San Marcos High School Performing Arts Department presents the 1992 Tony Award winning romantic musical, based on the 1930 musical “Girl Crazy” with a book by Ken Ludwig and featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin, “Crazy For You” is directed by Ms. Riley Berris.
In this hilarious tale of boy meets girl, Bobby Child (Ryan Ostendorf), the son of a wealthy banking family, struggles to make it in the world of show business. Sent to foreclose a theater in a ghost town in the middle of nowhere, Bobby falls in love with Polly (Lana Kanan), the tough and spunky daughter of the theater owner (Kellen Romano). After realizing Bobby came to foreclose the theater, Polly rejects him. Bobby attempts to save the theater by putting on a show with his charismatic dancing showgirls (Courtney Morse, Carly Johnson, Emma Inglehart, Kaitlyn Griswell, Sommer Fox, Brooklyn Snyder, Avery Sorenson, Olivia O’Brien) and comedic local cowboys (Geoffrey Lambeth, Ricardo Leao, Ryan Diaz, Adam Childs, Jace Wright, Eli Wright, Kai Kadlec, Nick Slaughter). Under the guise of the world-famous Hungarian director Bela Zangler (Jason Gonzalez-Larsen) Bobby tries to win Polly’s affection while avoiding the town’s saloon owner, Lank Hawkins (Michael Libera), who will do almost anything to make sure the show does not go on. With classic Gershwin songs such as “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Slap That Bass,” “I Got Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” and “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” this performance’s mix of energetic tap dancing, stunning vocals and eccentric characters make this show an adrenaline rush not to be missed!
April 30th, May 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at 7pm at San Marcos High School Theater, 4750 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA, 93110