffidi, Ken Isles
Trombone Marlene Hudson
Trombone, Tuba Mike Eastbrooks
Guitar Craid Kennedy
Bass Sol Gunner
Keyboard Cheryl Jarvis Woods, Paul Legault
Percussion Art Beers, Don Johnson

 

Production Team

Executive Producer Lena Triebe
Production Coordinator Kathleen Arbour
Director Marylen Milenkovic
Musical Director Drum Hudson
Choreographer Denise Smith, Chemay Forrester
Production Assistant Jessica Everett
Accompanists Paul Legault, Cheryl Woods
Set Designer Paul Gardner
Scenic Artist Nancy Solman
Costume Designer Joy Lackey
Costume Production Manager Sandi Mish
Wardrobe Mistress Sandi Mish, Joy Lackey
Cutter Karole Kidd-Witiuk
Lighting Designer Chris Amott
Sound Designer Michael Brown
Properties Designers Penny Koch, Cathy McKechnie
Stage Manager Heather Forsyth
Assistant Stage Managers Kim MacDonald, Monique McCormack
Technical Director Neil Monkman
Master Carpenter Steve Jones
Makeup and Hair Designer Sue Dacey

 

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