“Anything Goes” springs onto the musical scene

“Anything Goes” springs onto the musical scene

Chapel Puckett, Opinions Editor

Set on a cruise ship sailing from New York to England, this year’s spring musical “Anything Goes” is anything but ordinary. It will keep you on your feet from beginning to end as Billy Crocker (Joe Owens ‘15) fights for the love of a young heiress, Hope Harcourt (Katerina Papanikolopoulos ‘17), despite her engagement to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Calvin Rusley ‘16).

The show explores numerous relationships with characters such as Reno Sweeney (Annelise Ellingboe ‘16) and Moonface Martin (Sebastian Moller ‘15) and appearances from two gambling cowgirls named Annabelle and Mirabelle (Chapel Puckett ‘17 and Whitney Cunningham ‘18).

Featuring music by famous composer Cole Porter, this show includes a series of large tap dance numbers. With the help of choreographer Linda Talcott Lee, members of the cast were able to learn these tap dances from the basics. Whitney Cunningham ‘18 mentioned, “The show is like one big soap opera, but a lot funnier and less dramatic because of all the love triangles.”

The show was recently revitalized in 2011, starring Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney. Foster won numerous awards for her performance as the main character, including a Tony Award.

The production will start March 6th at the MPAC at 7:30, followed by the second show on March 7th at 7:30 and a matinee at 2:00 on the 8th.  The cast hopes that everyone will come out and support all of the hard work that has gone into this performance.

Katerina Papanikolopoulos ‘17 summed it up, saying, “it will be a spectacle!”