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CRAZY FOR YOU Character Descriptions. BELA ZANGLER PRINCIPAL SINGER  Mid 40s – 50s  New York Hungarian (will use a vocal accent)  Married but has the.

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1 CRAZY FOR YOU Character Descriptions

2 BELA ZANGLER PRINCIPAL SINGER  Mid 40s – 50s  New York Hungarian (will use a vocal accent)  Married but has the hots for his dance director  Successful Broadway Producer  Zangler Follies – Girls Chorus Group  Hard nosed, no nonsense, business man

3 BOBBY CHILD PRINCIPAL SINGER  Mid 20s – 30s  New York man about town  Heir to wealthy banking family  Bit of a ‘mamma’s boy’  Wants to sing and dance despite mother’s plans for him to work in her bank  Task is to forclose on the Gaiety Theatre in Deadrock Nevada.  Falls in love with Polly  Impersonates Zangler to win over Polly

4 POLLY BAKER PRINCIPAL SINGER  Early to mid 20s  Deadrock Nevada  All ‘American girl’ / sweetheart but a bit of a tom boy  Feisty, strong and tough exterior but desperately wants love in her life  Falls in love with Zangler (who Bobby impersonates)  Daughter of Everett  Mother was a famous musical actress who performed when the Gaiety Theatre was in its prime

5 IRENE ROTH PRINICIPAL SINGER  Mid 20s – 30s  New York  New York Society debutant: posh, sassy, likes to get her own way  Bobby’s fiance and follows him to Deadrock  Bit of a control freak  Seduces and marries Lank Hawkins

6 LANK HAWKINS ENSEMBLE SINGING  Mid 20s – 30s  Nevada’s saloon proprietor  Arrogant, thinks he’s the only good looking man in town  Expects to marry Polly  Wants to buy the theatre from Everett  Has an eye for business and wants to expand his Saloon  Marries Irene

7 EVERETT ENSEMBLE AND SOLO LINE SINGING  Mid 50s – 60s  Polly’s father  Owner of Gaiety Theatre  His late wife was a star performer  Loveable but lives in the past and doesn’t embrace change  Falls in love with Bobby’s mother at the end.

8 TESS ENSEMBLE & SOLO LINE SINGING  New York  Mid 20s – 30s  Zangler’s Follie’s Dance Captain/Director  Rejects Zangler’s advances as he’s married  No nonsense, common sense girl  Helps Bobby put on show to save the Gaiety Theatre

9 PATSY ENSEMBLE SINGING SOLO LINES  Early – mid 20s  Follie’s Show girl  Loveable but air head, ditzy.  Tess’ right hand woman  Adds a comedic element  Helps to disguise Bobby as Zangler

10 LOTTIE CHILD ENSEMBLE SINGING  New York  60s  Bobby’s overbearing and controlling mother  Very wealthy, business focussed  City woman  Doesn’t approve of Irene as Bobby’s fiance and doesn’t like the idea of Polly either

11 EUGENE & PATRICIA FODOR ENSEMBLE AND SOLO LINE SINGING  A British couple writing a guidebook to the American West  In Deadrock to review Lank’s Saloon  Stereotypical ‘English’ persona

12 COWBOYS  3 Singing Cowboys: Mingo, Moose and Sam  Men of Deadrock – lazy drifers

13 THE FOLLIES GIRLS  Dancers in Zangler’s Follies  Bobby’s friends  Mitzi – one of the Follies Show Girls

14 OTHER ROLES  Perkins (Business assistant for Bobby’s mother)  Custus (Cowboy)  Chaffeur


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