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Anything Goes

July 12-21, 2024

Bean-Brown Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter,

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

New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

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Aboard the ocean liner S. S. American nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney travels from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma, have their own plans. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors, and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.

Performance & Tickets

Performances & Tickets

​Tickets for this production go on sale on April 17, 2024.

  • ​Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. - Pay-What-You-Can Preview

  • Friday, July 12, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. - Opening Night

  • Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, July 19, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, July 21, 2024 - 2:00 p.m.

Characters/Roles Available

Characters/Roles

Production Credits

Production Credits

Auditions:

  • Sunday, May 5, 2024: 1:30pm-4:30pm

  • Monday, May 6, 2024: 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Callbacks (if needed):
    Tuesday, May 7, 2024: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Thinking of auditioning? Check out our tap classes to brush up your skills!

Characters/Roles

  • Reno Sweeney, a brassy evangelist turned nightclub singer

  • Reno's Showgirls:

    • Angel #1 - Purity​

    • Angel #2 - Chastity

    • Angel #3 - Charity

    • Angel #4 - Virtue

  • Hope Harcourt, a prominent debutante​

  • Evangeline Harcourt, her mother, a widow

  • Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, a wealthy Englishman

  • Elisha Whitney, a goggle-eyed tycoon

  • Billy Crocker, Whitney's young assistant

  • Moonface Martin, a hapless gangster, Public Enemy #13

  • Erma, a vivacious gangster's moll

  • Spit and Dippy, two rascally New York street toughs

  • Ship's Captain

  • Ship's Purser

  • Male Quartet - Sailors

  • Ship's Crew

  • Ship's Passengers

  • Assorted Others:

    • Fred, a bartender​

    • Henry T. Dobson, a minister

    • A Newspaper Photographer

    • A Reporter

    • Two FBI Agents

    • An Old Lady in a Wheelchair

Director - Ray Taylor

Musical Director - Leslie Poss

Choreographer - Cole Cabiness

Stage Manager - Ashlyn Lambert

 

Scenic & Lighting Design - Therrin Eber

 

Costume Design - Jeanette Waterman

 

Sound Design - TBA

Hair & Makeup Design - Ava Buchanan

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the running time of the production?

    • TBD - Approximately 2.5 hours with intermission

  • Will there be an intermission?

    • Yes

  • Should I bring the kids?

    • This show is appropriate for children 10 and older.

  • What themes are explored in the play? 

    • Love, marriage, mistaken identity, celebrity, gambling, and organized crime

  • Does the play’s text contain offensive language?

    • No.

  • Does the play contain violence?

    • A prop machine gun is depicted on stage, but it is never fired. No physical violence occurs on stage.

  • Does the play contain the use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs?

    • Yes - characters consume alcohol on stage.

  • Does the play contain nudity or other adult situations?

    • No, however there are dance numbers featuring "show girls" in revealing costumes.

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