El Campanil Theatre Academy will present a one-hour version of the classic Gershwin musical “Crazy For You” May 27-29 in the Antioch theater at 602 W. Second St.

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The musical is the classic tale of a boy, a girl and a theater in need of salvation. Stage-struck Bobby Child works as a banker for his overbearing mother, Lottie, but spends his off hours practicing dance routines and sneaking in to audition for Zangler’s Follies, the most popular show in New York City.

Unfortunately, Bobby’s showbiz career is going nowhere, and his strident fiance is insisting that he name the date, so when Lottie demands that he investigate a far-away customer who has defaulted on a mortgage, Bobby jumps at the chance to get out of town. Arriving in hot, quiet Deadrock, Nevada, Bobby falls for Polly Baker, the sweet and sturdy postmistress, whose father happens to own the beautiful but decaying Gaiety Theater and has been sent to seize.

Now lovestruck, Bobby comes up with a plan: Call in his friends, the Follies Girls, all the way from New York City, cast the locals — a bunch of rundown cowboys with latent musical talent — and put on a show to save the old building.

With a fast-paced and light-hearted script and a collection of the most beloved tunes of George and …read more

Source:: East Bay – Entertainment


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