NEW GERSHWIN MUSICAL
CRAZY FOR YOU
TO SPARKLE AT MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
The musical comedy is packed with high-energy dance numbers and hit Gershwin songs
March 4, 2011 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is heading into the final show of its 2010/11 season with the splashiest, flashiest musical its stage has seen!
The high energy musical comedy Crazy for You, the new Gershwin musical, bursts onto the Theatre’s stage March 29 through April 17, and is packed with mistaken identity, plot twists and fabulous dance numbers that will keep audiences grinning from ear to ear. Overflowing with hit Gershwin songs, including “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “Shall We Dance,” this Broadway hit crosses good, old-fashioned entertainment with a feel-good message about being true to your dreams. Who could ask for anything more?
“We are ecstatic to be ending our season with a large-scale, tap-dancing Gershwin-filled extravaganza that will truly excite our audiences, and hopefully whet their appetites to renew their subscriptions next season,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s artistic director. “The show is a classic American musical, and it’s filled with a fantastic collection of characters, a boy-meets-girl love story and absolutely incomparable music and dancing.”
The musical has been an instant hit since its opening as a new Gershwin musical on Broadway in 1992, winning that year’s Tony Award for Best Musical and lighting up the stage for 1,622 performances. In the 15 years since the show closed on Broadway, audiences around the country have continued to enthusiastically embrace the story of a wealthy Manhattan “ne’er do well” of the Depression: the stage-struck song-and-dance man Bobby Child, who rescues a bankrupt theatre in a Nevada mining town and wins the local girl.
The show’s breathtaking score preserves the best of the original numbers from Gershwin’s 1930 smash Girl Crazy (among them: “Embraceable You”), adds several of their later songs from Fred Astaire films (“Someone to Watch Over Me,”) and adds some undiscovered Gershwin gems (“Naughty Baby”). The show’s songwriters – George and Ira Gershwin – were already gone by the time Crazy for You was born, giving further testament to their music’s longevity. George died in 1937, and Ira in 1983.
“This show is absolutely timeless,” said the show’s director, Mark Martino. “It takes some the greatest songs ever written and reinvigorates them with spectacular dancing, endearing characters, laugh-out-loud physical comedy, a swoon-worthy romance and a plot that taps into that uniquely-American ‘Let’s put on a show’ spirit. People of all ages will love this show.”
Tickets to Crazy for You (March 29 – April 17) are $43-$60 and may be purchased by calling (561) 575-2223 or by visiting www.jupitertheatre.org.
About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is an award-winning professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory of Performing Arts, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.
CRAZY FOR YOU – Crazy for You is a high-energy musical comedy packed with mistaken identity, plot twists and fabulous dance numbers that will keep you grinning from ear to ear. Overflowing with hit Gershwin songs, including I’ve Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me and Shall We Dance, this Broadway hit crosses good, old-fashioned entertainment with a feel-good message about being true to your dreams. Who could ask for anything more? March 29 – April 17, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $43-$60. Phone: (561) 575-2223. On the Web: www.jupitertheatre.org.