This musical follows the story of Danny Churchill, who has been sent to Custerville, Arizona to manage his family’s ranch. His father has sent him there to focus on more serious matters than alcohol and women, but Danny turns his family’s place into a dude ranch, importing showgirls from Broadway and hiring Kate Forthergill as an entertainer. Eventually, visitors come from both coasts to the ranch and Danny falls in love with the local postmistress, Molly Gray.
Book by Guy Bolton and Jack McGowan
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Closing out the 60th season was the Gershwin classic “Girl Crazy.” It featured the musical directing debut of Mark Victor. The show was praised for the singing and dancing to the great Gershwin brothers’ songs. The annual Recognition Banquet was held on June 10, 1983 at the Eagles’ Lodge.