’I’ve Got Rhythm’ is the exciting finale to the first half of Crazy for You at Brentwood College. For more photos from the show, go to cowichanvalleycitizen.com. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

’I’ve Got Rhythm’ is the exciting finale to the first half of Crazy for You at Brentwood College. For more photos from the show, go to cowichanvalleycitizen.com. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

VIDEO: Brentwood’s ‘Crazy for You’ is blockbuster hit

Plenty of dancing, fun story, and great performances: you'll be crazy for this 'New Gershwin Musical'

Crazy for You is known as The New Gershwin Musical because it first hit the stage in 1992, but this Brentwood College blockbuster is vintage Gershwin for musical theatre fans.

Great tunes from a variety of shows by George and Ira Gershwin have been blended together by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent into a frothy event that really brings back the flavour and style of those famous all-dancing musicals of the 1930s.

Tap dancing was king of the boards in those days and this talented cast obviously has been rehearsing aplenty to offer polished displays in such numbers as ‘Slap That Bass’ and ‘I Got Rhythm’ but there’s lots more to enjoy as well.

The ’30s were also the era of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers so we see some graceful duets like ‘Shall We Dance’ and ‘Embraceable You’.

The team of Phil Newns (music director), Lorraine Blake (choreographer), Don Armitage (technical director), and Edna Widemaier (director and producer) have superbly marshalled their resources and presented the students in a polished, professional production.

The curtain goes up at 7:30 nightly. Tickets are $25 each for Friday and Saturday nights (March 9 and 10) . Get them at http://theatre.brentwood.bc.ca/Event/32902/CrazyforYouFridaySaturday/#.Wp7uxJPwYlJ

Cowichan Valley Citizen