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CRAZY FOR YOU

A feel-good musical by George and Ira Gershwin. Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin. Based on a book by Ken Ludwig. 

Watch the trailer for Crazy for You

Please note that the performance on 5 March will no longer be subtitled in English as previously mentioned on this page. We apologise for any inconvenience. For any questions, please contact the box office on 031-13 13 00 or biljetter@opera.se

The romantic comedy Crazy for You is a slice of pure joy – genuine entertainment with well-known music, witty dialogue and great dance numbers. All-in-all a spectacular tap musical with delightful gems by the Gershwin brothers. Someone to Watch Over Me, I Got Rhythm and They Can't Take That Away from Me are a few of the many highlights in this musical full of catchy tap numbers.

Crazy for You weaves together George and Ira Gershwin's 1930s hits into a story. Bobby, the son of wealthy man, is dispatched to a small town to close down the local theatre, where he of course falls madly in love with the theatre director's daughter, Polly. His duty is in conflict with his longing for love – and his passionate desire to dance. There's never been a problem that couldn't be solved with tap dance! A simple plot perhaps, but the show is a dazzling, heart-warmning, colourful declaration of love to the stage.

Crazy for You met with great acclaim at its first performance in 1992, has been awarded numerous prizes (including a Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award for best musical) and has been performed more than 1,600 times on Broadway. 

Mattias Carlsson, director

Director Mattias Carlsson is probably most well-known as a choreographer, responsible for productions such as Mary Poppins and L'elisir d'amore at The Göteborg Opera in 2008 and 2013 respectively. He performed as a dancer in Crazy for You when it was performed in Copenhagen in 1997, and since then has longed to present his own interpretation.

Tap tutorials

Lesson 1: The Basic Steps. The following lessons can be accessed by the links at the end of this film clip.

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CRAZY FOR YOU.
A feel-good musical by George and Ira Gershwin.
Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin.
Based on a book by Ken Ludwig.
Concept Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent.
Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan.
The original production on Broadway was produced by Roger Horchow and Elisabeth Williams.

The worldwide copyrights in the music of George and Ira Gershwin® for this presentation are licensed by the Gershwin Family.
CRAZY FOR YOU is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y 10022.
GERSHWIN is a registered trademark and service mark of Gershwin Enterprises.
CRAZY FOR YOU is a registered trademark and service mark of CRAZY FOR YOU Enterprises.

Publisher: Nordiska Aps International Performing Rights Agency

Swedish translation Erik Fägerborn.

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