Vic DiMonda recreates Susan Stroman's original Tony-winning choreography for the 1992 musical that features direction by Alan Souza. Crazy for You opens on Long Island June 27 and runs through Aug. 16.
Santagata (Happiness) stars as displaced New Yorker Bobby Child opposite Millhollen (A Chorus Line) as independent Midwesterner Polly Baker. Principal cast members also include Brian Gonzales (Bela Zangler), Erin Mosher (Irene) and Michael Sample (Lank).
The Crazy for You ensemble features John Cormier, Laurie DiFilippo, Rebecca Fale-Chiu, Brody Hessin, David Houston, Danielle Kelsey, Amanda Kloots-Larsen, Beau Landry, Chris LeBeau, Erika Odegard, Jessica Pierson, Nicky Romaniello, Richard Rowan, Joan St. Onge and Shaver Tillit.
Designing the production are Michael Bottari and Ronald Case (set and costume design), Martin E. Vreeland (lighting design) and Katherine Miller (sound design).
Crazy for You features a book by Ken Ludwig and a score culled from the numerous popular hits of the George and Ira Gershwin catalog. The original 1992 Broadway production, which ushered in Susan Stroman in her Broadway debut as a show-stopping choreographer, won three Tony Awards for Best Choreography, Best Costume Design and Best Musical. Songs featured include "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Embraceable You," "I Got Rhythm," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "But Not For Me" and the title song. For tickets and more information phone (631) 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com. The Engeman Theater is located at 250 Main Street in Northport, Long Island.