Bay Area Musicals Announces Cast of CRAZY FOR YOU

Bay Area Musicals Announces Cast of CRAZY FOR YOU

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the first production of the Company' 2018-2019 season, CRAZY FOR YOU. Winner of the Tony and the Olivier Awards for Best Musical, CRAZY FOR YOU has wowed audiences on Broadway, the West End and around the world, reimagining classic Gershwin songs into a hilarious new book musical. The show-stopping production will be an intimate version of the large-scale musical featuring the original Tony Award-winning choreography of Susan Stroman, recreated by Director/Choreographer Matthew McCoy.

CRAZY FOR YOU features a book by Ken Ludwig, music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. The show is inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan, and was originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams). Bay Area Musicals' production of CRAZY FOR YOU runs from November 10 - December 16, 2018 and will perform at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94103). The press opening will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Regular tickets range from $35 - $65 and can be purchase online at www.bamsf.org/crazy-for-you. Opening Night Fundraiser Tickets (available only for the Saturday, November 10 performance at 8:00 p.m.) range from $50 - $100 and includes dessert and a champagne toast with the cast (and can also be purchased online at www.bamsf.org/crazy-for-you).

Bay Area Musicals' production of CRAZY FOR YOU will be directed and choreographed by Matthew McCoy, with Music Direction by Jon Gallo.

"When choosing the first show for our fourth season," said Director Matthew McCoy, "I knew I wanted to open with a quintessential classic musical comedy, and specifically one that has not been seen recently in the Bay Area. No show fits that criteria better than CRAZY FOR YOU. Not only does it contain all of the classic Gershwin songs we know and love, but it tells a sweet, hilarious story (filled to the brim with true love, gun-fighting cowboys and side-splitting high jinks). I am especially excited to recreate Susan Stroman's Tony Award-winning choreography on the Alcazar stage. With giant tap numbers, hysterical mistaken identities, unlikely romance and fish-out-of-water antics, CRAZY FOR YOU will leave our audiences in stitches (and humming all the way home). It is the perfect Holiday experience for the whole family."

The cast of CRAZY FOR YOU will feature Danielle Altizio as "Polly Baker," Conor DeVoe* as "Bobby Child," Morgan Peters as "Irene Roth," Tony Michaels as "Bela Zangler," Mary Gibboney as "Lottie/Patricia Fodor," PAUL PLAIN as "Perkins/Eugene Fodor," Charles Evans as "Everett Baker," Sean McGrory as "Lank Hawkins," Dani Cheiken as "Tess," Leslie Waggoner as "Patsy," Zoe Swenson-Graham as "Mitzi," Alyson Chilton as "Elaine," Katie Baritell as "Louise," Laura Morgan as "Susie," Lucas Brandt as "Moose," Mitchell Moseley as "Mingo," Jean-Paul Jones as "Sam," Patrick Brewer as "Harry," Brendan Looney as "Junior" and JESSE CORTEZ as "Custus."

*Denotes a member of Actors' Equity Association.

In addition to Mr. McCoy and Mr. Gallo, the creative team will include Cat Knight as Stage Manager, Andrea Fanelli as Assistant Stage Manager, Kuo-Hao Lo as Set Designer, Brooke Jennings as Costume Designer, Eric Johnson as Lighting Designer, Anton Hedman as Sound Designer, Clay David as Prop Designer, Jackie Dennis as Wig Designer, Richard Gutierrez as Wardrobe Master, Stewart Lyle as Technical Director, and AC Hay as Master Electrician. The CRAZY FOR YOUorchestra will include Sonja Lindsay (Trumpet), Jeremy Carrillo (Trombone), Will Berg (Woodwinds), Kjirsten Grove (Keyboard), Jon Gallo (Keyboard/Conductor), Kyle Wong (Bass) and Dominic Moisane (Drums).


A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, CRAZY FOR YOU tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theater owner's daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows - through cunning, razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity - to win Polly's heart and save the theatre. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include "I Got Rhythm," "Naughty Baby," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Embraceable You," "But Not for Me," "Nice Work if You Can Get It," and "Someone to Watch Over Me."

CRAZY FOR YOU runs two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.

Bay Area Musicals' 2018-2019 season will continue in 2019 with the Tony Award-nominated VIOLET (February 16 - March 17, 2019) and the Tony Award-winning Best Musical HAIRSPRAY (July 6 - August 11, 2019). VIOLET will perform at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94103) andHAIRSPRAY will perform at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103). Subscriptions to the 2018-2019 season are available now at www.bamsf.org.

Bay Area Musicals (BAM!) is a professional, non-profit theatre organization dedicated to presenting the highest-caliber of musical theatre in San Francisco. Founded in 2014, the Company strives to stimulate and inspire the San Francisco Bay Area community through high-caliber musical theater ranging from familiar classics to challenging new works; to produce professional musical theater at accessible ticket rates; and to engage the community through performance, outreach, and educational opportunities. For more information, visit www.bamsf.org.

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