Crazy For You
13 - 17 May 2008
Director and choreographer: Martyn Knight
Musical director: Trevor Defferd
The Anvil, Basingstoke
Evenings: 7:30 pm, Saturday matinee: 3:00 pm
A high-energy musical comedy that brings the best of Broadway to Basingstoke – brimming with Gershwin showstoppers, Fred Astaire elegance and a chorus line of glamorous tap dancing showgirls!
All playboy Bobby Child wants to do is sing and dance – but his domineering mother says he’s got to work for the family banking business.
She sends him to the sleepy mining town of Deadrock to close its only theatre. But Bobby soon discovers it’s the perfect place to put on a show and fulfil his dream of becoming a star of the stage!
His adventures take an unexpected turn when he falls head-over-heels in love with the theatre owner’s daughter Polly Baker - the only girl in a town of 157 men. The stage is set for comedy, romance, glamour – and some dazzling tap dance routines!
George Gershwin’s musical score is a feast of well-known songs from the exuberant “I Got Rhythm”, “Slap that Bass” and “Shall we Dance”, to the romantic “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “Someone to Watch Over Me”.
Box office tel: 01256 844244
Group bookings tel: 01256 366935
"Who could ask for anything more? It is undoubtedly one of their best."
The Basingstoke Gazette - Read full review
"They got rhythm and style - a veritable firework display to delight and amaze."
The Farnham Herald - Read full review
Female chorus: Charlotte Barnes, Trudi Bevan, Debbie Birkett, Julia Cheeseman, Elizabeth Flaherty,
Tracey Gonzato, Sue Harris, Abigail Parsons, Rachel Stubbins, Nikki Taylor, Katy Wilson
Male chorus: David Allard, Anthony Bevan, Nick Brannam, Jake Holland, Steve Jeffery, Patrick Tame
Director and Choreographer
Assistant to the Director
Steve Brannam, Brian Edwards, Nick Horsey,
Ian "Spud" Smith, Elaine Hallaway,
Andy Hallaway, Tony Ward
Lighting & Sound Design
Viking Stage Lighting
Follow Spot Operators
Di Annakin, Graeme Duncanson
SLX Theatre Set Hire, Bristol
Barrie Cheeseman, Hazel Pearce, Simon Waller
Rachel Glover, Louise Waller, Myra Ward
Chelmsford Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society
Costume Workshop (Isle of Wight) and BATS Wardrobe
Members of BATS
Marketing and Sales Officer
Marketing and Sales Team
David Allard, Tracey Gonzato, Sue Harris, Steve Jeffery, Colin Webb
Sue Harris, David Chadwick, Steve Jeffery
Bryn Hughes and David Allard
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Book by Ken Ludwig.
Co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent. Inspired by Material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan.
Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams.
Presented by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Ltd of New York.