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A group of jazz percussion student will spend spring break in Cuba, for a week of study and performance with Cuban musicians and students, as well as an immersive exploration of Cuban culture and history.
SMTD has partnered with the Gershwin family to bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide.
a musical by George & Ira Gershwin and Ken Ludwig
A star-struck New York City playboy finds his dreams - and love - in small Nevada mining town in this irresistible romp full of memorable songs
Department of Theatre & Drama
April 18-21, 2013
The Story: Bobby Child, a well-to-do playboy of the 1930s, yearns to dance on Broadway, but his mother expects him to join the family banking business. To get him away from the stage, she sends him to the small town of Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on the local theatre. Bobby arrives in Deadrock and promptly falls in love with the theatre owner’s daughter, Polly. Determined to fulfill all of his dancing dreams, Bobby hatches a scheme to save the theatre with a grand show featuring the townsfolk. However, the cowboys can’t dance, Polly hates him, and the show has no audience. Can Bobby save the theatre, become a star, and win Polly’s heart?
Background: When Crazy for You opened on Broadway in February, 1992, after a decade of British musical imports, Frank Rich of The New York Times declared “When future historians try to find the exact moment at which Broadway finally rose up to grab the musical back from the British, they just may conclude that the revolution began last night...A riotously entertaining show, Crazy for You uncorks the American musical’s classic blend of music, laughter, dancing, sentiment and showmanship.” Loosely based on the Gershwin’s 1930 musical Girl Crazy, playwright Ken Ludwig (Lend me a Tenor, The Beaux Stratagem) adapted the classic tale of boy gets girl after many obstacles and blended it with 19 of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved songs. The musical won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. From “Embraceable You” to “I Got Rhythm” and “They Can’t Take that Away from Me,” Crazy for You is pure fun.
|Music Director||Catherine Walker Adams|
|Choreography||Original Broadway by Susan Stroman recreated by Shari Jodan. Additional by Ron De Jesus.|
|Scenic Designer||Bruce Brockman|
|Costume Designer||George Bacon|
|Lighting Designer||Andrew Lott|
|Sound Designer||Michael Eisenberg|
|Stage Manager||Geehoon Lim|
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