Riverside Theatre to Stage CRAZY FOR YOU in 2015; Cast Announced!
Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, continues its 2014-2015 season with the Gershwin smash-hit musical, Crazy For You. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical, Crazy For You plays the Stark Stage from January 13 - February 1, 2015 and is sponsored by Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers.
Bobby Child is the rich son of a banking family with dreams of getting on the Broadway stage in the Zangler Follies. When he auditions for Mr. Zangler and fails miserably, a dejected Bobby is given two options - marry his overzealous fiancée or foreclose on an abandoned theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Upon arrival in Nevada, Bobby instantly falls in love with the town's postmistress and decides he must stay and save the theatre. He convinces the residents he is a big-time Broadway producer and the denizens of the once sleepy town come alive with the prospect of a big show comprised of fancy showgirls and local townsfolk. Mistaken identities and comedic plot twists ensue as a bevy of characters converge on Deadrock for a toe-tapping, high-energy musical comedy full of classic songs and thrilling dance numbers.
Winner of three Tony Awards, this dynamic musical's dazzling score includes "I Got Rhythm," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Embraceable You," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," and many more!
Largely based on George and Ira's 1930 musical Girl Crazy, Crazy For You incorporates songs from other Gershwin productions and an updated book by Ken Ludwig. It opened on Broadway in February 1992 and ran for 1,622 performances. A production on London's West End played for nearly three years.
Riverside Theatre's production of Crazy For You is Directed by James Brennan and stars: Drew Nellessen (Bobby Child), Abby Church (Polly Baker), James Beaman (Bella Zangler), Stacey Harris (Irene Roth), John O'Creagh (Everett Baker), Tony Lawson (Lank Hawkins), Eve Plumb (Mother), Marcus Stevens (Eugene Fodor), Joanie Brittingham (Patricia Fodor), and Karen Hyland (Tess).
The ensemble is comprised of: Michael Biren, Molly Jean Blodgett, Courtney Brady, Lauren Defilippo, Elise Dwenger, Sarah Fagan, Jerry Gallagher, Natalia Lepore Hagan, Beverly Jensen, Devin Johnson, Ben Laxton, Ben Liebert, Michael McGurk, Rob Reynolds, and Darius Wright.
The creative team includes: Deanna Dys (Choreographer), Ken Clifton (Music Director), Michael Anania (Scenic Designer), Julie Duro (Lighting Designer), Kurt Alger (Costume/Wig Designer), Craig Beyrooti (Sound Designer), Mark Johnson (Stage Manager) and Amy Bertacini (Assistant Stage Manager). Casting was done in New York City by Wojcik / Seay Casting.
Crazy For You performs January 13 - February 1, 2015 on the Stark Stage at Riverside Theatre. Tickets start at $35. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or online at www.riversidetheatre.com. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7:30pm; Opening Night (the first Tuesday performance), Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm; with matinees on Wednesdays, select Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.