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ALL OUTDOOR Performances begin at 8:30pm.  TIP Box Office opens at 7pm on performance evenings.  Gates to the seating area open at 7:30pm.

Anything Goes runs approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.


ABOUT

Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of boy meets girl... Anything Goes is delightful, delicious and de-lovely.

Anything Goes premiered on Broadway on November 21, 1934 at the Alvin Theatre, where it ran for 420 performances, becoming the fourth longest-running musical of the 1930s. A revised version of the show opened Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre on May 15, 1962, starring Eileen Rodgers as Reno Sweeney and Hal Linden as Billy Crocker. In 1987, Lincoln Center Theater produced an updated version of the show. Opening at Broadway's Vivan Beaumont Theater on October 19, 1987, the show starred Patti LuPone, Howard McGillin and Bill McCutcheon, won the Tony Award for Best Revival, and played for 784 performances.

In 2011, the Beaumont version was revived at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway, starring Sutton Foster and Joel Grey. Once again, Anything Goes won the Tony for Best Musical Revival, and the production ran for 521 performances.

This 2022 Revision has twice as much dance music as the 1962 version and includes the hits "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top," "Friendship," "It's De-Lovely" and the title song, along with "Easy to Love," “Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye” and "Buddie, Beware." (The 1962 version also includes "Heaven Hop," "Let's Step Out," "Let's Misbehave" and "Take Me Back to Manhattan.")

 

SHOW CREDIT

ANYTHING GOES
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton
and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
This version of ANYTHING GOES was adapted from the 1987 Broadway revival, originally produced by Lincoln Center Theater
ANYTHING GOES is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com


Production Team:

Director: Amy Sander
Stage Manager: Daniel Vazquez
Asst Stage Managers: Austyn Sander, Corey Kelsey
Accompanist: Sarah Noe
Vocal Director/Conductor: Matt Richardson
Co-Choreographer: Emmy Hadley
Co-Choreographer: Jackson Tomlin
Costume Designer/Coordinator: Fran Kuzila
Wardrobe Supervisor: TBD
Props Designer/Coordinator: Ethan Schreiber
Hair & Makeup Designer: John Hollan
Scenic Designer: Tim Bair


Auditions: April 13 and 14, 2024

 

SYNOPSIS

Act I
In a New York City bar in the early 1930s, successful Wall Street banker Elisha Whitney waits impatiently for his assistant, Billy Crocker. Billy drops off some items for Whitney’s upcoming vacation, but forgets Whitney’s passport. Billy agrees to deliver it on the cruise ship the following morning. As Whitney exits, Billy’s old friend Reno Sweeny arrives. A sexy Evangelist turned nightclub singer, Reno plans to travel on the same boat as Whitney. Reno is quite fond of Billy (“I Get A Kick Out Of You”), but Billy is in love with a girl named Hope Harcourt.

The next morning, The SS American is set to sail (“There’s No Cure Like Travel”). The ship’s passengers include: American debutante Hope Harcourt; her wealthy English fiancé Lord Evelyn Oakleigh; Hope’s widowed mother, Evangeline Harcourt; Minister Henry T. Dobson and his two recent converts, a pair of rascally street toughs named Spit and Dippy; Reno Sweeny and her four showgirl Angels; and gangster (and Public Enemy #13) Moonface Martin, disguised as a minister, with his accomplice Erma. When Billy boards the ship, Whitney tells him to sell all shares of Amalgamated stock. But Billy is distracted when he discovers that Hope is sailing with her fiancé. He inadvertently identifies Minister Dobson as Moonface Martin, so two F.B.I. agents throw the minister in the ship’s brig, leaving Spit and Dippy – who turn out to be skilled pickpockets – to wander the ship without supervision.

Moonface and Erma thank Billy by offering him the unused ticket of their friend, Snake Eyes Johnson, who is wanted by the FBI as Public Enemy #1. Billy, determined to win Hope’s heart, accepts the ticket just as the ship sets off (“Bon Voyage/There’s No Cure Like Travel”). Reno agrees to help Billy, but first she has to boost his confidence (“You’re The Top”). While Evelyn nurses a bout of seasickness, Billy spends some time alone with Hope (“Easy To Love”), but she feels obligated to marry Evelyn. Meanwhile, Whitney, an old Yale man, unsuccessfully attempts to woo Evangeline (“The Crew Song”).

Moonface and Erma come clean to Billy, and they help disguise him as a sailor (“There’ll Always Be A Lady Fair”). While Billy masquerades as a sailor, Spit and Dippy make a killing by expertly playing cards, picking pockets and shooting craps. Moon and Reno come up with a plan for Reno to seduce Evelyn and break off his engagement to Hope (“Friendship”). Though the plan fails, Reno develops a genuine romantic interest in Evelyn.

While donning crazy disguises, Billy and Moon tell Evangeline that Evelyn is insane, but Hope reveals Billy’s true identity. Hope is distraught by Billy’s antics, but – with Reno’s encouragement – she warms to his advances (“It’s De-lovely”). The Purser finally catches Billy and arrests him for being Snake Eyes Johnson, Public Enemy Number 1. The captain and passengers are thrilled to have a celebrity onboard, however, and they all rejoice (“Anything Goes”).

Act II
Billy and Moon continue to receive star treatment (“Public Enemy Number One”). Reno and her Angels lead a nightclub act that is part entertainment, part religious revival. Several passengers confess to immoral behavior in the past: Evelyn confesses to a youthful tryst with a young Hollywood actress who was playing Anne Boleyn, and Billy apologizes to Hope, admitting his deceit. Reno leads a rousing musical celebration (“Blow, Gabriel, Blow”), but the passengers are outraged that Billy is no celebrity, so Billy and Moon are sent to the ship’s brig. Evangeline announces that Hope and Evelyn will be married in the morning, and Hope is devastated (“Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye”).

In jail, Moon tries to cheer Billy up (“Be Like The Blue Bird”) and Billy receives a love note from Hope (“All Through The Night”). Meanwhile on deck, Evelyn realizes he’s in love with Reno (“The Gypsy in Me”). Spit and Dippy are jailed for gambling onboard. Reno visits the jail, and updates Billy and Moon. Spit reveals that he picked the Purser’s pocket, acquiring the jail cell keys. Before they escape, Spit and Dippy change clothes with Billy and Moon so everyone will be harder to detect. Meanwhile, on deck, Erma entertains a group of sailors (“Buddie, Beware”).

The wedding begins, but it’s soon interrupted by Billy and Moon, dressed in Spit and Dippy’s clothing, along with Reno, disguised as “Anne Boleyn.” The three impostors manage to cancel the wedding, and soon Hope and Billy end up together, as do Reno and Evelyn, and Evangeline and Whitney. Billy confesses that he never sold the shares of Amalgamated stock, but a telegram arrives saying that Amalgamated stock has gone through the roof, and Whitney is richer than ever! As the captain officiates a triple wedding, the entire company celebrates (Finale: “It’s De-lovely”).
 

(Synopsis provided on www.concordtheatricals.com)