McKenzie River Broadcasting
George & Ira Gershwin's
Girl Crazy
Fri, Jul 29, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center
The 1930 musical comedy classic Girl Crazy marked the celebrated Broadway debut of Ethel Merman, the second stage musical for Ginger Rogers and the 7th and second-to-last musical comedy written by George and Ira Gershwin. It also happens to be one of their best, combining a high-powered, lighthearted book by the Broadway veterans Guy Bolton and John McGowan, with one of the great scores of the golden age of musical comedy, containing more hit songs than any other Gershwin show and more than just about any musical in history, including “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not For Me,” “Could You Use Me?”, “Sam and Delilah”, “Treat Me Rough”, and “Bidin’ My Time”.
The story is about a wealthy New York playboy whose father sends him West to get him away from his wild big city ways. However, the city slicker brings his friends (and a befuddled cab driver) with him and they clash hilariously with the locals as the tenderfeet try to convert a rundown lodge into a money-making dude ranch. Shedd veteran director and choreographer Richard Jessup and music director/conductor Robert Ashens head up this year’s crack team including Chas King, Matt Musgrove, Emma Sohlberg, Shannon A J Coltrane, Wade Hicks, Mark Huizenga and more!
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Richard H. Jessup, director & choreographer
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Kelly Baum, lighting design
Shannon Coltrane, Molly Gray
Chas King, Danny Churchill
Matt Musgrove, Slick Fothergill
Emma Sohlberg, Kate Fothergill
Wade Hicks, Gieber Goldfarb
Mark Huisenga, Lank Sanders
Ron Judd, Pete
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, Tess Parker
Conor O'Brien, Sam Mason
Female Ensemble
Male Ensemble
 Bidin' My TimeI. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 The Lonesome Cowboy Won't Be Lonesome NowI. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 Could You Use Me?I. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 Bidin' My TimeI. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 Bronco BustersI. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 The Barbary CoastI. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 Embraceable YouI. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 Goldfarb, That's I'mI. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 Bidin' My TimeI. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 Embraceable You (reprise)I. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 Sam And DelilahI. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 I Got RhythmI. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 Finale, Act II. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 But Not For MeI. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 Treat Me RoughI. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 Boy! What Love Has Done To Me!I. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 When It's Cactus Time In ArizonaI. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
 Embraceable You (reprise)I. Gershwin (w), G. Gershwin (m)
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Ticket/Venue Info
Girl Crazy Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Youth 
AA48.00  43.25  41.00  38.50  24.00 
A38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  19.00 
B28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
C18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
Silva Concert Hall
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
The Shedd Ticket Office
OFAM 2011 Schedule
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