VenueBirmingham Hippodrome
Other spaces: DanceXchange,Patrick Centre
CountyWest Midlands
From19th July 2004
To24th July 2004
What is currently on at Birmingham Hippodrome (V145)
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Crazy for You

Crazy for YouT209361902
Songs such as "I've got Rhythm", "Embraceable You", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Nice Work if You Can Get it". The heart-warming story of Bobby Child's dream to be a dancer on the stage combined with a boy-meets-girl love story. Lots of songs and dancing. Popular with amateur clubs who perform by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Ltd of New York.
Author George Gershwin
Author Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig

Archive :: production:T209361902, musical:S1470, venue:V145
Current production:Work

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USER (21Jul04): Crazy for You Birmingham Hippodrome, Tuesday 20 July 2004 An enthusiastic crowd were treated to the very best of the Gershwin’s music in this new national touring production of the Broadway and West End favourite that packed ‘em in for a decade. This production directed by Lincoln Theatre Royals Chris Colby has more of a repertory feel about it and he has given many of the musical numbers a makeover sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. The central characters Polly played by the talented Melanie Stace and Bobby by the versatile Darren Bennett give it 100%+ and excelled in both dance and vocals. Darren was superb doing his impersonation of the flamboyant impresario Bela Zangler. The role of Bobby is a demanding one and he is certainly up to the challenge. Melanie sang a wistful ‘Someone to watch over me’ and has the kind of confidence to admire and makes her character larger than life. A large cast supports all of this with Mark Wynter as the real Bela, Jenny Cox as a sultry Irene and Christopher Beeny and Sue Hodge as the English eccentrics and scene-stealers Eugene and Patricia Fodor. With music directed by Jonathan Gill and a good sized band the Gershwin melodies ring out loud and clear. After Birmingham this production continues on tour until the end of August. Clive Fuller


Producer Chris Moreno
Director Chris Colby
Choreographer David Kort
Director Jonathan Gill (music)
Performer Melanie Stace
Performer Christopher Beeny (Eugene Fodor)
Performer Darren Bennett (Bobby Child)
Performer Sue Hodge (Patricia Fodor)
Performer Mark Wynter (Bela Zangler)
Performer Estelle Williams (Tess)
Performer Carly Hansby (Patsy)
Performer Jessie Banks (Mitzi)
Performer Marianne Benedict (Stella)
Performer Claire Brazier (Jewel)
Performer Kate Cobb (Roxie)
Performer Kelly Homewood (Lilly)
Performer Charlotte Humphreys (Lulu)
Performer Jenny Cox (Irene Roth)
Performer Audrey Leybourne (Lottie Child)
Performer Melanie Stace (Polly Baker)
Performer Peter Jamieson (Moose)
Performer Michael Morgan (Mingo)
Performer Antony Reed (Sam)
Performer Edwin Ray (Pete)
Performer Alan Burkitt (Billy)
Performer Kris Manuel (Wyatt)
Performer Howard Jones (Jimmy)
Performer Daniel Woodhouse (Junior)
Performer Matt Zimmerman (Everett Baker)
Performer Karl Moffatt (Lank Hawkins)

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