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Hot Crazy Kids: Young People's Theater

By Rick Pender · June 15th, 2011 · Special
Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre marks its 30th anniversary with a crowd of high school talent — 100 kids from roughly 40 high schools — at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts (4990 Glenway Ave.) in a production of Crazy for You (July 29-August 7). The high-energy comedy offers mistaken identity, plot twist and fabulous dance as it tells the story of Bobby Childs, a 1930s playboy whose dream in life is to dance, despite efforts to the contrary by his mother and his soon-to-be ex-fiancée.

The 1992 show actually reached back to numerous shows by George Gershwin, bringing together many of his greatest theater tunes, including “I Got Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” “Embraceable You” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” CYPT has launched theater careers for dozens of actors, singers, dancers, technicians and musicians. Come and see who’s next! Tickets: $10-$20. 513-241-6550. www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.



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