Theatre By The Sea's CRAZY FOR YOU Runs Through 7/11

Theatre By The Sea's CRAZY FOR YOU Runs Through 7/11

Theatre By The Sea owner and producer Bill Hanney, Producing Artistic Director Amiee Turner and Managing Producer Joel Kipper are proud to announce the opening of the Tony Award-winning Gershwin extravaganza, Crazy For You, sponsored by Meridian Printing.

Set in the 1930s, this TBTS premiere follows Bobby Child, the son of a wealthy New York banking family, whose desire in life is to dance on Broadway. Despite protests from his mother and fiancée, Bobby flees to Deadrock, Nevada, where he

Theatre By The Sea's CRAZY FOR YOU Runs Through 7/11

meets the feisty local postmistress and falls in love. This high energy musical comedy features mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers, memorable Gershwin tunes including "Someone to Watch Over Me," "I Got Rhythm," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," and "Embraceable You" and the curtain falling on (of course) a finale of utter bliss!

Producing Artistic Director Amiee Turner, who directed last season's highly acclaimed productions of George M! and Evita, returns to the director's chair and is joined by music director Andrew Smithson, who music directed both Ain't Misbehavin' and The Producers during the summer of 2008 and Barbara Hartwig, who will be recreating Susan Stroman's original Broadway choreography. Stage and television actor, Sean Montgomery, will portray the role of Bobby Child, with Laurie Hymes portraying Polly Baker and Ira Denmark, appearing in the role of Bela Zangler in his sixth production of Crazy For You. Local performer Kate Arthur of West Warwick will portray the role of Patricia Fodor and native Rhode Islanders Jonathan Cooper and Beckley Andrews return to the Ocean State in the roles of Pete and Elaine.

Audiences are invited to enhance their theatre experience by dining in the casual, contemporary and creative atmosphere of Bistro by the Sea, just a short stroll down the arbor walk adjacent to the theatre. Following performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, theatergoers can enjoy fun, food and drinks at the popular Late Night Cabaret hosted by Sabrina Blaze. Reservations are strongly recommended for dinner and the cabaret and can be made by calling (401) 789-3030 after 3:00 pm.

Performances are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 8 pm, Thursdays at 2 pm, Saturdays at 4:30 & 8:30 pm, and Sunday evenings at 5 pm, with special performance times on Sunday, June 21 at 3 & 8 pm and special matinees at 2pm on Tuesday, June 30, Friday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 8. (Note: There are no performances scheduled for Saturday, July 4). The theatre is located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, RI. Tickets for preview performances, Wednesday, June 17 and Thursday, June 18 are $35 and $39-$49 for all other performances. Discount rates are available for groups of 20 or more by calling (401) 782-3800 x18. $15 Student rush tickets will be available on a limited basis one hour prior to curtain on the day of the performance with a valid student ID. Tickets are on sale at the box office Mon-Sat from 10 am - 4 pm, online 24-hours-a-day at and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling (401) 782-TKTS (8587). The box office will also be open one hour prior to every performance.

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For ticket or subscription information and sales, stop by the box office during normal box office hours, call (401) 782-TKTS (8587), visit or email

364 Cards Pond Rd. Matunuck, RI 02879

Photo (L): Sean Montgomery and Laurie Hymes

Photo (R): Sean Montgomery, Kari Floberg, Laura Graham, Jillian Helms, Rachel Rice, Ann-Marie Sepe, Beckley Andrews, and Hilary Rushford

Photo Credit: Mark Turek


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