Celebrating 5 Years
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Crazy for You

Festival Theatre April 21 to October 12 More Info

Fabulous ensemble

Mixed Review
The Chicago Tribune Chris Jones

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!

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Capital Critics circle Jamie Portman

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

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Broadway World Mary Alderson

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 …

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Splendid melodies and feel-good lyrics

5 out of 5 Stars
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Donald's Dish Geoff Dale

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

3 ½ out of 4 Stars
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JWR James Wegg

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

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The Charlebois Post Stuart Munro and Dave Ross

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

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The Guelph Mercury Robert Reid

[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

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The Bard and the Boards Robyn Godfrey

[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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Natalie Daradich channells a young Judy Garland

4 out of 4 Stars
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The Toronto Star Richard Ouzounian

Natalie Daradich is truly chan­nelling the young Judy Gar­land throughout.…a voice that belts its way into your heart and a com­bi­na­tion of sweet­ness and sex­i­ness that’s irresistible.

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