Weds 29 April – Saturday 2 May 2020
CRAZY FOR YOU is an award winning Gershwin extravaganza filled with song, dance and hilarious dialogue. It won ‘Best Musical’ at the Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway in 1992 and a year later it won ‘Best New Musical‘ at the Lawrence Olivier Awards.
Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can’t Be Bothered Now, Bidin’ My Time, I Got Rhythm, Slap That Bass, 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.
Set in the 1930s, Bobby Child is a talented song & dance man, longing for a life in the theatre. He’s sent away on business by his domineering mother to the run-down, gold mining town of Deadrock, Nevada to foreclose the Gaiety Theatre.
Once there, despite already having a fiancée, he falls in love with the feisty Polly, daughter of the theatre owner. Failing to impress her, he dreams up the idea to put on a magnificent show to raise money for the theatre in order to save it.
The elaborate plot involves Bobby impersonating Bela Zangler (an established New York producer) & inviting the glamorous dancing follies to support his cast of singing, dancing cowboys. All this goes awry when no-one comes to see the show on opening night. Then Bobby’s fiancée, Irene, turns up followed by the real Zangler. Bobby confesses to Polly who can’t forgive his deceit.
The path of true love rarely runs smoothly, but the town is reinvigorated, the theatre is saved, and eventually the two fall in love.
Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 10 mins (including 20 minute interval) TBC
Our Brand New Sir Doug Ellis lounge bar will approximately one hour before the show.
Age Guidance: 16+ | Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Please note, this is an amateur production.