Monday, May 30

Full company announced for Crazy For You starring Charlie Stemp at Chichester

A 30th-anniversary revival of George and Ira Gershwin's Crazy For You will be staged from 11th July-4th September in Chichester. 

Charlie Stemp (Mary Poppins) will star in the show as Bobby Child – returning to the venue after appearing in Half a Sixpence with  Carly Anderson as Polly Baker  They will be joined by Marc Akinfolarin (Moose), Lila Anderson (Vera), Merryl Ansah (Irene Roth), Simon Anthony
(Sam), Craig Bartley (Mingo), Jason Battersby (Junior), Evonnee Bentley-Holder (Sheila), Imogen Bowtell (Elaine), Kyle Cox (Wyatt), Mathew Craig (Lank Hawkins) Bethan Downing (swing), Jacqui Dubois (Patricia Fodor), Nicholas Duncan (Jimmy),Tom Edden (Bela Zangler), Nathan Elwick (Custus), Don Gallagher (Everett Baker),Adrian Grove (Eugene Fodor), Laura Hills (Mitzi), Ryan Jupp (swing), Matthew
(Pete), Nell Martin (swing/dance captain), Joshua Nkemdilim (Billy), Kate Parr
(Patsy), Sadie-Jean Shirley (Tess), Gay Soper (Lottie Child), Bradley Trevethan (swing),Ella Valentine (Margie) and Tara Yasmin (Louise).

Susan Stroman (Young Frankenstein) directs and choreographs the show having previously choreographed the original production in 1992  which won the Tony Award for Best Musical and earned her first Tony for Best Choreography. It transferred to the West End in 1993 with a cast including Ruthie Henshall and Chris Langham.

The entertaining musical is packed with glorious Gershwin melodies (including Someone to Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm and They Can’t Take That Away from Me), with stunning tap dance routines guaranteed to set the spirits soaring. The witty book and dialogue are written by Ken Ludwig, who also wrote this season’s Murder on the Orient Express and is the author of the Tony Award-winning Lend Me a Tenor.

It will have set design by Beowulf Borritt, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington, musical direction by Alan Williams, new orchestrations by Doug Besterman and Mark Cumberland (based on those by William David Brohn, with sound by Kai Harada.

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