CRAZY FOR YOU
“Have you got rhythm?”
TONY WINNER OF BEST MUSICAL AND BEST CHOREOGRAPHY!
November 10 - December 16, 2018
TICKETS ON SALE STARTING SEPTEMBER 1, 2018!
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig
Direction and Choreography by Matthew McCoy
Musical Direction by Jon Gallo
650 GEARY STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102
THE NEW GERSHWIN MUSICAL COMEDY!
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 reclaiming the Gershwin songs into the perfect book musical. The show-stopping production will be an intimate version of the large scale musical featuring the original Tony-winning choreography of Susan Stroman, recreated by Bay Area Musicals' Founder & Artistic Director, Matthew McCoy, who will also direct.
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 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 Youscrapes away decades of cabaret and jazz and variety-show interpretations to reclaim the Gershwins’ standards, in all their glorious youth, for the dynamism of the stage."
-The New York Times