Davidson Community Players’ recent production of “Crazy for You” set an all-time attendance record for the 47-year-old theater company. The local theater group drew more than 4,100 patrons to eight performances in Davidson’s College’s 550-seat Duke Family Performance Hall.
That beat the old record set last summer for the award-winning and powerful production of “Ragtime.”
“Crazy for You,” co-sponsored by Peoples Bank and MI-Connection, featured more than 45 volunteer performers and averaged over 500 patrons a night.
“The success of this production shows the strong demand for high-quality theatre in the Lake Norman region. Produce a great show, and supporters of the arts will attend,” said Matt Merrell, Davidson Community Players’ executive director.
Susan Medlin, DCP’s former board chair and a frequent patron, said the show represented “everything wonderful and engaging about community theater. It was 2 1/2 hours of pure toe-tapping brilliance and unbridled joy. The music was amazing, the tap dancing was incredible, the actors left us wanting more.” Others loved the extravagant costumes, the beautiful lighting and imaginative sets.
The players offer the hilarious Neil Simon play “Rumors,” a traditional summer comedy, as their next production. “Rumors opens July 26″ and will also be performed at the college’s Duke Family Performance Hall. Ticket info: DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org