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GERSWIN’S “CRAZY FOR YOU” tap dance musical March 1-11 at AHS

Friday, February 16th, 2018 by Betsy Bishop

Gershwin’s CRAZY FOR YOU, the high-octane tap dancing musical, plays at Ashland HS Theatre March 1-11. Ashland HS Performing Arts proudly presents the 1992 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical: Gershwin’s CRAZY FOR YOU, "A toe-tapping good time for the whole family." All singing! All dancing!  All Gershwin! It’s been hailed by one critic as "A greatglorious, glamorous, goldmine of a show.” Chris Williams directs 32 AHS actors and 25 technicians.   Called a new Gershwin musical comedy with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and book by Ken Ludwig, CRAZY FOR YOU delights! Their dynamic songs makes everything old seem young again. Some of the greatest songs ever written for Broadway and Hollywood are included.  This romantic comedy includes the classic tunes “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not For Me,” “They Can't Take That Away From Me,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It”...and really, “Who Could Ask for Anything More?" Ken Ludwig's hilarious script is about a wealthy Manhattan ne'er-do-well --the stage-stuck Bobby Child (Nur Shelton) -- who ends up in a poor Nevada mining town, where he rescues a bankrupt theater and wins the local girl, Polly Baker (Audrey Cirzan). That old “boy meets girl, let's put on a show” is especially glorious when the dancing, movement and fun sparkle from beginning to end! A true crowd pleaser!   Featured seniors in this large cast of 32 include: Nur Shelton; Audrey Cirzan; Zoe Lishinsky; Kyle Storie; Sierra Milburn; Julia Laurenson; Avram Rosewood; Taylor Kelly-McMahon and Dylan Kistler. 25 technicians and 10 musicians are also part of the company. Collaborating with director Williams on the creative team is Suzanne Seiber as the choreographer and Travis Moddison as orchestra director with Karl Iverson as musical accompanist. Emily Ehrlich-Inget and Cherelle Guyton are the costume designers. Bart Grady is the lighting designer. Dave Pedersen is the set coordinator. Coleman Wheeler is the tech director and Stephen Connolly is the master carpenter. Stage Manager, Madison Fung, is assisted by Amaya Davis and Aurora Duval as her ASMs.          CRAZY FOR YOU will be performed at Ashland HS Mountain Avenue Theatre located at 201 South Mountain Avenue in Ashland. The show runs for two weekends and includes 8 performances: Thurs—Sat.  March 1-3 and 8-10 with two Sunday matinees March 4 and 11 at 2 pm. There will be no previews for this show.           Tickets are now on sale online at www.showtix4u.com or call +1 866- 967- 8167 and in downtown Ashland at Paddington Station, Tree House Books and Music Coop. Reserved $23; General $18; Students under 18/Seniors over 65: $14. Reserved tickets are only sold online at www.showtix4u.com (General and student/senior are also available online) or call +1 866 967 8167.   School and group info: 541-482-8771. CRAZY FOR YOU poster

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