Crazy For You

Hilliard Arts Council is proud to present our annual large stage summer musical: Crazy For You. This Tony award winning musical will showcase the efforts of a large cast of talented actors, singers and dancers hailing from the greater Columbus area in a production featuring lavish costumes, big production numbers, a full pit orchestra and of course the high-quality community theatre you expect from a Hilliard Arts Council show.  

There will only be 3 performances all staged at the beautiful, air-conditioned Hilliard Darby Performing Arts Center. Showtimes are on Friday July 15 and Saturday July 16 at 8:00 pm and Sunday July 17 at 3:00 pm.   Tickets are $18 for Adults, $15 for Seniors (60 and over) and $10 for Students (through college).  Custom group rates are available for purchase of 10 or more seats a single performance for $12 per ticket and can be arranged by contacting or calling 888 980 2787.

Billed as “The New Gershwin Musical Comedy”, Crazy for You is a romantic comedy musical about a well-to-do young New Yorker, Bobby Child, who is sent to Nevada to foreclose on a theatre owned by the family business. Falling in love with the local postmistress, Bobby decides to produce a show to save the theatre. The production received the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical and continues to be produced in multiple companies around the world. CRAZY FOR YOU also won the Olivier Award (London) for Best Musical, 1993.

With a book by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, Leading Ladies), and music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin the show opened on Broadway on February 19, 1992 and ran for 1,622 performances. While it is largely based on the songwriting team’s 1930 musical Girl Crazy, it also incorporates songs from several other Gershwin productions. While this family-friendly show contains many hilarious farcical moments, the score is the real star of the show with such classics from the American Songbook as Embraceable You, Someone to Watch Over Me, I Got Rhythm, I Can’t Be Bothered Now and many more.  Add in several tap numbers and you have the ingredients for a fantastic evening at the theatre for an affordable price right here in Columbus, Ohio.

Bobby: Sam Thorpe
Polly: Mackenzie Leland
Zangler; Thom Gall
Lank: David Boley
Irene: Taylor Oberschlake
Eugene: Andrew Conway
Patricia: Heather Sherrill
Mother: Tobi Gerber
Everett: Bruce Hoffman

Follies Girls:
Tess: Joyce Patrone
Patsy: Alicia Hoffman
Mitzi: Rachel Arpin
Betsy: Taryn Hammond
Margie: Cindy Jacober
Vera: Jen Heimann
Elaine: Tina Schreck
Susie: Sarah Poff
Sheila: Laura Lambert
Louise: Amber Geiser
Cynthia Criss Knochel
Randi Honkonen
Barb Lubberger
Mindy Smith

Jimmy: Tim Conway
Pete: Tim Norden
Custus: Nicholas Brunet
Wyatt: Corey Hamm
Billy: Emmett Hamm
Moose: Irion Mitchell
Mingo: Kurt Zielenbach
Sam: Gavin Hubbard

Harry, the bartender: Jeff Hall
Perkins: DJ Williams
Chauffer: Jeff Hall

Ensemble: Jessie Strait, Jessica Alkire, Leah Pfefferle, Carolyn Hughes, Halle Naveja, Carrie Hays, Fran Leland, Lynda Fromm, Roberta Adams, Peggy Rennick, Kathy Whipp, Katie Larson, Erika Pearsol , Faith Riddlebaugh, Ila Jean Stamper

In keeping with the recommendations of national and local public health authorities, vaccinations and masts are not required for admittance, however masks are encouraged for those that are more comfortable wearing them.  

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