Gershwin challenge for Rattonians

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The Rattonians opening night for Crazy For You is next Wednesday (July 24) - the company preparing to bring to the Congress this much-loved Gershwin musical comedy.

The show’s musicaldDirector, Carl Greenwood, will lead his orchestra through some of the Gershwin’s most popular music, including ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’, ‘Embraceable You’, ‘I’ve Got Rhythm’ and ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’.

The show tells the story of Bobby Child (Alex Adams), the rich New Yorker, who only has dreams of dancing on the stage.

He is exasperating his mother (Melanie Adams), by not wishing to continue in the family banking business so she sends him to Deadrock, Navada, to prove that he can conduct business by foreclosing on a bank loan on a theatre there.

The feisty Polly (Star Bray) is defending the theatre owned by her Father (Cliff Bendall) and Bobby falls in love with her.

His fiancé, Irene (Emily Davis) is not happy about him being sent west and follows him. Polly is not impressed when she finds out he is from the bank so Bobby disguises himself as the theatre impresario Bela Zangler to save the theatre and win her over,. However, the real Bela Zangler (Steve Clarke) turns up and the fun begins.

The show is packed with great comedy and dance routines choreographed by Jan Lynton including ‘I’ve Got Rhythm’ which is a masterpiece of tap and percussion.

The show is directed by Mark Adams and the fast moving funny story, and in true musical theatre style everyone gets their man and sing and dance their hearts out in a spectacular finale!

Opening night is Wednesday, July 24, and the show runs until Saturday, August 3. Performances are nightly at 7.45pm, matinees July 27, August 1 & August 3). Tickets are from £12 to £15, available from the box office on 01323 412000.