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RVHS musical set

| April 30, 2014

WARSAW – The River View High School Music Department will present the new Gershwin musical “Crazy For You” Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, in the high school auditorium. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.

The play is about a young man, Bobby, who is from a banking family, but just wants to dance.

“They send him to Nevada to close a theater and he falls in love with the only girl who lives in the town,” said Deborah English, director.

Polly happens to be the daughter of the theater owner and wants nothing to do with Bobby once she finds out who he is. Bobby, however, comes up with a way to save the theater, but has to disguise himself as Mr. Zangler, a famous director.

“It’s a case of mistaken identity and is a very hysterical play,” English said.

The play also features some great singing and dancing by the students. Some of the songs also are quite recognizable, such as “I Got Rhythm.”

Dee Smith has two children involved with the production, but she’s enjoyed seeing everyone grow and learn their roles.

“It’s been really neat watching this one come together,” Smith said. “There were kids with two left feet that have learned to tap dance (for this play).”

Admission to the show is $5 and dinner will be served beforehand from 5 to 7 p.m. The meal is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

“There is lots of singing and dancing and to me it’s a show you can take a 3-year-old up to a 103-year-old and they will get something out of it and stay engaged in it,” Smith said.

“Crazy For You” features 51 students on stage, but with everyone behind the scenes and the adults that volunteered to help there is more than 100 people involved in the production.

The leading actors are seniors Samuel Hart and Madison Speicher.

“This play was picked because we thought we had the kids to handle it,” English said. “It’s a difficult play, but they did it.”

For tickets, call the RVHS office at 824-3522 or e-mail [email protected].

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