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Crazy For You: Youth Edition

A one-hour adaptation of the ebullient romantic comedy featuring cowboys, showgirls, high-energy production numbers, and a glorious score from George and Ira Gershwin.

  • Short Musical
  • Backing Tracks, Comedy
  • 60 minutes

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, Jr High/Primary, Elementary School / Primary

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! Three 1992 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Broadway Musical, including Best Musical, Winner! Three 1992 Tony Awards, including Outstanding Musical, Winner! Two 1992 Drama Desk Awards
Crazy For You: Youth Edition is a one-hour adaptation of Crazy For You®, specially tailored for elementary and middle school-aged actors. The materials have been prepared to help your school or organization mount the best possible production and to give your young cast and crew an exciting and rewarding experience.

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,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”

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, 5F
  • Casting Attributes: Room for Extras, Roles for Teens, Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Roles for Children
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • BOBBY CHILD — an aspiring performer and son of a wealthy banking family
    TESS — dance director of the Zangler Follies
    BELA ZANGLER — producer of the Zangler Follies
    IRENE ROTH — Bobby’s fiancée
    LOTTIE CHILD — Bobby’s mother
    POLLY BAKER — the postmistress in Deadrock, Nevada
    LANK HAWKINS — owner of the hotel in Deadrock
    EUGENE FODOR — English travel writer
    PATRICIA FODOR — Eugene’s wife

    Three Deadrock Cowboys:

    Named Deadrock citizens:

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

    1 x Young Performers Book (contains the complete script and all vocal material adapted to the musical range of developing voices)

    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.

    1 x Piano Vocal Score
    1 x Directors Production Guide
     (Director/Teacher may keep this book.) Production Guide comes complete with background material, directional pointers, details on incorporating the show's production into the school curriculum and suggestions for involving your community at large.
    20 x Young Performer's Books (The student books may be kept by the cast members.) The Young Performers Books contain the complete script and all vocal material adapted to the musical range of developing voices.
    1 x Disc Set Consists of Sing-Along CD to help your cast learn the songs; Performance CD with the orchestral accompaniment for your productions; Choreography DVD containing simple, effective dance steps and staging ideas for selected songs.

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm