I played Hungarian impresario Bela Zangler in my local musical society's production of Gershwin's "new musical", Crazy for You. I enjoyed the role as it allowed me to have hair and I got an hour and a half between my first scene and the next time I came onstage. Other shows I have appeared in are: Copacabana (the UK amateur premiere), Little Shop of Horrors and Cabaret.

As Bela Zangler
Irene rides a very attractive Lank
The Cowboys
Cowboys 2
Peering around the staircase
Finale Act I
The Finale of Act I
The girls
Bobby with the peroxide blondes
Polly returns to Deadrock.
Seeing double: What Causes That was a fun song to sing.
Slap That Bass
Slap That Bass
White & Pink
Finale Act II
Finale Act II

REVIEW by Tracie Billington-Beardsley

Crazy for You - Southampton Musical Society, Nuffield Theatre

SOUTHAMPTON Musical Society high-kicks its way into its 75th year in showbiz with Gershwin's wonderful all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. Stage-struck Bobby Child forsakes high finance to pursue his love of the theatre and falls for a certain gal in humble Hicksville.

What a pleasure to see a well-directed, focused cast who have got rhythm - under the imaginative choreography of Sarah Curtis - but can also act convincingly. A chorus of cowboys and glitzy showgirls were brilliantly animated and captured some lovely cameo roles.

Wayne Ings as Bobby Child exudes all the qualities of a leading man - energy, romance and humour coupled with some nifty footwork. His rendition of They Can't Take That Away From Me had real tingle-factor. Likewise did Natalie Baker's Someone To Watch Over Me. She puts in a fine performance as the feisty Polly.

This strong double-act is supported superbly by brilliant comic timing from George T*****y as theatre mogul Bela Zangler.

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