Saturday, May 4, 2019


You will be crazy for the Heights Players after you see their energetic romantic musical production of Crazy For You.
George and Ira Gershwin wrote the music and the words, Ken Ludwig put it into a book, but the Heights Players bring it to life on stage!
Joe Bliss is Bobby Child, a rich New York banker who heads west to Deadrock, Nevada to close down a broken down theater.  Marissa Giglio is Polly Baker, the daughter of the theater owner who will  lose her heart to Bobby (well after a few mishaps) and  render the unforgettable ballad of love awakening, Someone to Watch Over Me
Joe and Marissa are true “triple threats”  They act, sing and dance their way through this show at the level of the best in regional theater.  Together they join in an unforgettable rendering of Embraceable You.
The multi-talented cast features Leah Elm as Irene, Bobby’s fancy, long-frustrated fiancĂ©e who toys with saloon owner Lank Hawkins played by Henry Ponthieu with her va-va-voom performance of  Naughty Baby.
When the Deadrock cowboys get their hopes dashed, along comes David Mackler and Michelle Kuchuk as the British travel guide writers Eugene and Patricia Fodor with advice to the small town to keep a Stiff Upper Lip.
For those who love tip top tap dancing, the Follies girls and Cowboys deliver  rousing numbers like  I Got Rhythm that will set your feet moving in this reminiscing of  great melodies.   
Comic stand outs include:  Frank Franconeri as the besotted Bela Zangler.  Frank gets a laugh every time he speaks.  His comic timing is impeccable.
Heights veteran performer and director Thomas J. Kane  captures  the pitiful character of Moose.
Middle school student and soon to be a star Gareth Hogan lights up the stage every time he makes an entrance.
The broadway quality pit orchestra consisting of Eric Wharton on acoustic bass,  Chris Cerreto on drums and led by asst. music director/conductor Emily Goggin keeps the show moving and the feet tapping both on stage and in the audience.
Kudos to Director James Martinelli, Music Director  David Fletcher, Asst. Music Director/Conductor Emily Goggin and Choreographers,  Frances Felske and Marianne O’Reilly.
WANT TO GO:  Crazy for You (to May 19, 2019)
WHERE:  26 Willow Place, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201  - PHONE: 718-237-2752