NOV 2018

Posted in Features, Past Musicals

Anything Goes

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay & Russell Crouse

Cast

Billy Crocker STEPHEN ROUXEL
Elisha J. Whitney MICHAEL SPROULE
Hope Hardcourt EMILY OLIVER
MoonFace Martin ANDY BEACOM
Mrs. Harcourt T. Harcourt
SUSAN VENOSA
Reno Sweeny
LYDIA PUGH
Sir Evelyn Oakleigh ETHAN HITCHON

Synopsis

Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The original book was a collaborative effort by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, heavily revised by the team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

The story concerns the madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London.

Now Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Meanwhile nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope.

The musical introduced such songs as Anything Goes, You’re the Top, Friendship, Blow Gabriel Blow and I Get a Kick Out of You.