Photo Flash: First Look at Noah Racey in Music Circus' CRAZY FOR YOU
Playing Bobby Child, a 1930s New Yorker who goes all the way to a nearly abandoned Nevada mining town to find the girl of his dreams, will be award-winning Broadway song-and-dance man Racey, who has performed on Broadway in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Follies, Curtains and Never Gonna Dance. Playing the feisty Polly Baker, the object of Bobby's affection, will be Anne Horak, whose Broadway and touring credits include Young Frankenstein and White Christmas.
Aaron Serotsky, who played in August: Osage County on Broadway and in the 2011 Music Circus production of Oliver!, will play Lank Hawkins. Elisa Van Duyne, whose Broadway credits include Finian's Rainbow, 110 In The Shade and Beauty and the Beast, will play Irene Roth. Matthew Shepard, whose Broadway credits include Wonderful Town, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Beauty and the Beast, will play Bela Zangler. Mother will be played by Broadway veteran Alix Korey, whose Broadway credits include All Shook Up, 45 Seconds from Broadway and Chicago. In the ensemble is Luke Hawkins, a Sacramento native who now lives in New York City and who, in addition to performing in a number of Music Circus shows, has both Broadway and regional theater credits.
Crazy for You, with book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and music by George Gershwin, features the songs "Embraceable You," "Shall We Dance?," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," and "Nice Work If You Can Get It," among many other Gershwin favorites. The Broadway production, which opened in 1992 and ran for nearly four years, won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Choreography (Susan Stroman), as well as Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Choreography. This will be the 3rd Music Circus production of the show.
Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best New Musical, Crazy for You has everything you love about good old-fashioned musical comedy, making it a show that all ages will enjoy. The 2012 Music Circus production of Crazy for You will be directed by James Brennan, who was the last person to play the role of Bobby Child in the Broadway production. The Choreographer is Deanna L. Dys and Music Director is Dennis Castellano.
Music Circus is produced under the leadership of California Musical Theatre Artistic Director Glenn Casale and Associate Producer Scott Klier. California Musical Theatre Executive Producer is Richard Lewis.
Crazy for You is the final show of the highly successful 62nd Music Circus season. For tickets, scheduling and more information, visit www.SacramentoMusicCircus.com.
Photo credit: Charr Crail
Noah Racey as Bobby Child