Four performances down, two to go – the Maxinkuckee Players will wrap up their live performances of Crazy For You this weekend in the Culver High School auditorium. The musical production, featuring a lot of George Gershwin music, is a romantic comedy musical set in the 1930s.
According to Players member Gregg Underwood, the production also features something unique: open-curtain scene changes. He says between scenes, the props and scenes are changed around in full view of the audience, fully choreographed as much as the production itself.
“That’s kind of part of the magic of the production,” said Underwood. “It’s a neat concept – even when Lenny from WKVI has come to help run sound for us this year, and his son is actually doing lights, so thanks to both of them – he was like, ‘Hey, how come you’re not closing the curtain between the scene changes?’ And I explained to him, ‘It’s just a different concept. People love to see the scenes change and see the behind-the-scenes magic.’”
Underwood says tickets for the production are still available and can be bought at the door, and he encourages everyone to check out the show.
“This thing really has something for everybody. I mean, a lot of men are like, ‘Oh, I don’t like musicals.’ Personally, I have a hard time watching a strung-out musical, but this has a lot of comedy, and just a lot of just fun stuff. There’s a lot of really, really funny spots in this. If you like comedy alone, come out for it and tolerate the music,” Underwood laughed.
More than 30 people are involved in the production, and there are only two performances remaining. One show will be tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET at the Culver High School auditorium, and tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.