Gershwin Extravaganza Coming to Grand
March 29, 2005

(478) 301-2933
(800) 837-2911
 
For tickets:
Mercer Ticket Sales
(478) 301-5470

(MACON) The musical comedy sensation Crazy For You will highlight numerous Gershwin classics when the national tour performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 7-8, at The Grand Opera House. Tickets are available through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or online at thegrand.mercer.edu. Tickets range from $35 to $40.
 
The audience will be swept up in an artfully constructed tale of boy meets girl in the Wild West, where romance, mistaken identities, ribald humor and show-stopping musical numbers add up to irresistible fun. Adapted from the 1930 Gershwin hit Girl Crazy, the show tells the hilarious romp of a stage-struck playboy in a Nevada mining town.

Crazy For You is filled with the glorious music of two of America's most prolific composer/lyricists, George and Ira Gershwin. The show uses seven great Gershwin songs from Girl Crazy and thirteen other Gershwin hits from Broadway shows like Treasure Girl, Oh! Kay, Show Girl and Ladies First and Hollywood films like Shall We Dance and Damsel in Distress. Familiar numbers include "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "They Can't Take That Away from Me" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It."

The winner of three Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards and five Outer Critics Awards, Crazy For You opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York February 19, 1992 to critical acclaim. Frank Rich of The New York Times said, "The show is bursting with original talent that takes off on its own cocky path, pointedly mocking recent British musicals even as it sassily rethinks the American musical tradition stretching from the Gershwins to Michael Bennett."

Crazy For You is based on the book is by Ken Ludwig, a two-time Tony Award nominee and recipient of the coveted Laurence Olivier Award.
 For tickets and information, contact Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or visit thegrand.mercer.edu.

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