Crazy For You

DESCRIPTION

Theatre Guild were delighted to produce Crazy for You as our 2011 musical. With a screwball storyline, classic 30’s styling, dozens of character roles, huge ‘song and dance’ chorus numbers and a Gershwin Score that reads like the “Greatest Hits” of the 1930s, this was a popular show with our members and our audience.

This was the show where Karen Herbison took the Director’s chair for the first time and the ‘firsts’ continued as David McCurrach and Adele Simpson played our all singing, all dancing all Gershwin leading roles! Lank’s ‘HOTEL’ sign had to be rebuilt by the stage crew for every performance and prompt Dorothy Bedford didn’t have to say a word all week thanks to Adele who, it seemed, had memorised the entire script! Social networking became a big part of our promotion for the show which included webmaster Cammy’s “Beardwatch” on Twitter and Facebook. Ticket sales topped the 90% mark helping chairman, David Brown, sleep at night while a large portion of the budget spent on the 11-strong band proved to be worth every penny as they delivered the atmospheric 1930s score to perfection! UK Theatre network posted a great REVIEW saying that “Theatre Guild Glasgow .., who never fail to impress, hit all the high notes”!

 

CRAZY FOR YOU is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930’s playboy, who’s dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be-ex-fiancee, Bobby achieves his dream! In doing so, he travels to Deadrock, Nevada, ostensibly to foreclose on the mortgage of the failing Gaity Theatre. However, he falls for local girl, Polly, and he sets out to impress her. He decides to pose as New York theatre producer “Zangler” and put on a show to save the theatre using the deadbeat local townsfolk as the entertainment! Turning the sleepy local cowboys into dancers is not easy but, aside from that, all seems to go well until the REAL Zangler shows up with Bobby’s mother and the “Zangler’s Folly’s” production in tow!! Big show numbers and lots of belly-laughs are sure to follow … It’s a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music. CRAZY FOR YOU played for 1,622 performances on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre starring Harry Groener and Jodi Benson. The show won 3 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Songs include They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Bidin’ My Time, Embraceable You, Someone To Watch Over Me and I’ve Got Rhythm!

 

VENUE

Eastwood Park Theatre

Eastwood Park Theatre
Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road
Giffnock
G46 6UG
United Kingdom
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Eastwood Park Theatre is an outstanding visual and performing arts venue in the leafy suburbs, south of Glasgow, fusing the comforts of a modern, revamped facility with an air of retro from the original 1970′s building.

Both audience members and performing arts organisations have benefited from a recent £1.75 million refurbishment to the theatre building which now provides state-of-the-art stage facilities, access for performers and patrons using wheelchairs, and a lush modernised, intimate auditorium.

Since re-opening on the 22nd February 2007, the theatre has accommodated full-scale performing art productions, festivals, author events, film screenings, bands and launch events.
The new auditorium can seat up to 338 people.

 

CAST

The cast of our 2011 production of Crazy For You (in order of appearance) is as follows:

Principal Cast

Tess
Patsy
Bobby Child
Bela Zangler
Irene Roth
Mother
Perkins
Moose
Mingo
Sam
Pete
Jimmy
Billy
Wyatt
Polly Baker
Everett Baker
Lank Hawkins
Harry (Barman)
Eugenie Fodor
Patricia Fodor
Louise (Follies Girl)
Betsy (Follies Girl)

Follies Dancers

Tess
Patsy
Mitzi
Elaine
Susie
Margie
Sheila
Vera
Norma
Karen

Other Follies Girls and Wardrobe Staff

Pamela Ross
Catherine Ross
David McCurrach
John Woods
Suzanne Shanks
Shona McAulay
Craig McDougall
Cameron Lowe
Jim Munro
David Sturgeon
David Brown
Ross Fingland
John Dunne
Andrew Neilson
Adele Simpson
Les Hooper
Gylen Boardman
Campbell McDougall
Louise Munro
Gill Gilmour
Alison Strawbridge
Rachael Hepburn

Pamela Ross
Catherine Ross
Judith Miller
Suzanne Lowe
Nikki Green
Laura Anderson
Lisa Dutch
Caroline Telfer
Karen Brown
Ashleigh Fry

Karen Brock, Dawn Bulloch, Gillian Carey, Sarah Mackay, Craig McDougall, Karen McDougall, Louise McMurray, Mhairi Meighan, Samantha Spencer, Jennifer Thom, Linn Van der Zanden.

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

The production team for our 2011 production of “Crazy for You” are as follows:

Artistic Director
Musical Director
Choreographer
Rehearsal Pianist
Stage Director
Stage Manager
Properties
Wardrobe

Prompt

Karen Herbison
Norma Fingland
Jonathan Parsons
David Fisher
Jacqui Duncan
Tess Byrne
Eleanor Wilkins
Sandra Crawford
Morag Arthur
Dorothy Bedford