Concluding This Weekend: “The New Gershwin Musical” Crazy For You

Standing ovations greeted the cast, crew and orchestra last weekend when “The New Gershwin Musical,” CRAZY FOR YOU opened in The Cailloux Theater. The show ends this weekend with performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The audience enjoyed standout performances by the show’s two leads, Lucinda Harvey as “Polly Baker” and Andrew Cannon as “Bobby Child.” Both offered lively and lovable renditions of some of the Gershwins’ most famous songs, including “Embraceable You,” “I Got Rhythm,” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.”

The dancing “Follies Girls” frequently steal the show with vibrant

vocals and energetic tap-dancing. They are balanced by the three-part close harmony of

the “Cowboy Trio,” who have one of the show’s best numbers in “I’m Bidin’ My Time.”

A highlight of Act One is the jazzy “Slap That Bass,” showing off

a large portion of the cast in an enthusiastic celebration of song and dance choreographed by Heather Cunningham.

The evening’s second act show-stopper is a comic take on “Naughty Baby”

performed with gusto by Jessica Sturm as “Irene,” complimented by Houston Glover as “Lank.”

The flexible scenery, depicting locations from New York

to Nevada, was designed by Schreiner’s Director of University Theater, Jeff Cunningham. The cunning and highly creative costumes were designed by P2K volunteer Jem Goulding, and realized by Beth Bryson and Ronda Nutt.

The real star of this production is outstanding music performed

by a well-trained cast, coached by Music Director and Schreiner Director of Choirs Michael Kahl, and a spectacular, live pit orchestra made up of fourteen of the Hill Country’s best musicians under the baton of Schreiner Assistant Professor of Music Marty Lenard.

The entire production was directed by Playhouse 2000 Executive Director Jeffrey Brown, ably assisted by Production Stage Manager Courtney LeFan.
The fun of CRAZY FOR YOU ends this weekend with performances on Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $22 and $27 (depending on seating) and – to encourage you to bring the family – all Student/Child tickets are just $17.

You can reserve the best seats HERE.  Or – even better – call our Box Office at (830) 896-9393 for personal service.

[Thanks to Tony Gallucci for these photos!]

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