June 16, 2012

Girl Crazy
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Guy Bolton and John McGowan

Ethel Merman made her stage debut in this musical production, which also turned Ginger Rogers into an overnight star. Classic songs featured in GIRL CRAZY include “Bidin’ My Time,” “Embraceable You,” “Treat Me Rough,” “But Not For Me” and “I Got Rhythm.” The show made Ginger Rogers a star and marked Ethel Merman’s stage debut. Hollywood filmed it three times, perhaps most memorably with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.

The Cast

Roger Befeler
Chuck Bergman
Christopher Carothers
Stan Chandler
Misty Cotton
Maura M. Knowles
William Martinez
Erik McEwen
Jennifer Malenke
Jeffrey Polk

and guest artists
Jeremy Bernard
Ashley Fox Linton
Nick Santa Maria
Noelle Marion
Brent Schindele
Stephanie Renee Wall

Directed by Lewis Wilkenfeld
Music Direction by Richard Berent
Choreography by Lisa Hopkins

Production Photographs