Musical plot line fails to adequately showcase talented cast

Jansen Hess, Sports Editor

Great dancing, great singing, great acting, but not the best plot line.
BV’s 2012 musical, “Crazy for You!,” is a show full of tapping, singing, accents and well-portrayed characters.
Seniors Alex Petersen and Erin Moylan showcase their voices and dance moves as the lead roles, Bobby Child and Polly Baker.
The setting switches periodically throughout the show between New York City and a small, deserted town in Nevada. It features Bobby, a city boy, trying to save the run-down theater in Nevada — in a disguise might I add. In the process he falls in love with Polly.
Polly is a stubborn country girl who has lost all hope for her little theater until a big-shot New York show producer comes to town on a favor and tries to put the ghost town back on the map.
Like I said, not the best plot line. It ended very abruptly at some parts and there was not really a “grand finale” like you might expect. Plus, it was very long. Around 2.5 hours to be exact. Although the story was weak, there are some interesting twists and laughs that will keep you interested — at least a little bit. Plus there’s some underlying vulgar humor that will draw in anyone who understands it.
Unfortunately, the talented cast couldn’t do anything to spice up the plot. The actors really knew how to become their character — right down to the wigs, flashy outfits and accents. There really wasn’t a weak spot with this cast. I hardly heard any missed notes and the dancing and choreography was absolutely phenomenal.
Both men and women’s ensembles performed wonderfully.
The Cowboys and Follies Girls didn’t miss a beat.
The leads drew you in with their emotions.
For me, though, it wasn’t enough. It wasn’t very exciting and it was kind of predictable.
The show selection disappointed me — not the talent.
I hope next year we find a show that will accurately give the actors the credit they deserve for all their hard work.
Crazy for You will be on stage tonight, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door.