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Theatre Arts: Crazy for You, October 2018

An online resource guide for Theatre Arts students at LaGrange College


Crazy for You

 will be performed at Price Theatre on


Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 26, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 28 2018, at 2:30 p.m.




Crazy for You opened on Broadway in 1992 and ran for nearly four years.  Playwright Ken Ludwig wrote a new book that incorporated songs by George and Ira Gershwin, especially from their 1930 show Girl Crazy.

Library Resources for Crazy for You

You can listen to the London cast recording of Crazy for You through Naxos Music Library here.  (We also have a recording of Girl Crazy.)


Vocal selections for Crazy for You:  call number M 1508 .G47 C7 1992 (upper level)


There’s a summary of the musical (with photos) in The Applause/Best Plays Theater Yearbook 1991-1992 (call number PN 6112 .B47 1992, on the Lower Level).  Ludwig’s farce Lend Me a Tenor is also downstairs (PR 6062 .U27 L46 1989).


We have several books on George Gershwin on the upper level in the ML 410 .G288 area, and e-books you can access through the online catalog (do a “Subject” search for Gershwin).  We also have the e-book Ira Gershwin:  The Art of the Lyricist, and an entry on him in the Dictionary of Literary Biography.


The Current Biography Yearbook 2004 (reference section, REF CT 100 .C8 2004) has a biography of Ken Ludwig (pp. 338-342).


For articles, try the International Bibliography of Theater and Dance database in GALILEO.  Articles include:


2013 interview with Ken Ludwig from Southern Theatre


2018 interview with Ludwig from Variety


You’ll find many reviews of Crazy for You in GALILEO databases such as News & Newspapers.  Here are a few for the 1992 Broadway production:

New York Times Feb. 20, 1992 

Hartford Courant March 1, 1992 

Newsweek March 2, 1992



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