(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre is currently presenting Crazy For You each weekend through August 21st. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical, this laugh-a-minute musical romp is scripted by Ken Ludwig and features the memorable hits of George and Ira Gershwin such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Naughty Baby,” “They Can't Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, Crazy For You tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theatre owner’s daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows – through cunning, razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity – to win Polly’s heart and save the theatre.
The cast includes Louis Palena as Bobby, Jen Gursky as Polly, with Libby Kane (Irene), Mike Prikril (Lank), Joan Hoffman (Lottie), Jonathan Wierzbicki (Bella Zangler), Bob Abrahamson (Everett), Justin Derry (Eugene Fodor), Alison McMullen (Patricia Fodor), Jaimie Geddes (Tess), Erin Wurtz (Patsy). Kimberly Mertz, Danielle Fairweather, Emma Sneddon, Katie Prikril, Olivia Frankenbach, Kate Jones, Brianna Kane, Emily O'Sullivan, Michael Hall, Jordan Brennan, Ben Malone, Kyle Binkley, Patrick Lavery, Nicholas Kianka, Aidan Rice, Caleb Duffy, Dominick Wierzbicki, Denise Carr, Colette Baills, Jaydin Houck, and McAfee Madding.
Music Mountain Theatre's production of Crazy for You is directed by Jordan Brennan, with choreography adapted by Louis Palena, lighting design by Aidan Mitchell, sound design by Morgan Tarrant, and under the musical direction of Sue Den Outer,
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for students or seniors and are available online at www.musicmountaintheatre.org or by calling the box office at 609-397-3337.
Music Mountain Theatre has remained committed to its mission of enriching, educating, and entertaining the community through the appreciation of the arts during this difficult time. The Theatre strives to provide a safe environment for all with rigorous cleaning procedures and, more recently, the installation of state-of-the-art air scrubbers to increase indoor air quality and reduce contaminants.
Here are more photos from the production.
Music Mountain Theatre is located at 1483 NJ-179 in Lambertville, New Jersey. In addition to the mainstage productions, performances for young audiences are offered throughout the year. The Music Mountain Theatre School also offers classes encompassing a range of disciplines, across acting, musical theatre, costuming, and dance.
ALL PHOTOS BY JOHN POSADA - If your theatre company is interested in having John Posada cover your plays, contact New Jersey Stage at firstname.lastname@example.org. He has taken photos during live performances and dress rehearsals.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed productions for over 22 different theatres. Click here for John's website.