Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Following last year’s smash-hit production of Anything Goes, WAAPA is pleased to present Tony award-winning musical, Crazy for You at the Regal Theatre this winter.
Packed with the best-loved songs of legendary songwriters Ira and George Gershwin, synonymous with the sounds and style of the Jazz Age, Crazy for You tells the classic tale of boy meets girl with an array of adventures and mishaps thrown in for good measure.
Filled with catchy Gershwin tunes such as I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away from Me and But Not for Me, and high-energy dance routines, Crazy for You is WAAPA’s largest scale production to date.
Performed by WAAPA’s Musical Theatre students, Crazy for You is directed by WAAPA Lecturer Crispin Taylor, with music direction by David King, choreography by Jenny Lynnd, lighting design by Gavan Swift and set design by Steve Nolan.
“This is the ultimate musical,” says director Crispin Taylor. “The songs are absolute classics, it’s full of flashy dance numbers and the costumes and set are lavish.”
“I didn’t think we could top Anything Goes but the sheer scale of this production – the size of the cast and orchestra, plus the multitude of production and design students working so hard behind the scenes – is staggering. I feel like a general commanding an army!”
“This is by far the most ambitious production WAAPA has ever attempted in its 31-year history and it’s going to be a great night’s entertainment.”
Crazy for You is showing at the Regal Theatre from Friday, 10 to Saturday, 18 June at 7.30pm, with matinees on Saturday, 11 and 18 June at 2pm. Tickets on sale now, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Performance Information: Crazy for You
Date: Friday, 10 to Saturday, 18 June
Time: 7.30pm (with matinees on Saturday at 2.00pm)
Venue: Regal Theatre, corner of Rokeby Road and Hay Street, Subiaco
Tickets: $61 full / $51 concession or friends. Tickets can be purchased from the Regal Hotline on 1300 795 012 or via www.ticketek.com.au.