One can feel it coming and you hope it’s good. As interval approaches at ANYTHING GOES from Hornsby Musical Society, you know that the title song, the show stopper, is up next. Everything you have seen so far has been really entertaining but this will be the clincher! And, of course, it’s brilliant. Fast and vibrant and highly skilled but there’s something else … something heartstopping. It catches the breath and releases as hands come together in applause. This is why we do it … this why people make theatre and why audiences attend. There is such a joy in shared happiness and this is one such moment in a show crafted with care and the love of creation.
ANYTHING GOES is from 1934 with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. We meet Billy Crocker a wide eyed lad learning the brokerage ropes from his boss Elisha J. Whitney. He’s got a few girls vying for his attention but he has fallen in love with a girl he met in a taxi, Hope. Much to the annoyance of Reno who misunderstood his friendship feelings toward her. As he goes to say goodbye to his boss and Reno who are leaving on the same liner to England he sees the mystery girl again and decides to stowaway. Add in a minor gangster, Moonface, and his girl Erma, an English Lord, Oakleigh, and a captain obsessed with celebrity guests and a boat load of hi-jinks is inevitable. Continue reading ANYTHING GOES: SHARING THE FUN WITH HORNSBY MUSICAL SOCIETY→
Hornsby Musical Society is proud to present ANYTHING GOES.
Aboard the ocean liner S.S. American, 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 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 Erma, as well as Billy's boss Elisha Whitney and Hope's mother Evangeline Harcourt.
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 in this classic musical comedy!
Everything goes like a dream in this latest production of the celebrated Broadway musical.
Dean Bryant directs and Andrew Hallsworth choreographs with Caroline O’Connor and Todd McKenney, two legends of Australian music theatre, headlining the cast supported by some thirty talented and vibrant performers.
The story to ANYTHING GOES concerns the 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 Number 13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. Continue reading ANYTHING GOES @ THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE→
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