Oct. 14, 2019—The Missouri Western State University Department of Theatre, Cinema and Dance will begin its 2019-2020 Theatre Season with the romantic comedy “Crazy for You” Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 24-26 in Potter Hall. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20.
“Crazy for You” tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child (played by Ray Clark, junior theatre major from Leavenworth, Kansas), who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker (played by Abby Wolff, senior theatre major from Kansas City, Missouri), the theater owner’s daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows – through cunning, razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity – to win Polly’s heart and save the theatre.
Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for students, $12 for Missouri Western faculty and staff and free for Missouri Western students with ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting mwsutix.com or calling 816-271-4452.
“Crazy for You” is directed by Sarah Crawford, adjunct faculty of theatre, with musical direction by Paul Hindemith, assistant professor of music. Other cast members include:
Ben Smith, senior from Pleasant Valley, Missouri: Bela Zangler
Memory Black, freshman from Tulsa, Oklahoma: Irene
Zoe Dunn, sophomore from Kansas City, Missouri: Mother
Libby Denny, senior from Maysville, Missouri: Tess Follies Girl
Mycah Williams, senior from Kansas City, Missouri: Patsy Follies Girl
Kennedy Brock, sophomore from Trenton, Missouri: Mitzi Follies Girl
Matthew Kline, freshman from St. Joseph: Lank Hawkins
Kaden Elliott, junior from Belleville, Kansas: Everett Baker
Dwan Washington, freshman from Lenexa, Kansas: Eugene Fodor
Sierra Key, freshman from Boonville, Missouri: Patricia Fodor
Dane Lackey, freshman from Kansas City, Missouri: Mingo Cowpoke
Adrian Washington, freshman from Parkville, Missouri: Moose Cowpoke
Callie Broyles, sophomore from Kansas City, Missouri: Custus Cowpoke
Cole Kurcz, senior from Glenwood, Iowa: Pete Cowpoke
Dallen Carrell, freshman from Chesterfield, Missouri: Sam Cowpoke
Devin Eckardt, freshman from O’Fallon, Missouri: Wyatt Cowpoke
Jon Boyle, freshman from Troy, Kansas: Harry Cowpoke
Journee Bond, freshman from Saint Ann, Missouri: Billy Cowpoke
Lexie Bryson, sophomore from St. Joseph: Jimmy Cowpoke
Trinity Lewis, freshman from Bellevue, Nebraska: Junior Cowpoke
Cylence Gould, freshman from St. Joseph: Perkins Cowpoke
Brittany Caton, senior from Savannah, Missouri: Elaine Follies
Emma Jackson, sophomore from St. Joseph: Louise Follies
Jamie Tolias, junior from Unionville, Missouri: Betsy Follies
Monika Allen, senior from Florissant, Missouri: Margie Follies
Veronica Livengood, freshman from De Soto, Missouri: Vera Follies
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