Cole Porter’s score for Anything Goes is one of the most glorious in the history of the American theatre.
A number of songs from the original score of Anything Goes have been restored for this new production, “There’s No Cure Like Travel”, “The Gypsy In Me”, “Buddy Beware”, the introduction of “Public Enemy Number One” and “Easy To Love”.
The story revolves around the luxury liner SS America, and like all good comedies, a cast of misfit characters who by chance or other means find they are all on the ship at the same time. Reno is in love with Billy, Billy is in love with Hope Harcourt, Hope is going to marry Evelyn and so it goes on. Add to this Moonface Martin Public Enemy Number One who is on the run and causing havoc and you have all the incredients for a fun filled, song filled show.
The musical score is the dream of all musicals featuring I Get a Kick Out of You, There’s No Cure Like Travel, Bon Voyage, You’re The Top, Easy to Love, I Want to Row On The Crew, Friendship, It’s DeLovely, Anything Goes, Public Enemy Number One, Blow Gabriel Blow, Goodbye Little Dream, Be Like The Bluebird, All Through the Night, The Gypsy in Me, Buddy Beware.
The show is a madcap farce musical set upon a ship, and contains many classic Cole Porter tunes (listed below). We’ll be performing the 1987 Beaumont Theatre version, and it will be backed by an 18 piece orchestra.
Please come along to the info nights for information on parts and what to audition for, anyone is welcome who wants to audition. Also, please invite your friends who may be interested to join this group too, the more the merrier!
Show season: Friday the 28th of August till Sunday the 13th of September. Shows every Friday and Saturday nights at 8PM, plus Saturdays at 2PM and two Sunday performances on the 6th and 13th at 2PM.
CAST (in no particular order):
Reno – Allegra Shaw-Wilson
Hope – Lisa Wellings
Billy – Daniel Downing
Moonface – Ron Seymour
Evelyn – Darryl Bryant
Erma – Kate Sharp
Lady Harcourt – Diana Brown
Whitney – Dennis Paterson
Captain – George Paterson
Purser – Matt Costello
Fred – David Lester
Henry T Dobson – Alan Collis
Luke and John – Ralphy Walter and Bobby Mehta
Male Quartet – Matt Hirst, Murray Baker, Chae Rogan, Ralphy Walter
Purity – Rosie Goderie
Chastity – Natalie Bazun-Coates
Charity – Lauren Thrift
Virtue – Amy Harrison
Director: Malcolm White
Producer: Maureen Dredge
Choreographer: Greg Shand
Musical Directors: Lisa Baraldi and Tim Verdon
Assistant Choreographer: Lisa O’Connell
Stage Manager: Cilla Aslanidis
Costumes: Nyla Collis
Makeup/Hair: Maureen Paterson and Lea Fay
Set Design: Dennis Paterson
Sound Design: Adam Vujic
Lighting Design: David Greer