Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigated the necessary cancellation of our first week of Crazy for You. In order to accommodate as many patrons as possible, we are happy to report the following additional performances.

  • Sun 2/25 7pm performance
  • Tue 2/27 8pm performance
  • Wed 2/28 8pm performance
  • Thurs 2/29 8pm performance (followed by closing night reception for cast & crew)

Exchanges will be processed in the order in which they are received, pending availability. Please include the first and last name you used to order your tickets AND your preferred performance (date(s) and time(s)) on your request. To make arrangements, please call 610-519-7474 or e-mail

We value you as patrons and apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your continued patience and ongoing support.

Crazy for You

February 15 - 25, 2024

Wildcard Wednesday (VU Community Only): February 14

Opening Night: Feb. 15 | Speaker's Series: Feb. 18 | Drinks with the Dramaturg: Feb. 23

RUN TIME: two and a half hours, one intermission. 

All Performances at 8pm except Sunday 2pm


music and lyrics by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin

book by Ken Ludwig

co-conception by Ken Ludwig & Mike Ockrent

directed by Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD

Bobby Child, a reluctant uptown banker, dreams of dancing on Broadway–but instead of getting his foot in the door, it seems he’s always stepping on toes. When Bobby is sent to foreclose on a rundown theatre in Nevada, his luck takes an unexpected turn as he falls head-over-heels for the theatre owner’s daughter, Polly Baker. Set in the 1930s and scored with the infectious songs of George and Ira Gershwin, this firecracker of a musical showcases classic tunes like “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, this madcap comedy “makes everything old feel new again” (New York Times).

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Content Guide

If you want to learn more about the content of this show, please click below for specific content alerts. If you have further questions, contact the box office.

Content warnings "are verbal or written notices that precede potentially sensitive content." Content warnings differ from spoilers because they don’t explain plot or context. Similarly to a rating on a movie or TV show, content warnings give the audience a heads up about potentially triggering topics in the performance. We hope that providing the following content warnings will equip our audiences with the tools they need to engage with the performance in a meaningful and fulfilling way.

Like all good art, theatre asks audiences to engage with universal questions on a personal, sometimes challenging level. At the same time, please do note that there is a difference between trauma and discomfort. Without the latter, we can narrow and limit our experiences in ways detrimental to ourselves as individuals and as members of this community. Please use your best judgment and exercise self-care as needed.