Crazy for You
The New Gershwin Musical
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig
Co-Conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent
Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams
Directed and choreographed by Donna Feore
April 21 to October 12
Opens May 27 Approximate running time:
2 hrs 42 min, including one interval
About the Musical
Sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a derelict theatre, banker Bobby Child falls for its owner’s daughter, Polly Baker. Can he reconcile the demands of duty and love – and his own dreams of dancing? “I Got Rhythm,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It” and “Someone to Watch Over Me” are just some of the gems in this dynamic musical’s dazzling score.
Reviews & Buzz
"This summer's market for snappy, satisfying musical entertainment has just been filled and filled beautifully"
– Toronto Star
"a resounding, unqualified hit, which ranks as the finest choreographed musical ever to appear on a Stratford stage."
– The Record
"a shot of adrenaline" – The Globe and Mail
"triumphant" – The Globe and Mail
"the audience, fed by the energy of the number, won't stop applauding" – The Globe and Mail
"lots of comedic one-liners and plenty of spectacular dancing"
– Sun Media
"Stratford's production has it all, the songs, superb actors and acting and dancing that will knock your socks off!" – Zoomer Radio
"get your tickets now" – Broadway World
"magic" - Detroit Free Press
"Stratford captures magic that made 'Crazy for You' a Broadway smash" - Detroit Free Press
"a pure joy" - Detroit Free Press
“stuffed to the gills with great songs” - Pittsburg Post-Gazette
“lots of laughs and dancing galore” - Pittsburg Post-Gazette
“ensemble work blew me away” - Pittsburg Post-Gazette
“heart-warming, heart-lifting show” - Pittsburg Post-Gazette
"pure pleasure, or for Gershwin fans, pure ecstasy" - Montreal Gazette
"drop-dead hilarious" - Montreal Gazette
"dancing is breathtaking, costumes are dazzling. Save this must-see for dessert" - Montreal Gazette
Recommended for ages 6 and up, this production uses gunshots, haze and low-lying fog. Smoking is simulated with an electronic “cigar.”
The suitability guidelines we offer here are subjective, and not all patrons may agree with them. If you’d like more details, or if you have specific concerns, please ask a customer service representative.