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Tuesday 20 July 2004
Crazy For You @ The Hippodrome
Written by Clive Fuller, site user
Crazy For You
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Birmingham Hippodrome
Monday 19 – Saturday 24 July 2004.

Clive Fuller reviews the show.

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Felicity Arblaster reviews the same show in Birmingham.

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A review on BBC Northampton of this production.

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Crazy For You at The Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham. Monday 19 - Saturday 24 July 2004

Tickets: £12 - £32.50
Performance times: 7.30pm, matinees Weds 2pm and Fri 2.30pm

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CAST
Melanie Stace
Darren Bennett
Mark Wynter
Christopher Beeny
Sue Hodge
Plus more than 40 other artistes.

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An enthusiastic crowd were treated to the very best of the Gershwin's music in this new national touring production of the Broadway and West End favourite that packed 'em in for a decade.

This production, directed by Lincoln Theatre Royal's Chris Colby, has more of a repertory feel about it and he has given many of the musical numbers a makeover. Sometimes it works - sometimes it doesn't.

The central characters: Polly played by the talented Melanie Stace and Bobby by the versatile Darren Bennett, give it 100%+ and excelled in both dance and vocals.

Darren was superb doing his impersonation of the flamboyant impresario Bela Zangler. The role of Bobby is a demanding one and he is certainly up to the challenge.

Melanie sang a wistful 'Someone to watch over me' and has the kind of confidence to admire and makes her character larger than life.

A large cast supports all of this with Mark Wynter as the real Bela, Jenny Cox as a sultry Irene and Christopher Beeny and Sue Hodge as the English eccentrics and scene-stealers Eugene and Patricia Fodor.

With music directed by Jonathan Gill and a good sized band the Gershwin melodies ring out loud and clear. After Birmingham this production continues on tour until the end of August.

Written by Clive Fuller


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