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February 14, 2001


LA CROSSE, Wis.—Viterbo University Bright Star Season presents Crazy for You, the new Gershwin musical, on Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Crazy for You is pure magic. This 1930’s style, Tony Award-winning musical comedy, is filled with a great collection of unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin including, "Embraceable You," "But Not for Me," and "I Got Rhythm."

The story centers on Bobby Child, a playboy banker who is smitten with show business and yearns to perform in "Zangler’s Follies" on Broadway. To cure him of this unhealthy desire and to get him to marry his fiancée, Irene, he is sent by his no-nonsense mother to foreclose on an old vaudeville theatre in Deadrock, Nev. There, Bobby falls for the theatre owner’s daughter, Polly Baker, the only girl in town. To win her affection, he tells her he knows Zangler personally and can convince the show biz legend to put on a show to save the theatre. Bobby ends up impersonating Zangler and importing chorus girls to put on the show he promised. When Irene and then Zangler himself show up complications ensue.

Filled with a treasure-trove of Gershwin gems and featuring the dazzling choreography of the period, Crazy for You is a visual treat filled with timeless music, phenomenal dancing, and sparkling showmanship.

Crazy for You is sponsored by Gundersen Lutheran.

Second balcony tickets are $28.  To order tickets, please contact the Viterbo Box Office at 608-796-3100.

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