Saturday 10 May 2014

"Crazy for You", Stratford Festival, Stratford, ON

Gord and I took the train down and back to Stratford today and saw the Gershwin musical Crazy for You this afternoon, which is part of the Stratford Festival.

Sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a derelict theatre, banker Bobby Child falls for its owner’s daughter, Polly Baker. Can he reconcile the demands of duty and love – and his own dreams of dancing? “I Got Rhythm”, “Nice Work if You Can Get It” and “Someone to Watch Over Me” are just some of the gems in this dynamic musical’s dazzling score. 

It was playing at the Festival Theatre.

I thought it was great and enjoyed it!

Natalie Daradich and Josh Franklin were great in their roles as Polly and Bobby.  The supporting cast were excellent.  There was lots of singing and dancing.  It was colourful and lively.  It's funny ... there are a lot of silly jokes but you can't help but laugh at them.  My favourite scene was with Bobby and Bela getting hammered in the saloon and lamenting about being in love with women who don't love them back ... very funny!

This is the start of the Stratford Festival season so there is lot of time to go see this ... and I suggest you do!

Here is the Stratford train station before we headed home to Toronto.

The train was 35 minutes late arriving in Stratford so we had less than 10 minutes to find a cab and scamper to the theatre ... we got there at 1:59pm!  The last couple of years the train keeps arriving later and later so we won't be doing that again.  There's a bus that gets people back and forth a couple times a day between Toronto and Stratford for just $10 each way ... we'll do that next time (it leaves at 10am).  The train was 25 minutes late getting into Toronto.


Leeann said...

Looking forward to seeing it - love all the tapping!!!

Teena in Toronto said...

I was thinking of you yesterday, LeeAnn! You'll love it! There's lots of tapping!

Masshole Mommy said...

I've never heard of it, but it sounds great.