EAST BRUNSWICK – Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s community theater, presents the Broadway-hit musical Crazy for You, running Nov. 2 – 18. All shows are Friday evenings at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Crazy for You is a musical set in the 1930s, about Bobby Child, the sweet son of a wealthy New York banking family, whose dream in life is to dance on Broadway. Despite protests from his battle-ax of a mother and wealthy soon-to-be-ex-fiancé, Bobby flees to Deadrock, Nevada where he falls in love with the only girl, Polly Baker, within 50 miles and achieves his dream.
Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can’t Be Bothered Now, Shall We Dance, Bidin’ My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. Crazy for You is a high energy, screw-ball comedy complete with mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.
It was written by Ken Ludwig with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. The musical was nominated for numerous Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards and won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1992.
Tickets are $22 for adults or $20 for seniors and students, and available online at Playhouse22.org, by calling the Box Office at 1-732-254-3939 or at the Box Office window.
Playhouse 22 is conveniently located at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.