Crazy for You

April 21st - October 12th Festival Theatre Ticket Info
Generally Positive Reviews based on 10 Critics
This is a listing for the 2014 season. For this years shows click here.
10 Reviews

Fabulous ensemble

Chris Jones The Chicago Tribune

“The comic performances always are solid, and the ensemble is fabulous… but Feore does not make enough of an attempt to solve the chronic Act 2 flaws in the book to this creaky vehicle for the songs of George and Ira Gershwin”

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Gershwin musical triumphs at the Festival!

Jamie Portman Capital Critics circle

“This show is a perfect remedy for chasing the blues away. Indeed, to have it open a day after the gloom and doom of King Lear, and on the same stage, seems an example of perfect product placement.”

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This show will sell out

Mary Alderson Broadway World

“Natalie Daradich is perfectly cast as Polly Baker – she belts “I got Rhythm” with the power of Ethel Merman, for whom the song was originally written, and has a hint of the fluttery vibrato that made Jodi Benson famous when she originated the role of Polly on Broadway in 1992.”

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Splendid melodies and feel-good lyrics

Geoff Dale Donald's Dish

“As Slim, the bass player, Michael McLennan brings down the house with his jazzy little rendition of Slap That Bass, while his cowboy counterparts Steve Ross (Moose), Marcus Nance (Mingo) and Stephen Patterson (Sam) capture both the musical and comic style of the classic Gershwin numbers.”

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Singing sometimes strained

James Wegg JWR

“like ALL CAPS in print, the penchant for so many singers these days to squeeze rather than release too often gives their songs an edge that the composers never imagined”

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Canada’s best musical theatre

Stuart Munro and Dave Ross The Charlebois Post

“the best musical theatre talent in the country is working at Stratford every season, and last night’s opening proved it once again…Despite being 22 years old, the comedy has held up incredibly well”

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Celebrates a form of dance disappearing from musical stages

Robert Reid The Guelph Mercury

“[Feore’s] production seems to leap into the laps of the audience, featuring auspicious festival debuts of two gifted leads, a superb cast of supporting actors and a splendid company of singers and dancers, topped with choreography that is fresh, dynamic, athletic, funny and wondrously inventive.”

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A love-letter to theatre

Robyn Godfrey The Bard and the Boards

“[Feore’s]choreography and Shelly Hanson’s musical direction reaches back to the very core of America’s cultural heritage: tap-dance, jazz, and the swinging, crazy, flying dances it birthed, the jitterbug and Lindy hop.”

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