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Crazy for You

April 21st - October 12thFestival TheatreTicket Info
Generally Positive Reviews based on 10 Critics
10 Reviews

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This is a listing for the 2014 season. For the current 2023 shows click here.

The Chicago Tribune - Chris Jones

Fabulous ensemble

“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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Capital Critics circle - Jamie Portman

Gershwin musical triumphs at the...

“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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Broadway World - Mary Alderson

This show will sell out

“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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Donald's Dish - Geoff Dale

Splendid melodies and feel-good lyrics

“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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JWR - James Wegg

Singing sometimes strained

“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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The Globe and Mail - J. Kelly Nestruck

Stellar choruses plus thrilling...

“How to describe the exhilaration of watching these young bodies in jubilant motion in Feore’s athletic, yet elegant choreography? This is more Hunter S. Thompson territory, like getting a shot of adrenaline…”

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The Guelph Mercury - Robert Reid

Celebrates a form of dance...

“[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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The Bard and the Boards - Robyn Godfrey

A love-letter to theatre

“[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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