The Ohio Light Opera
Professional Theatre

Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Guy Bolton and John McGowan

Show Description:
Through a series of groundbreaking musicals—among them, Lady, Be Good! Oh, Kay! and Strike Up the Band—George and Ira Gershwin fused jazz, popular song, and fascinating rhythm in creating a new Broadway sound, totally tuned to the Roaring Twenties. Their 1930 Girl Crazy—which catapulted to stardom both Ethel Merman and Ginger Rogers, and featured Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, and Red Nichols in the pit—also boasted one of the brothers’ most captivating musical scores. Its plotline centers on Park Avenue playboy Danny Churchill, whose father exiles him, by taxi, to Arizona in hope that he will “settle down.”  What he does instead is to open a casino and import a throng of Broadway chorus girls. His penchant for the high life, fueled by both the couple who run his establishment and his hilarious taxi driver, who has stayed on in town, is compromised when he falls for the local postmistress Molly. The song list includes perennial favorites “I Got Rhythm,” “But Not for Me,” “Bidin’ My Time,” and the incomparable “Embraceable You.”

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Ticket Information
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June 20 - August 7

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$10-$55 Reserved Seating

(330) 263-2345
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The Ohio Light Opera
1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691

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