Gershwin musical opens this weekend

DOWNEY - "Crazy for You," a musical in which Broadway packs up its dancing shoes and travels west, or as far west as Deadrock, Nev., to find a barn and put on a show stacked with some of the bounciest and most irresistible tunes George and Ira Gershwin ever wrote, opens this weekend at the Downey Theatre.Produced by the Downey Civic Light Opera, "Crazy for You" runs until Oct. 14 with performances scheduled Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. The show features such songs as "Bidin' My Time," "Slap that Bass," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Embraceable You" and "I Got Rhythm." Based on the old Gershwin musical "Girl Crazy," the show won a 1992 Tony Award and has been described as "one of the brightest musicals in modern history." Tickets to see "Crazy for You" are $15 for children 12 and younger, $25 for students, $30 balcony and $35 orchestra. Senior rush tickets are $25 15 minutes prior to show time. For tickets, call (562) 923-1714.

********** Published: September 27, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 24