CRAZY FOR YOU® The New Gershwin® Musical


ALL SINGING! ALL DANCING! ALL GERSHWIN!

Crazy for You®
The New Gershwin® Musical

Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig
Directed and choreographed by Dayna Tekatch
A co-production with Theatre Calgary

Suggested by the 1930 hit Girl Crazy, this “new” Gershwin musical is about a well-to-do young New Yorker, Bobby Child, who is sent to Nevada to foreclose on a theatre owned by the family business. Falling in love with the local postmistress, Bobby decides to produce a show to save the theatre. With favourites such as I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Someone to Watch Over Me and more.

• 3 Tony Awards including Best Musical
• 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical
• 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Best Musical Revival

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 7+

Promotional trailer for Citadel’s production of Crazy For You – see what all the raves are about!!

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Photography by David Cooper Photography. Copyright 2017.

CITADEL SPOTLIGHT with Artistic Director Daryl Cloran, talking about CRAZY FOR YOU

March 4 – 26, 2017 - Shoctor Theatre

Cast and Creative Team

CAST

People of New York
ANDREW MACDONALD-SMITH……………………. Bobby Child
RACHEL BOWRON………………………………………… Irene Roth
SUSAN GILMOUR………………………………………….. Lottie Child
JOHN ULLYATT……………………………………………… Bela Zangler
NADYA CORSCADDEN…………………………………. Evelyn
ELIZABETH GREER……………………………………….. Rose
KELSEY LACOMBE……………………………………….. Patsy
MAKAYLA MOORE………………………………………… Tess
ALISON ROBERTS…………………………………………. Betsy
SARAH VANCE………………………………………………. Mitzi/Dance Captain

People of Deadrock
AYRIN MACKIE………………………………………………. Polly Baker
LARRY HERBERT………………………………………….. Everett Baker
JESSE GERVAIS……………………………………………. Lank Hawkins
JONATHAN CULLEN……………………………………… Pete
SHELDON ELTER………………………………………….. Moose
ALEX KELLY…………………………………………………… Billy
WILL LAMOND………………………………………………. Mingo
GREGORY PEMBER………………………………………. Junior
ANDREW TAYLOR…………………………………………. Jimmy
CHRISTOPHER WILSON……………………………….. Perkins/Custus

ELIZABETH STEPKOWSKI-TARHAN……………… Patricia Fodor
BLAIR YOUNG……………………………………………….. Eugene Fodor

CREW
Director & Choreographer – Dayna Tekatch
Assistant Director – Farren Timoteo
Music Director – Don Horsburgh
Set & Costume Designer – Cory Sincennes
Lighting Designer – Gerald King
Associate Lighting Designer – April Viczko
Sound Designer – Peter McBoyle
Fight Director & Associate Choreographer – Jonathan Purvis
Stage Manager – Evan R. Klassen
Assistant Stage Manager – Emma Brager
Assistant Stage Manager – Al Gadowsky

Making of...

Behind the Scenes of the Citadel’s CRAZY FOR YOU:

John Ullyatt says Crazy for You brings back the great 1930s musical.

John Ullyatt talks about working with Andrew MacDonald-Smith.

The Cast Gets Down To Work – First Read/Sing Through of Crazy For You

Crazy For Costumes

I’m Cukoo for You!

Director and Choreographer Dayna Tekatch talks about the challenge of managing two significant roles in such a large production.

Director and Choreographer Dayna Tekatch talks about how part of the story is told through the spectacular dance routines.

Director and Choreographer Dayna Tekatch talks about how much she loves this show from beginning to end.

Rachel Bowron talks about her character, Irene Roth.

Rachel Bowron on why Crazy for You is a love letter to George and Ira Gershwin.

Ayrin Mackie discusses why she loves the tap dancing in Crazy for You.

Ayrin Mackie talks about her character, Polly Baker.

Previews and Reviews

“Get yourself out of Dodge and into Deadrock, and fall in love.” – Liz Nicholls, 12THNIGHT.CA

“Andrew MacDonald-Smith is visually and vocally arresting as Bobby.” – Liane Faulder, EDMONTON JOURNAL

“[This] is just the medicine you need for melancholy. This two hours and 40 minutes of grace, wit and great music is part screwball, part vaudeville, part Busby Berkeley and all cheerfully nostalgic.” – Colin MacLean, GIG CITY

“Who could ask for anything more?” – TORONTO STAR

“It is heaven on earth. Everything an American musical comedy should be.” – THE NEW YORKER

CLICK HERE FOR A REVIEW BY LIZ NICHOLLS AT 12THNIGHT.CA

CLICK HERE FOR A REVIEW BY THE EDMONTON JOURNAL

CLICK HERE FOR A REVIEW BY GRAHAM HICKS

CLICK HERE FOR A REVIEW BY GIG CITY

CLICK HERE TO READ THE MEDIA RELEASE

CLICK HERE FOR A PREVIEW BY THE EDMONTON JOURNAL

CLICK HERE FOR A PREVIEW BY VUE WEEKLY

CLICK HERE FOR AN EXCLUSIVE Q&A WITH ACTOR ANDREW MACDONALD-SMITH!

CLICK HERE FOR AN EXCLUSIVE Q&A WITH ACTOR AYRIN MACKIE!

CLICK HERE FOR AN EXCLUSIVE Q&A WITH DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER DAYNA TEKATCH!

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