Summer Music Theatre

Crazy for You

Crazy for You

June 12-30, 2013

Baker Theatre,
Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance

Music & Lyrics by
George Gershwin & Ira Gerswhin
Book by Ken Ludwig

Co-Conception by Ken Ludwig & Mike Ockrent
Inspired by Material
by Guy Bolton & John McGowan
Originally Produced on Broadway
by Roger Horchew & Elizabeth Williams

Production Photos

A Behind-the-Scenes Tour
with Frankie & Sari

Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical, Crazy for You is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930s playboy, whose dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be-ex fiancee, Bobby achieves his dream! The score's standout hits include "I Got Rhythm," "Nice Work if You Can Get It," and "Someone to Watch Over Me." It's a high-energy musical comedy that features virtuoso tap dance numbers, mistaken identity, plot twists, and classic Gershwin tunes.

''We gustily applaud the dancers ... particularly that living, breathing marionette, Frankie J. Grande, ... and an ensemble of levitating limbs that kept the air swirling and the boards thumping through the nearly three hour barrage of glides, slides, spins, rolls, flips, and cartwheels.

Let us bow in homage to the almost sadistically demanding choreographer, Karen Dearborn. One marvels not only that she could conceive these dances, but also and equally that these young dancers could execute them.''

— Ara Barlieb, Lehigh Valley Stage

Directed by Charles Richter
Musical Director: Ed Bara
Choreographer: Karen Dearborn

Frankie J. Grande as Bobby Child
Sari Weinerman as Polly Baker
Jarrod Yuskauskas as Bela Zangler
Chelsea Montgomery-Duban as Irene Roth
Stephen Bauder as Lank Hawkins
Neil Hever as Everett Baker
JoAnn Wilchek Basist as Lottie Child
Angela DeAngelo as Tess

Scenic Design: Campbell Baird
Lighting Design: John McKernon
Costume Design: Nicole Wee

Production Sponsors:
Albarell Electric Inc.
Davison & McCarthy, Attorneys at Law

Production Co-Sponsors:
Spillman Farmer Architects
UGI Utilities

Audio Description

The performance on Sunday, June 23 features Audio Description, sponsored in part by the Tri-County Accessible Arts Coalition and the Lehigh Valley Arts Council. Call Jess at 484-664-3087 for tickets or email
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