Bobby Child played by Sam Bryant, a senior at Model High, finds himself in the street with his suitcase as Lizzy Carver, a senior at Model, playing Polly Baker chastises local bar owner Lank played by Model senior Zack McElveen.
Crazy For You musical hits the stage this weekend
The second Floyd County Schools system-wide musical production will hit the stage this weekend at Model High School with performers representing all four Floyd County high schools. This year’s production Crazy For You is a classic tale of a city boy falling for a country girl and a theater in need of saving. There will be three shows with a 7:30 p.m. show time on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 and a Sunday afternoon matinee on April 9 at 2:30 p.m.
The Gershwin musical comedy features Sam Bryant, a senior at Model High, as Bobby Child, a stage-struck banker who dreams of being a star. His stage career is going nowhere so his banking job takes him to Deadrock, Nevada to foreclose on a failing theater. There, Bobby falls for Polly Baker, the sweet and sturdy postmistress, whose father owns the decaying theater. Polly is played by Lizzy Carver, also a senior at Model High.
The show features a knee-slapping, hoedown of a good time with singing and dancing throughout the light-hearted script. The show will include a collection of the most beloved George and Ira Gershwin songs “Can’t Be Bothered Now”, the high-energy “Slap That Bass”, and the romantic “Someone To Watch Over Me”. “We wanted a show that was light-hearted and fun this year,” said Sherry Childs, fine arts coordinator for Floyd County Schools. “The performers have worked hard rehearsing since last fall to make this a show they can be proud of and I know the community will enjoy.”
Tickets for the show will be sold at the door and are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Crazy For You follows the ultra-successful first production Phantom of the Opera put on by performing arts students from across the system last spring.