Friday, January 15, 2016

PCC Center for the Arts - presents Gershwin’s musical CRAZY FOR YOU


From: Carder, Carol []
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 12:12 PM
Subject: Press release: Pima Community College Center for the Arts - performing arts presents CRAZY FOR YOU Feb. 25-March 6


Pima Community College Performing Arts presents Gershwin's high energy, tap dancing, out west musical CRAZY FOR YOU


what: PCC performing arts Gershwin musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU

where: PCC Center for the Arts, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709

when: February 25 – March 6, Thu. - Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m. ASL interpreters March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

special events: Opening Night Roundup of Cowpokes & City Slickers, Thursday, February 25 featuring western-styled fun and refreshments with a twist of Gershwin. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and is included with the purchase of the ticket.

Molly Starr Scholarship Endowment Benefit for PCC Theatre Arts students, Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

reserved seating: Tickets are $18 with discounts available. -

information: Box office hours: Tue.-Fri., noon-5p.m. and one hour prior to each performance. 520-206-6986,,


Tucson, Arizona--Pima Community College Performing Arts presents the romantic musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU. Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, book by Ken Ludwig, co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent, and inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan. Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams. Brought to the stage by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent, Martha Reed and Dr. Mark Nelson. 


CRAZY FOR YOU, a high-energy, tap dancing musical extravaganza, features mistaken identities, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music. The plot centers around Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930′s New York playboy whose dream in life is to dance. When his banker mother sends him to a small, run-down town out west to close down the local theater, Bobby falls in love with the theater owner's daughter, Polly. In order to save the theater, he dreams up the idea to put on a show to raise money. In the end, the town is reinvigorated, the theater is saved and Bobby finds true love.


Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can't Be Bothered Now, Bidin' My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can't Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. CRAZY FOR YOU won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical.​​


According to director Poelstra, "Crazy for You is one of the best musical theatre scripts ever. It has classic stereotypical characters from melodrama with vaudevillian humor, and it's balanced with the truly heartfelt pathos of lost love. The show stopping first-act closer, I've got Rhythm is worthy of a standing ovation all by itself. The countless classic jazz standards in the orchestration make this a timeless milestone in musical theatre and a guaranteed night of fun!"


A photo call for the media is scheduled for Tues., February 9 at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Director Todd Poelstra (, 520-461-2714) choreographer Mickey Nugent (, 520-661-8052) and musical director Martha Reed ( are available for interviews.


The Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson (just west of downtown). Tickets are $18 with discounts available for students, seniors, military, PCC employees and groups of 10 or more. For ticket information contact the box office at 206-6986 or




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