BWW TV: First Look at Sam Lips, SuEllen Estey and More in CRAZY FOR YOU at Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the classic Gershwin musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU. Performances run from July 27 through August 17 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below!
Featuring a down and out tycoon, a theatre in need of saving, a slew of leggy show girls, and a bunch of rednecks from Nevada, this Gershwin song and dance extravaganza is chock full of classic songs ("I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me") and toe-tapping choreography.
Sam Lips (Broadway: Cinderella, Pippin; National Tours: Pippin, Wicked) stars as Bobby Child, a rich man from New York sent to foreclose on a run-down theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Despite the impending foreclosure, Polly Baker, played by Katerina Papacostas (National Tour: Evita), is determined to keep the beloved theatre in her town alive. Patrick Oliver Jones (National Tours: The Addams Family, Evita) will be portraying New York theatre owner Bela Zangler. Playing the demanding Mrs. Child, Bobby's mother, is SuEllen Estey (Broadway: Sweeney Todd, Barnum, State Fair). LilyAnn Carlson (National Tour: Elf) plays the sophisticated, on-the-prowl Irene opposite Thomas Schario's Lank (National Tour: Nice Work if You Can Get It), and Colleen Hayes (National Tour: Catch Me if You Can) and Lizz Picini (Regional: FLMTF, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Ogunquit Playhouse) liven the stage as showgirls Patsy and Tess. The company is rounded out by Michael Antico, Aaron Burr, Victoria Casillo, Andy Frank, Tim Fuchs, Sebastian Goldberg, Blayne Gregg-Miller, AJ Hunsucker, Aimee Lane, Megan McLaughlin, Joey Ortolani, Michael Persson, Emily JeAnne Phillips, Charles South, Gabi Stapula and Anthony Sullivan, Jr.
The show is directed and choreographed by Parker Esse with musical direction by Jeff Theiss. The scenic design is by Czerton Lim, costume design by Tiffany Howard, lighting design by Dan Ozminkowski and sound design by Ryan Kilcourse.