> Home > News > Press_releases > 10_28_2013

Crazy for You Gala to benefit the Western Stage

October 28th, 2013


SALINAS, Calif. - On Saturday, November 23, 2013, the Hartnell College Foundation hosts its Eighth Annual Western Stage Gala featuring a special performance of the musical Crazy for You. This special event is a fundraiser to benefit the Western Stage and its programs.

The evening will start at 5:30 p.m. with a strolling dinner, a hosted full bar with local wines and specialty drinks, an assortment of desserts, silent auction, and culminating with the Tony Award-winning musical Crazy for You. The Gala will take place at Hartnell College Performing Arts, Building K, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, California.

Theater captures the imagination of those who want to sing and dance under the stage lights, but it also has the power to bring communities together to keep this art form alive. Thus the theme of Ken Ludwig's musical Crazy for You, with music and lyrics by Ira and George Gershwin, this wacky send-up of the Great American Musical is also a tribute to the transformative power of theatre.

When Bobby Child, a failed musical theatre actor in New York City, is recruited by his ruthless banker mother to foreclose on a small, community theatre in the Gold Rush town of Deadrock, Nevada, he is inspired by both his dreams of becoming a big time hoofer and his budding romance with Polly Baker, the daughter of the owner of the theatre he's supposed to foreclose. He decides to stage a musical spectacular that will save the theatre from his mother's heartless machinations and win Polly's heart.

Tickets for the Gala are $100 per person. Season Reserve your tickets today for this musical celebration to benefit The Western Stage programs and its students. Tickets can be purchased at www.hartnellfoundation.org or by calling (831) 755- 6810.

Hartnell Community College District
The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.