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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