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High School Musical, 'Crazy for You,' to Be Performed February 6, 7, 8 in Bronxville School Auditorium PDF Print Email

Jan. 29, 2014:  The Bronxville High School Drama Department will present the musical Crazy for You on Thursday, February 6, at 5:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday, February 7 and 8, at 7:00 pm. There will be a free open dress rehearsal for senior citizens on Wednesday, February 5, at 5:00 pm.

The romantic comedy is the Tony Award–winning 1992 adaptation by Ken Ludwig of the 1930 musical comedy Girl Crazy, by George and Ira Gershwin. Set in sleepy Deadrock, Nevada, the show follows Polly Baker (Caroline Schetlick) as she attempts to save her father's Gaiety Theater from foreclosure (her father is Everett Baker, played by Thomas Neville).

When East Coast banker Bobby Child (Spencer Borwick) leaves New York and his mother, Mrs. Child (Katie Toal), and fiancée, Irene Roth (Becca Blanco), and sets out to foreclose on the small-town theater, he doesn't anticipate falling in love with Polly or becoming the theater's main champion. But he does both and stages a show with himself in the lead to try to save the theater, impersonating the famous theater director Bela Zangler (Jim Grant) of New York's Zangler Follies, who previously rejected Bobby's attempts to enter theater back East.

Bobby recruits the guys in the local saloon (Perkins, Frankie Gallo; Moose, Matthias Ribka; Mingo, Kenny Xue; and Sam, Alex Szor; plus saloon "guys" Harry, Christina Weiler; Wyatt, Chase Judkins; Billie, Caroline Dent; Junior, Maddie Coyne; Custus, Natalie Arenzon; Jimmy, Alexis Petnuch; and Pete, Nicolette Petnuch; and cowboys Emily Kowalski, Kylie Regan, and Emma Verscaj), and prepares a performance that the town will never forget.

Lank Hawkins (Will Tague), the owner of the saloon, wants to marry Polly and save the theater. While Bobby, disguised as Zangler, also falls in love with Polly, who detests him, Bobby's fiancée shows up in Deadrock and threatens to expose Bobby. Polly falls for Zangler as impersonated by Bobby, and the web tightens.

Chaos ensues when the real Zangler appears at the Gaiety Theater in pursuit of his dance director, Tess (Jamie Carroll), whom he is in love with and who has followed Child to Deadrock together with the Follies girls from the Zangler Theater (Rachel Bothwell, Grayson Elder, Yasmeen Fahr, Lauren Gray, Emma MacKinnon, Ally Minoli, Hiroko Mitsui, Michelle Moriarty, Natascha Puri, Dryden Quigley, Sonora Rivera-Heinz, Olivia Samios, Alexa Shephard, and Grace Winant).

Meanwhile, the town has pulled together, and opening night arrives with its promise of reviving the Gaity Theater, although when the train unloads its passengers, the only two who disembark are the British pair, the Fodors (Ariana Sher and Morgan Taylor), who, as their name suggests, are in town to write a guidebook about the West and Deadrock's saloon.

But the plot is secondary to the all-American foot-stompin', toe-tappin', hand-clappin', sing-along hoedown. With songs such as "Someone to Watch Over Me," "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," and "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and several large-cast tap dance numbers, the show will have you laughing, singing, and tapping to the music long after you leave the performance.

Peter Royal is the director, with choreography by Helen Coope and musical direction by Pamela Simpson.

Bring the whole family to see Bronxville's finest performers in the final show in the school's auditorium before renovations commence!

Pictured here: Bronxville students rehearsing for Crazy for You.

Photo courtesy Nancy Adams-Taylor


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Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville

The Fine Arts Gallery is a beautiful gallery in the heart of our village. It sells original art and specializes in local artists from Bronxville past and present. It provides high end custom framing, art consulting, restoration and appraisals. Appointments are available upon request. It also sells the Historical Conservancy Journals which include a history of the village as well as the artists who have lived here and are presenting living here ($20/copy).

99 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College

171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708


Books & Culture

Bronxville Public Library

The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.

The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.

The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children.  All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

The Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)

Womrath Bookshop

Womrath Bookshop is a located in the heart of Bronxville village. In addition to selling books, the store also sell children's toys and holds readings both at the store and elsewhere in the community, such as at the Library.

76 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

(914) 337-0199

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Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.

Executive Director: Kathleen Suss

Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

Concordia College-New York

Phone: 914-395-4507

Crestwood Music Education Center

Crestwood Music Education Center, founded in 1987, has established itself as one of the most reputable and premier music schools in Westchester County with well over 800 students studying piano, guitar voice, Suzuki and much more. Their philosophy is to create a very positive, stimulating environment that gives each student the chance for creative self-expression. They believe in the importance of having a world-class faculty with extensive education as well as the teaching and performing experience that can only found in America's finest music schools.

453 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York 10709


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