Music, dance, and rollicking fun await you in the Alhambra’s Crazy For You which will be onstage through May 5, at 12000 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville. Call (904) 641-1212 for reservations.
Crazy For You debuted in 1992 and won the Tony for Best Musical. The Alhambra’s production is an energetic fast-paced show that you will want to see again and again. It is filled with great Gershwin songs including “Embraceable You”, “Someone to Watch Over Me”, and “I Got Rhythm”. The show is set in the 1930s and is an adaptation of “Girl Crazy”, a musical which played on Broadway in 1930, with Ethel Mermen and Ginger Rodgers. Playwright Ken Ludwig, of “Moon over Buffalo” and “Lend Me A Tenor” fame, reworked the script with hilarious and snappy dialogue, and a number of Gershwin songs were added .
ALEX JORTH, an extraordinarily talented singer and dancer plays Bobby Child, a New York Banker who wants to be a Broadway dancer. His mother (PATTI EYLER), who owns the bank, sends him to Deadrock, Nevada to foreclose on an old theatre. Instead, Bobby falls in love with the theatre’s owner, Polly, played with spunk and fire by ERIN DOWLING, who can dance and sing up a storm with the best of them. Polly does not like or trust Bobby, so he impersonates the famous Broadway producer Bela Zangler, and tells her he will bring his dazzling dancing girls from New York to put together a show that will save the theatre. Polly, of course, falls madly in love with Bella, as impersonated by Bobbie.