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Crazy For You! Theatre within theatre! A story of how theatre can save a community in distress

For Release Upon Receipt - June 7, 2013

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – What happens when the heir to a New York banking company who secretly dreams of life on stage is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on the tiny town's only theatre? He falls in love with the theatre owner's daughter and tries to save the town by producing an extravagant show! Must Come See Productions (MCSP) presents the Gershwin comedy classic Crazy for You for the nation’s theatre-going public. Crazy for You will be at Queen’s Hall for one week only: Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July, 2013. 

Crazy for You features a talented cast and crew including Cacique award-winning actress Kendra Sylvester-Flores as cowgirl Polly Baker and newcomer Isaiah Alexander as Bobby Child, a New York wannabe actor. UWI theatre students Kimberly Jones and Anton Brewster (both seen in MCSP’s 2012 production Hairspray) act as Irene, a New York socialite and Lank, a cowboy entrepreneur, respectively.  Michailean Taylor, a UWI Theatre Arts graduate, acts as the playboy impresario Zangler.

Cacique award winner and theatre queen Debra Boucaud-Mason makes her debut directing musical theatre for MCSP while Cacique award winner Jessel Murray will conduct the live band accompaniment. Murray, the head of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) at The UWI St. Augustine, has just conducted the smash performance Carmina Burana with The UWI Arts Chorale and UWI Percussion at NAPA. Other members of the all star artistic team are Cacique award winning choreographer Adele Bynoe assisted by Dr. Jorge Morejón of The UWI, scenic designer Dara Jordan-Brown and costume designer Andrew Seepersad (Rent). The team is rounded off with make-up designer Steven Taylor, lighting designer Knolly Whiskey, sound designer Treldon Thompson and the dual stage management of Donna-Marie Bertrand and Asha Stewart.

With memorable Gershwin tunes like "I Got Rhythm," "Nice Work if You Can Get It," "Embraceable You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me," this high-energy, Tony Award-winning comedy includes mistaken identity, madcap mishaps, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and promises to  a be riotously entertaining dazzler for the whole family -- not to mention sophisticated bacchanal!

For more information about Crazy for You including specials for families, couples, students and seniors, call 462-0358, 320-4486 or visit us at or email

Tickets are available at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts, UWI and at the Queen’s Hall Box Office during the week of performances. Box office numbers: 645-0873 and 663-2222 (UWI); 299-6575 (Queen’s Hall).



Notes to the Editor:

About Must Come See Productions

Must Come See Productions is the company that has brought you Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver!, The Sound of Music, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, AIDA, Peter Pan and  Hairspray over eight exciting years. MCSP has been honoured with a record-setting fourteen Cacique awards from the National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NDATT), including Most Outstanding Musical and Most Outstanding Production in the years 2007 and 2008.


About The UWI

In just over six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with 45 physical site locations across the region, serving 16 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Food & Agriculture, and Social Sciences.

 (Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)


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