The Branson Regional Arts Council presents, Anything Goes, a 1934 musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as “Anything Goes”, “You’re the Top”, and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”
The high energy dance musical features a cast of 25 actors, and will be presented at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616.
Performance dates are:
- Thursday, April 26th – 7pm
- Friday, April 27th – 7pm
- Saturday, April 28th – 2pm & 7pm
- Sunday, April 29th – 2pm
After the successful, sold-out run of the Arts Council’s previous show, Annie, patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets for Anything Goes soon. Reserved seats are on-sale now at BransonArts.org/tix.
The Branson Regional Arts Council production of Anything Goes is Produced by Kim Hale and Lisa Murphy. The show and music is under the Direction of Lloyd Alexander-Holt, with Choreography by Kristen Dasto.
Principal cast members of Anything Goes include: Kristen Dasto (Reno Sweeney), Melissa Rivera (Hope Harcourt), Jacob Estes (Lord Evelyn-Oakleigh), Bryan Miller (Elisha Whitney), Kyle Bradley (Billy Crocker), Sean Neil Myers (Moonface Martin), and Kellsey Howerton Bradley (Erma).
Supporting cast include: Haley Bertrand (Evangeline Harcourt), Alex Knudsen (Luke), Noah Beyer (John), Robert Montgomery (Captain of the S.S. American), and Alex Harris (Purser).
The Angels are played by: Dani Groff (Purity), Ezrah Noelle (Chastity), Mary Kim (Virtue), Carly Vanderpluym (Charity), and Callie Altepeter (Angel Swing).
Additional character roles include: Alex Harris (Fred, the bartender and FBI Agent), Jordan Alexander-Holt (Henry T. Dobson), Dylan Pratt (Reporter), Alex Knudsen (Reporter), Mindy Martin Law (News Photographer), Noah Beyer (FBI Agent), and Carrie Orlando (Ensemble).
The ship’s crew and Male Quartet dancers include: Alex Harris, Jordan Alexander-Holt, Noah Beyer, and Alex Knudsen. The Sailor Tappers are performed by Jordan Alexander-Holt, and Lloyd Ray Alexander-Holt.
Finally, to round out this extremely talented cast, playing the Ship’s Passengers/Dancers Blow, and Gabriel Blow are: Alex Harris, Jordan Alexander-Holt, Lloyd Alexander-Holt II, Noah Beyer, Alex Knudsen, Robert Montgomery, Mindy Martin Law, Velvet Case, and Callie Altepeter. Reno and her Four Angels are portrayed by: Carrie Weatley Cassavitis, Haley Bertrand, Megan Rodgers, and Carly Vanderpluym.
WIN A CRUISE ON TABLE ROCK LAKE…
A special upgrade for all Anything Goes ticket holders, is a chance to win a 4-hour pontoon boat rental package, courtesy of State Park Marina on beautiful Table Rock Lake. Two lucky winners will be selected among all the ticket holders, in addition to individual raffle tickets which may be purchased before each show, or on the BransonArts.org website (Click here for details). Winners do not need to be present to win.