BWW Previews: CRAZY FOR YOU at Wright State University

Wright State University Theatre continues its 44th season in the Festival Playhouse with the wildly popular musical: CRAZY FOR YOU, running from November 1nd - November 18th. This show has been adored by fans for generations with a score full of such show tunes as "Slap That Bass," "Naughty Baby," and "I Got Rhythm." The original production opened on Broadway in 1992. This hit musical won the Tony Award and Olivier Award in London for Best Musical, and played for a record 1,622 performances on Broadway!

Experience a truly delightful homage to the beloved, optimistic musicals of the 1930s: a world of showgirls and cowboys, in which a city boy and a country girl reconcile their differences, fall in love, and save a theater, the old-fashioned way. It features some of the best tap-dancing sequences you'll ever cast your eyes on!!!

When this smash hit musical comedy opened on Broadway in 1992, Frank Rich of the New York Times 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..!"

Crazy for You is directed by WSU's Chair, Joe Deer (Chicago; No, No, Nanette; Peter Pan), with assistance by Vern Brown, musical direction by Scot Woolley (9 to 5; No, No, Nannette), and features choreography by Teressa Wylie McWilliams (Chicago; Fiddler on the Roof). Sets are designed by David J. Castellano (You Can' Take It With You; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), lighting by Matthew P. Benjamin (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), costumes by Elizabeth Bourgeosi (No, No, Nanette), properties by Terry Webb (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), sound by Silas Sheckles (Fiddler on the Roof), and stage management by Lydia Patchett (Dance Concert).

Featured onstage as Bobby Child is Joey Kennedy, as Bela Zangler is Will Graber, as Polly Baker is Taylor Patrick, as Irene Roth is Celia Arthur, as Eugene Fodor is Sam Maxwell, as Patricia Fodor is Dana Bixler, as Lank Hawkins is David Emery, as Everett Baker, is Joe Green, as Mother (Mrs. Lottie Child) is Madeline Musico. The ensemble features Jordan Garcia, Jonathan Crawford, Jeremy Farley, Hunter Minor, Dylan Tacker, Christopher Wells, Aaron Rooitman, Zion Newton, Megan Arseneau, Laura Blaufuss, Rita Cavicchia, Robin Dunavant, Nicole Fredette, Sierra Miller, Molly Seybert, Allison Syvertsen, Michaella Waickman, and Elly Wood.

Performances are November 1, 7, 8, 15 at 7:00p; November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8:00p; November 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 2:00p. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $15 for students and $23 for seniors.

For tickets and theatre information call the Box Office at (937) 775-2500,

or purchase single tickets online at

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