Lyric Stage presents Anything Goes
Lyric Stage will present the original 1934 version of Anything Goes, the first production to use Cole Porter’s original score and Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse’s original book since the original Broadway production ended.
Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Bonnie. 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.
Daron Cockerell returns to Lyric Stage as Reno Sweeney with Andy Baldwin as Moonface Martin, Kelly Silverthorne as Hope Harcourt, Clayton Winters as Billy Crocker, Max Swarmer as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, Deborah Brown as Mrs. Harcourt and Rachel Reinninger as Bonnie.