Crazy For You

Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as “The New Gershwin Musical Comedy”, it is largely based on the songwriting team’s 1930 production, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical.

Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
Bobby Nick Moorhead
Polly Rhian Roberts
Zangler Bryan Cardus
Irene Sue Chaperlin
Tess Georgie Gladwyn
Patsy Kerry Magee
Lank Michael D’Ambrosio
Everett Charles Halford
Mother Mandy Stenhouse
Euigenie Deb McDowell
Patricia Caroline Hayes
Harry Andrew Yeates
Sheila Veronica Maidmeny
Follies Girls Bonnie Allen
Follies Girls Jan Croxson
Follies Girls Lucinda Hennessy
Follies Girls Gemma Melhuish
Follies Girls Helen Shore
Follies Girls Gita Singham
Cowboy Trio Edz Barrett
Cowboy Trio Guy Chaperlin
Cowboy Trio Jonathan Warriss-Simmons
Cowboys Chris Alaru
Cowboys Tom Anderson
Cowboys Diego Avila
Cowboys Mike Bradbury
Cowboys Ben Hughes
Ensemble Vanessa Jackson
Ensemble Christina, Reeve
Ensemble Su-yen Thornhill
Ensemble Marc Evans

Creative Team

Role Name
Co - Director Andy Locke
Musical Director Carl Smith
Choreographer and Co - Director Melanie Edwards
Production Manager Lottie Walker
Stage Manager Eric Williams
Lighting Design Ed Pagett
Sound Design Stuart Vaughan
Props Jane Bean
Costume Wendy Godwin
Production Assistant Claire Williams

Reviews & Awards

SWAN Awards

  • Nominated SWAN Award Best Supporting Female Performer in a Musical – Sue Chaperlain
  • Nominated SWAN Award Best Supporting Female Performer in a Musical – Mandy Stenhouse
  • Winner SWAN Award Best Supporting Male Performer in a Musical – Bryan Cardus
  • Nominated SWAN Award Best Female Performer in a Musical – Rhian Roberts
  • Winner SWAN Award Best Male Performer in a Musical – Nick Moorhead
  • Winner SWAN Award Best Musical

Annie Oakley - ArtsRichmond

October 2, 2010

If the wow factor is what you are looking for in a show, this production had it in spades. From the first sight of the frills and furbelows of the opening chorus number we knew we were in for a treat. As with many of the musicals which had their origin in the 1930s this was a rather fragile story with a backstage setting. The story line scarcely matters however when a show contains such wonderfully evocative numbers as Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm, Someone To Watch Over Me, They Can’t Take That Away From Me and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Full review available below.

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