Cody Musical Theatre Company

15th-19th March 2016

The award-winning, critically acclaimed Gershwin musical Crazy for You will be bursting onto the Princes Hall stage in March 2016. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical and is packed full of classics, including I Got Rhythm, Someone To Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Shall We Dance, But Not For Me and Nice Work If You Can Get It.

Crazy for You is a romantic love musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as “The New Gershwin Musical Comedy”, it is largely based on the songwriting team’s 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but incorporates songs from several other productions as well.

The story follows Bobby Child, a 1930s playboy whose dream in life is to dance, and despite the serious efforts of his mother and his soon-to-be-ex-fiancée, Bobby sets out to achieve his dream. This extravaganza of a show is filled with a host of marvellous characters, a delightfully witty script, and features an abundance of high-energy comedy and fabulous dancing.

Production Team

Creative Team

DirectorGary Oxenham
Musical DirectorGraham Hix
ChoreographerLisa Fletcher
Assistant DirectorSophie Fryer
Stage ManagerMike Davall
Assistant Stage ManagersRobert Phillips, Andy Piercy
Lighting DirectorMelvyn Fryer
Lighting DesignerStuart Armes
Lighting AssistanceJessica Eade, Sam Fisher
Sound DirectorRichard Bradford
Sound AssistantMary Heath
Sound EffectsGraham Hix , Maurice Kent
Stage Crew & Get-In WeekendEd Armes, Joyce Atlee, Clive Bolton, Sandra Bolton, Rick Comber, Jill Cray, Bob Cray, Graham Davidson, Andy Harding, Mel Martin, Eric Mcloughlin, Martin Sampson, Stephen Williams, David Wimpenny
Box Office ManagerRon Walker
Front of House ManagerGraham Kirby-Smith
Front of House HelpersMarion Boorman, Carrie Canfield, Martha Crawford, Lisa Fletcher, Dave Main, Becs Mason, Deb Oxenham, Sue Sampson, Peter Taylor, Shirley Tickner, David Timpson, June Thomas, Chrissie White, Mike Williams
Rehearsal PianistGraham Hix
Rehearsal Tea LadiesMartha Crawford, Lynda Hix
Stage Door KeeperPeter Taylor
Make Up ManagerVictoria Taylor
Make Up TeamAlison Bedford, Diane Bedford, Kimberley Nichols
Costume ManagerHelen Dayson
Costume AssistantMarion Boorman
CostumesCostume Workshop, Sue’s Costumes, The Cast, April Timpson
PhotographsGeorge Riddell
PropertiesSandra Bolton, Lynda Taylor
Scenery Hired FromScenic Projects Ltd
Publicity ManagerLaura Cross
Publicity TeamTim Canfield, Stephanie Farry, Lisa Fletcher, Richard Young
WebsiteTim Canfield
ArtworkTim Canfield
ProgrammeLaura Cross, Tatum Le Patourel
Publicity BannerPrint Android
Programme PrintingPrint Express
Handbill PrintingFlyerzone
The Orchestra:
Trumpet 1Lawrence Warburton
Trumpet 2Paul Harris
Tenor TrombonePaul Goodwin
Bass Trombone / TubaPaul Dodge
HornAustin Pepper
REED 1 (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Soprano & Alto Saxophone)Alison Hoyland
REED 2 (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)Sonia Perez Baeza
REED 4 (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)Martyn Hayward
REED 5 (Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone)Paul Summers
Keys 1 (Piano)David Perkins
Keys 2 (Strings)Paul Darrah
Guitar/BanjoDavid Yates
BassJonathan Williams
DrumsDerek Vickers


Cast List

Bobby ChildRob Tickner
Polly BakerKelly Gates
Bela ZanglerNigel Morley
Irene RothEmily Gregory
Lank HawkinsTony Siddall
Everett BakerHaydn Thomas
Mother (Lottie Child)Giga Phillips
Eugenie FodorCharlie Magowan
Patricia FodorJaney Blaszkowicz
PerkinsSteve Howard
TessDanni Stembridge
PatsySue Canfield
MitziLaura Thomas
GirlsChloe Anderson, Samantha Bottle, Laura Cross, Christie Lambert, Lucy Paynter, April Timpson, Sarah Wall
MingoRon Walker
MooseTim Canfield
SamChris Boorman
JuniorJames Timpson
JimmyParis Terrett
WyattTom Knight
Harry/PeteKevin Long
CustusLisa Nicholson
BillieTracyann Johnson
Townsfolk & other parts:Helen Dayson, Tony Doherty, Kayleigh McCarthy, Arie Van Nieuwenhuijzen
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