St Annes Parish Operatic Society

Summer 2018 show - Crazy For You

Our summer show 2018 will be CRAZY FOR YOU. The get together will take place at the Parish Rooms at 7.45 on Wednesday 7th February 2018. 
We look forward to seeing old members and welcoming new ones. 
We will also be announcing our new production team.

Crazy For You -- the “new Gershwin musical comedy” with a book by Ken Ludwig -- is the classic tale of a boy, a girl, and a theater in need of salvation. Stage-struck Bobby Child works as a banker for his overbearing mother, Lottie, but spends his spare time practicing dance routines and sneaking in to audition for Zangler’s Follies, the most popular show in New York City, run by Bela Zangler, a temperamental Hungarian producer. Unfortunately, Bobby’s showbiz career is going nowhere, and his fiance is insisting that he name the date, so when Lottie demands that he investigate a far-away customer who has defaulted on a mortgage, Bobby jumps at the chance to get out of town. Arriving in sleepy Deadrock, Nevada, Bobby falls for Polly Baker, the postmistress, whose father owns the beautiful, but decaying, Gaiety Theater, which he has been sent to seize. Now lovestruck, Bobby comes up with a plan. He brings in his friends, the Follies Girls, from New York City and casts the locals, a bunch of rundown cowboys with musical talent -and puts on a show to save the old building. Polly falls for the enthusiastic young man, but feels betrayed when she discovers that he comes from the bank. In order to spend time with Polly, Bobby disguises himself as Bela Zangler, all the better to produce and direct. But while “Zangler” is talking up Bobby to the unsuspecting Polly, she is falling for the impersonation of Zangler…. and when the real Zangler arrives in town, chasing Tessie, his beloved dance captain, things really get “Crazy!” With a fast-paced and light-hearted script by Ludwig, and a collection of the most beloved tunes of George and Ira Gershwin, including I got Rhythm, Embraceable You and “Someone To Watch Over Me”, Crazy For You is a truly delightful homage to the beloved, optimistic musicals of the 1930s: a world of showgirls and cowboys, in which a city boy and a country girl reconcile their differences, fall in love, and save a theater, the old-fashioned way.

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