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You and your family won't want to miss this centerpiece production of OFAM's 10 day tribute to the Gershwins! Not satisfied with a complete update of the Gershwin's lighthearted 1930 classic Girl Crazy (which contained such great numbers as "Embraceable You", "I Got Rhythm", and "Bidin' My Time"), the producers of this latter-day revival stuffed every great song the duo ever wrote, including such classics as "The Man I Love", "Slap That Bass", "The Real American Folksong", "Shall We Dance?", "They Can’t Take That Away From Me", "Stairway To Paradise" and many more! There is literally not a dull moment and with so many Gershwin classics, it is truly a proper tribute to the pair.
The curtain opens on that most magical of places, backstage at the Zangler Theater in New York in the 1930's. The last performance of The Zangler Follies is wrapping up for the season and Tess, the dance Director, is dodging the advances of the married Mr. Zangler. Bobby Child, the son of a wealthy banking family, presses Zangler for an ill-fated audition that leaves Zangler cold.
Outside, Bobby is met by Irene the wealthy woman to whom he has been engaged for five years, and then by his mother who demands that Bobby carry out a piece of banking business for her. Bobby is told to go to Deadrock, Nevada to foreclose on a rundown theatre. As the two women argue over him, Bobby imagines dancing with the Follies Girls and joins them in a rousing rendition of I Can't be Bothered Now. Brought back to reality, Bobby decides to escape to Nevada.
Event Personnel
Cast
Shirley Andress, Polly Baker
Bill Hulings, Bobby Child
Lyn Burg, Irene Roth
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 Bidin' My Time
(1930) Girl Crazy - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Could You Use Me?
(1930) Girl Crazy - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Shall We Dance
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Someone To Watch Over Me
(1926) Oh, Kay! - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Slap That Bass
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Embraceable You
(1930) Girl Crazy - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 I Got Rhythm
(1930) Girl Crazy - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
ACT II
 They Can't Take That Away From Me
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 But Not For Me
(1930) Girl Crazy - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Nice Work If You Can Get It
(1937) A Damsel In Distress - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
Ticket/Venue Info
No ticketing information available.
Silva Concert Hall
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
541-682-5000
The Eye Center
OFAM 2002 Title Sponsor