Bay City Players will be holding auditions for the musical Crazy For You, The New Gershwin Musical with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and Book by Ken Ludwig, co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent, inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan, originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams.
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Auditions will be held at Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Ave., Bay City, MI 48708.
Performance dates are April 22-24 & April 29-May 1, 2016
Directed by Michael Wisniewski
Music Direction by Catherine McMichael
Choreographer: Holly Haga Bills
Producer: Susan Ross
Principals: 4 Women to play age 25 and up and 7 Men to play age 25 and up
Tap Ensemble: 8 Women and 6 Men ages 17 and up Singing Ensemble: 6 Women and 6 Men ages 17 and up
This show requires a large ensemble of singers and well as tap dancers. There are several large musical numbers that require both talents. Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t a tap dancer, we will teach you! There are many featured roles for both men and women including a men’s quartet. Those auditioning will be asked to sing and read selections from the script and learn dance movement so wear comfortable clothes. Also bring your calendar and be prepared to communicate any scheduling conflicts. Most important relax and have fun. This is a great show!
CRAZY FOR YOU™ is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930’s playboy whose dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be ex-fiancee, Bobby achieves his dream! 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. It’s a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.
Auditions are open to the public and newcomers are welcome. Please contact the office Monday through Friday from 9am-1pm at (989) 893-5555 for more information or visit our website at www.baycityplayers.com.