Memorial junior Grant Brown, in the male lead role of Bobby Child, rehearses the number "Can't Be Bothered Now" with show dancers (standing) Kristen Hart, Michelle Cantu, Jazz Kristensen, Angela Austin, Scarlett Ellingson and Bene Vincent; and (front) Kalin Ybarra and Anita Jamali.
The Memorial High Fine Arts Department will present the Tony Award-winning musical "Crazy For You" over six dates beginning Jan. 28 in the school auditorium.
The show, which features the music of George and Ira Gershwin, won the 1992 Tony for Best Musical. The classic song-and-dance production features exhilarating tap-dance numbers reminiscent of "42nd Street" and "Singin' in the Rain."
Evening performances are scheduled for Jan 28-29 and Feb. 3-5. Curtain time each night is 7 p.m.
A special matinee performance is set for Jan. 30 at 2 p.m.
The script, written by Ken Ludwig, takes audiences through rejection and mistaken identity -- and throws in a love story along the way.
Bobby Child, a city boy, dreams of making it big on Broadway, but his mother disagrees with his goals and wants him to remain in the family banking business. Business takes him to Nevada, where he meets Polly Baker, a small-town girl who wants nothing to do with his big-city ways.
Gershwin hits include "Someone to Watch Over Me," "I Got Rhythm," "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and "Embraceable You."
The Memorial High production is under the direction of H. Russ Brown and choreographed by Peggy Hinajosa with musical direction by J. Paul Trahan.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
For additional information, contact Geema Moore at 713-740-0390.
Polly Baker, played by senior Sandy Valles, spurns the advances of Bobby Child (Grant Brown) as she spurns his advances in a scene leading up to the number "Can You Use Me."
Memorial junior Grant Brown (left) as Bobby Child and senior
Sandy Valles (right) as Polly Baker, team up (center) for a dance number from the so
ng "Can You Use Me."
Bobby Child (Grant Brown) with his dance partners in the "Can't Be Bothered Now" number.