Also this season
• “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”: July 15-Aug. 1
• “The Drowsy Chaperone”: Aug. 5- Aug. 23
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‘Crazy for You’
Toe-tapping Gershwin tunes will fill Pickard Theater
BRUNSWICK — Maine State Music Theatre will continue its 2009 season with the award-winning “Crazy for You.” Winner of three Tony Awards (including Best Musical in 1992), two Drama Desk Awards and three Laurence Olivier Awards, the show features spectacular dance numbers and catchy, toe-tapping songs.
The musical is filled with standard tunes from American song-writing duo George and Ira Gershwin and a book by Ken Ludwig. “Crazy for You” opened on Broadway in 1992 and subsequently opened in the West End in London in 1993. 
MSMT will present the show June 24 through July 11 at Pickard Theater on the Bowdoin College campus. Tickets range from $29 to $52 and are available by calling 725-8769, at the box office located in the theater lobby or online at
Based on the Gershwins’ 1930s hit Broadway show “Girl Crazy,” “Crazy for You” features many of the same songs from the original production as well as other Gershwin favorites with an updated story.
“Crazy for You” follows singer/dancer hopeful Bobby Child as he leaves the glamour of New York City for Deadrock, Nev., to foreclose on a local rundown theater. Upon arriving, he immediately falls in love with Polly Baker, daughter of local theater owner Everett Baker. Mishaps, mayhem and mistaken identity ensue as Bobby fights for not only the theater and his career in showbiz, but his shot at love with Polly as well. 
Some of the production’s hit tunes include “Embraceable You,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Naughty Baby,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “I Got Rhythm.”
MSMT’s production stars Broadway’s Tony Yazbeck and Jessica Lee Goldyn in the leading roles of Bobby Child and Polly Baker. David Hess, seen on Broadway most recently in the revival of “Sweeney Todd” and also the accompanying national tour, joins the show as Lank Hawkins, the local saloon owner in Deadrock.
In her MSMT debut, Lara Seibert, last seen in the Broadway production of “Young Frankenstein,” plays Bobby’s wealthy fiance, Irene Roth. MSMT veterans Connie Shafer and Dennis St. Pierre add flavor to the stage as Bobby’s wealthy mother and zany producer Bela Zangler. St. Pierre was seen last summer as Jean Valjean in MSMT’s 50th anniversary season production of “Les Miserables.”

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