Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse,
Revised Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
Directed by Joe Theissen
Musical direction by Alan D. Lytle
Sept. 11 - Oct. 18, 2015
It’s De-Lightful … It’s De-Lovely … it’s Anything Goes opening September 11 at Lakewood Theatre Company.
Anything Goes features music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The original book is by Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse and the revised 1962 book for Lakewood’s production is by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse.
Memorable Cole Porter tunes include “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out Of You,” “All Through The Night,” “Anything Goes,” “You’re The Top,” “Take Me Back To Manhattan,” “Let’s Misbehave,” and “Blow, Gabriel, Blow.”
With stage direction by Joe Theissen, musical direction by Alan D. Lytle and choreography by Sara Mishler Martins, the cast of Anything Goes stars Brian Demar Jones as Billy, Amy Jo Halliday as Reno Sweeney, Shawn Rogers as Moonface Martin, Darius Pierce as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh and Malia Davis as Hope Harcourt. The production also features Megan Misslin as Bonnie, Lisa Knox as Mrs. Harcourt, Mark Pierce as Elisha Whitney and Doug Zimmerman as the Captain.
Performances continue through October 18, 2015, playing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, two Wednesday performances (Sept. 23, Oct 7) at 7:30 PM, Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM (Sept. 13, 20, 27), and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (Sept. 20, Oct. 4, 11 and 18). The show sponsor is Step it Up Studios.
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The story: The story: Set in 1928, Billy Crocker (Brian Demar Jones), a young love-sick Wall Street broker, stows away on the S.S. American, in hopes of winning the heart of his beloved Hope Harcourt (Malia Davis). His boss, Yale graduate Elisha J. Whitney (Mark Pierce), is also on board. He plans to relax before making an important business deal in England. Hope is on her way to England to be married to Sir Evelyn Oakleigh (Darius Pierce), a stuffy, hapless British nobleman. Also on the boat are "Moonface" Martin (Shawn Rogers), a second-rate gangster on the lam labeled "Public Enemy #13," and his friend Bonnie (Megan Misslin). He has disguised himself as a minister and she poses as a regular passenger after they mistakenly leave behind their leader, "Snake Eyes" Johnson, Public Enemy #1.
On board, Crocker runs into his friend, Reno Sweeney (Amy Jo Halliday), an evangelizing nightclub singer, who resolves to help Billy win over Hope, to the dismay of Hope's mother, Mrs. Harcourt (Lisa Knox).
Others in the cast include Christine Greenhalgh, Laura Hiszczynskyj, Ecaterina Lynn, Erin Shannon, Anthony Chan, Justin Canfield, Joey Klei, Alexander Salazar, Samson Syharath, Jeremy Garfinkel, Aja Hicks, Jack Hestand, Liora Lahav, Zoe Randol, Susie Schenk, and William Shindler.
The creative team includes director Joe Theissen, musical director Alan D. Lytle, choreographer Sara Mishler Martins, scenic designer Ryan Nicolai, costume and hair designer Jessica Carr, lighting designer Kurt Herman, sound designer Marcus Storey, props designer Felix Kelsey, stage manager Seth M. Renne, assistant stage manager Addie Underwood, and producers Kay Vega and Steve Knox. The show sponsor is Step it Up Studios.
Performance schedule: Opening Friday, Sept. 11 and continuing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, two Wednesday performances (Sept. 23, Oct 7) at 7:30 PM, Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM (Sept. 13, 20, 27), and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (Sept. 20, Oct 4, 11 and 18).
Ticket prices: $37/adults and $35/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. For tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or Purchase Tickets.
Special WOW performance (Wine on Wednesday) - Sept. 23, 2015 at 7:30 PM with tickets at $25 for ages 35 and under!
One hour prior to performance there will be a complimentary wine tasting hosted by World Class Wines. Come enjoy Wine on Wednesday (WOW) paired with a show at a discounted price.