The Watermill Theatre production of Crazy For You starring Tom Chambers (Casualty), Claire Sweeney (Brookside), and Charlotte Wakefield is a knee-tapping, energetic show known as one of the biggest Broadway shows of all time – how lucky we are to be able to see the stars before our eyes in our very own Curve theatre.
This is a musical based on the impossible dream. Boy-meets-girl in a lavishly set 1930s Nevada after Bobby (Tom Chambers) leaves New York – as well as his unfulfilling job as a banker and his repressive mother and fiancé – to pursue his dreams of becoming a dancer. His tap and ballroom skills are impeccable and the routines are gripping. After he falls in love with the go-getting Polly (Charlotte Wakefield), he takes it upon himself to save the theatre owned by her father by taking on the identity of well-known producer Zangler (Neil Ditt). It’s a comedy of errors type situation and one that had us on unblinkingly on the edge of our seats.
The show is unique with its live-on-stage musicians. The extremely talented musicians impressively dance and act throughout the show with musical arrangements that were engrossing, comical and fascinating to witness.
Styling and costumes were glitzy and glamourous in the stage-within-a-stage scenes and dance numbers were bouncy and spirited among gritty-city and weathered-theatre set designs.
Our favourite numbers were the hilarious ‘What Causes That?’ in which Bobby meets Zangler in a drunken discovery of mistaken identity, as well as the powerful ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’ performed by Polly.
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