Dec 10, 2012

Muse Machine’s annual musical comes to Victoria Theatre stage

DAYTON – Jan. 10-13, Muse Machine will light up the Victoria Theatre stage with the Gershwin & Gershwin musical sensation: Crazy For You. Spotlighting over 100 of the Greater Dayton area’s most talented young singers, dancers and musicians, the production brings to life some of Gershwin’s greatest hits: “I Got Rhythm” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Slap That Bass” and many others.

“In the early 90s,” says producer Douglas Merk, “someone had the great idea to collect these classic songs and write a new Gershwin show pairing them with great characters, a fast-moving story and great humor. Not surprisingly, Crazy For You walked away with every best musical award on the planet.”

The show follows Polly Baker and Bobby Child as they launch a rag-tag musical comedy to save the theatre in a one-horse Nevada town. Polly and Bobby fall in and out (and back into) love, bumping into a heartwarming cast of comedic characters along the way.

“We’ve had such a great time with this show,” says Centerville Senior Carly Snyder who plays Polly. “It’s got huge chorus numbers, hilarious characters, tap dancing. Basically everything you could want out of a Broadway musical.”

Performers from the Darke County area include Mitch Rawlins, Adam Borchers, Chloe Rawlins, Brooke Robinson, and Ben Harshbarger. The show comes together with the help of an army of parent and community volunteers.

Tickets for Crazy For You are available exclusively through Ticket Center Stage, (937) 228-3630, online at or at the Ticket Center Stage box office in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton.

The Muse Machine is a nationally recognized arts education organization, which provides creative experiences and resources for young people of the Miami Valley. Since 1982, they’ve produced musicals and concerts for the community and engaged thousands of students through academically-relevant lessons, workshops and in-school projects. The presenting sponsor Crazy For You and all of Muse Machine’s secondary in-school productions is JP Morgan Chase. For more information about Muse Machine, visit

Local performers participating in the Muse Machine production are (back row) Mitch Rawlins, Adam Borchers, (front row) Chloe Rawlins, Brooke Robinson, and Ben Harshbarger. 


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