Children’s Playhouse of Maryland to present George and Ira Gershwin’s “Crazy for You, Young Performers’ Edition”

Sep 07, 2016 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.761.2482 (cell)

Baltimore County, MD — Children’s Playhouse of MD (CPM), in residence at Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, opens its 2016-2017 season with the musical comedy, “Crazy for You, Young Performers’ Edition,” featuring more than 40 student actors from Baltimore City, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard counties. The show will run at 1 p.m. on the weekend of Sept. 17-18, 24-25 and Oct. 1-2 with an additional performance at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. The Sept. 25 show will be sign-language interpreted by the students CCBC’s Interpreter Preparation Program at CCBC Catonsville. All performances are given in the Administration Building Lecture Hall at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. Tickets, which are $10 for all seats, are available from the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-2787 (ARTS) or online at Tickets will be available at the door, space permitting. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.

“Crazy for You” is a musical romp that is a play within a play. The convoluted plot revolves around Bobby Child, a 1930’s playboy with the dream of being a dancer and his scheme to save a theater by putting on a show that will star the girl of his dreams, actress Polly Baker. Based on the book by Ken Ludwig, “Crazy for You” serves as a showcase for the lyrics and music by George and Ira Gershwin including all-time favorites, “I Got Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away for Me,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Liz Boyer Hunnicutt directs this production. Chris Rose is the Musical Director and Amanda Dickson is the Choreographer.

Zach Miller of Baltimore, Md. plays Bobby Child and Ilyssa Rubin of Reisterstown, Md. appears as Polly Baker. Other featured cast members are Matt Byrd of Halethorpe, Md. (Bela Zangler), Kelsey Feeney of Bel Air, Md. (Irene), Daniel Magnani of Fallston, Md. (Lank), Olivia Aubele of Perry Hall, Md. (Patsy), Rachel Miller of Baltimore, Md. (Tess), Zachary Byrd of Halethorpe, Md. (Eugene Fodor), Claire Smith of Parkville, Md. (Lottie Child) and Emily Ricci of Nottingham, Md. (Patricia Fodor).

Other cast members include Matthew Truilli of Abingdon, Md., Devonte Tasker, Elliott Whitman and Ethan Holler of Baltimore, Md., Molly Foggo, Erin, Evelyn, Maeve and Nora Acerno of Bel Air, Md., Olivia Winter of Cockeysville, Md., Naim Peace of Edgewood, Md., Mara Jade Beaumier of Essex, Md., Madi Heinemann, Jenna Lessler, Samantha Yakaitis of Ellicott City, Md., Colleen and Tommy Beyer of Fallston, Md., Gwendolyn Bohn of Halethorpe, Md., Adrien Amrhein of Havre de Grace, Md., Ava Correlli of Middle River, Md., Emma Hester and Sammy Jungwirth of Nottingham, Md. Dorian and Ian Smith of Parkville, Md., Claire Schafer, Dylan Morrison and Laney Tagliaferro of Perry Hall, Md., Angela Boeren of Rosedale, Md., Grace and Rose Glennon and Maia Vong of Towson, Md.

The Administration Building Lecture Hall is a wheelchair-accessible facility. Please request accommodations at the time of ticket purchase. For more information, please call the Box Office at 443-840-2787 (ARTS), or the CPM Administrative Office at 443-840-2426. For directions, visit and select “About CCBC” for locations.

Children’s Playhouse of Maryland, Inc. is a not for profit community theatre dedicated to youth performers ages 18 and under.


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