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Crazy For You®

City slicker falls for hometown girl in this ebullient romantic comedy featuring cowboys, showgirls, high-energy production numbers, and a glorious score from George and Ira Gershwin.

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  • Full Length Musical
  • Romantic Comedy, Comedy
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 3 Tony Awards including Best Musical (1992)
    Winner! 2 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical (1992)
    Winner! 3 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Broadway Musical (1992)
A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, Crazy For You® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theatre owner’s daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows – through cunning, razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity – to win Polly’s heart and save the theatre. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include “I Got Rhythm,” “Naughty Baby,” “They Can't Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”


"Makes everything old seem young again, the audience included."

Frank Rich, The New York Times

"Such infectious fun...a snappy script full of one-liners...Crazy For You brought musical comedy back."

Michael Riedel, The New York Post

"Crazy for You uncorked the American musical's classic blend of music, laughter, dancing, sentiment and showmanship with a freshness and confidence rarely seen... it sassily rethinks the American musical tradition stretching from the Gershwins to Bennett."

Frank Rich, The New York Times

"A loving throwback to the feather-light musical plots of the 1920s and ’30s...guaranteed to lift the spirit."

Gina Dalfonzo, DC Metro Arts

"Crazy for You calls itself a 'new Gershwin musical comedy,' and that's what it is: a musical comedy with songs by George and Ira Gershwin that makes everything old seem young again, the audience included."

Frank Rich, The New York Times

"The sheer joy of this family friendly entertainment will have you saying: 'Who could ask for anything more?"

Tom Williams, Chicago Critic

Premiere Production:

Adapted from the Gershwins' 1930 musical Girl Crazy, Crazy For You® opened on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre on February 19, 1992, starring Harry Groener and Jodi Benson. The show ran for four years, playing for 1,622 performances.

  • Casting: 4M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Expandable casting
  • Casting Notes: The original Broadway production had a cast of 29 performers, including chorus. Some doubling was employed in the minor parts.

  • Principals
    POLLY BAKER — postmistress in Deadrock, Nevada; “All American Girl”
    IRENE ROTH — New York society debutante
    PATRICIA FODOR — Eugene’s sister
    BOBBY CHILD — young man from New York in love with musical theater
    BELA ZANGLER — an established theatrical producer in New York
    EUGENE FODOR — an English tourist
    EVERETT BAKER — Polly’s father
    LANK HAWKINS — saloon proprietor in Deadrock, Nevada

    MOTHER (MRS. LOTTIE CHILD) — Bobby’s business-oriented and controlling parent
    PERKINS — Mother’s business assistant (doubles as Custus)
    CHAUFFEUR — for Mother’s limousine

    TESS — dance director; Zangler’s favorite
    PATSY — showgirl with high speaking voice
    MITZI — a principal dancer
    ELAINE — follies girl
    LOUISE — follies girl
    SUSIE — follies girl
    BETSY — follies girl
    MARGIE — follies girl
    SHEILA — follies girl
    VERA — follies girl

    MOOSE — member of Cowboy Trio
    MINGO — member of Cowboy Trio and of Male Quartet
    SAM — member of Cowboy Trio

    HARRY — member of Male Quartet; Bartender
    JUNIOR — member of Male Quartet; card player
    WYATT — member of Male Quartet; card player
    BILLY — card player
    CUSTUS — (doubles as Perkins)

  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Piano Conductor's Score
    1 x Libretto-Vocal Book

    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    30 x Libretto-Vocal Books
    1 x Piano-Conductor's Score

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 Reed I: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Soprano & Alto Saxophone
    1 Reed II: Piccolo, Flute, Eb Clarinet (or Bb Clarinet), Clarinet, Alto Saxophone and Ocarina in C (or Pennywhistle in G)
    1 Reed III: Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone
    1 Reed IV: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone
    1 Reed V: Bassoon, Bass Clarinet & Baritone Saxophone

    1 Horn I & II
    2 Trumpet I & II (1st doubling Piccolo Trumpet)
    1 Trombone I (Tenor Trombone)
    1 Trombone II (Bass Trombone doubling Tuba)

    2 Percussion I & II*
    1 Guitar & Banjo
    1 Piano (Keyboard Synthesizer - principally rhythm piano)

    3 Violins
    1 Cello
    1 Bass

    1 String Substitute Synthesizer (A Keyboard part that may be used to substitute for the Violins and Cello parts in the orchestration, and is only supplied when the full orchestration is rented.)

    Piano-Conductor's Score is sent with Rehearsal Material.

    *Percussion 1 - Mallet Instruments & DrumKAT Mallet Percussion Synthesizer (2 Octaves)
    Timpani (2 pedal drums)
    Suspended Cymbal (2 sizes)
    Triangle (3 sizes)
    Small Ratchet
    Telephone Ring
    Mark Tree
    Bell Tree
    Slap Stick (2 sizes)
    Tambourine (2 sizes)
    Cabasa (stage sandpaper)
    Bell Plate (stage shovels)
    Pop Gun
    Slide Whistle
    Police Whistle
    Large Metal Ribbed Washboard
    Flight Bell/Gong & Trolley Bell
    Acoustic Xylophone
    [KAT] Vibes-Quasi Bass
    [KAT] Low Metallic Sound (Hubcap)
    [KAT] Tire Pump (stage cue)
    [KAT] Vibes/Marimba/C.B. Combo
    Tuned Bulb Horns (G F Eb)
    Sandpaper Blocks

    Percussion II - Trap Drum Set
    Bass Drum (brushes & sticks)
    Cow Bell (2 sizes)
    Tom Tom (mounted & floor)
    Wood Block (2 sizes)
    Cymbals: (various mallets & scraper)
    Chinese (or similar 12" cym.)

    Temple Blocks (3 pitches)
    Sand Blocks or Cabasa
    Guiro (stage saws)
    Slap Stick
    Police Whistle & Slide Whistle

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm