Our main character, Bobby Child, wants to be in show business, but his mother wants him to take over the boring family business of banking and real estate. He's somehow found himself engaged to a woman he doesn't really love, so when he's rejected by the famous Follies producer Bela Zangler, he agrees to go to a small town called Deadrock, Nevada to foreclose on a piece of property the family owns. But it just so happens that the property is a theater now being used as a post office, and Bobby falls in love with Polly, the only woman in town and daughter of the theater's owner. He vows to help her save the theater, and invites all of his dancer friends to come out and put on a show, while he impersonates Zangler to make it happen. When no one shows up to see the show, and the real Zangler comes to town, things get dicey. But this is a musical, so everything works out as it should, and really all of this plot is an excuse for the music, dancing, and comedy.
|Kyle Weiler and Annika Isbel with the ensemble
(photo by Sam Lavine)
|photo by Sam Lavine
Crazy for You is a classic American musical comedy, and Artistry's concert staging of it, with a focus on the orchestra and a smaller cast performing their hearts out, succeeds on every level. It's 2+ hours of pure joy, laughter, and awe. This short three-week run will be over quickly, and it sure would be a shame to miss this crazy good show.