'Crazy for You' opens March 21
Trumbull High School students will soon take the stage in this year’s spring musical Crazy for You. The “new Gershwin musical” features tap dancing, classic comedy routines and timeless show tunes such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It.”
A cast of more than 70 Trumbull High students is headed up by seniors Matt Johnson and Gabby Gottschall as Bobby Child and Polly Baker, an unlikely duo destined to fall in love in 1930’s Deadrock, Nevada. But before they find happiness, they must find their way through mistaken identities, pushy parents, clumsy cowboys and a bevy of beautiful showgirls.
Auditions for Crazy for You began in December and cast members have been rehearsing five days a week since early January. The student production crew of about 30 students has been working backstage to build, paint and create sets and props for the fictional gold-mining town of Deadrock. The next two weeks will bring some long weekends and late nights as the cast and crew put the finishing touches on this huge production.
Trumbull theater-goers of all ages are invited to enjoy a great classic musical at performances March 21 through March 24. Details and ticket sales available at THSmusicals.com.
In recent years, the Trumbull High School musicals program has been recognized for its work with multiple nominations for Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards, including wins for Best Choreography, Best Leading Male, Best Ensemble and Best Lighting Design. The musicals program is run by Trumbull teachers Jessica Spillane and Shannon Bolan.