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!
For a vibrant and rocking night at the theatre get along to Hornsby Musical Society’s production of WE WILL ROCK YOU at Hornsby RSL Club – but be quick as it is only on till Sunday 22 April. Though the musical is formed around the songs of the British rock band Queen is it also dripping with references to the works of other bands and the musicians of that era.
From a book by Ben Elton, the story is set in the distant future, where Earth is named iPlanet, is ruled by a might corporation and everyone thinks and acts the same, musical instruments and composition are forbidden and rock music is just a fading memory. Hope of freedom rests with an unlikely band of rebels called the Bohemians and Galileo the dreamer, who hears long-lost rock and pop words and phrases in his head, and his rather radical companion Scaramouche. Continue reading WE WILL ROCK YOU – HMS ARE THE CHAMPIONS→
THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking travelling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef.
Hill’s plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.
This latest show by the Hornsby Musical Society is filled with memorable tunes such as “Ya Got Trouble”, “Seventy Six Trombones” and “Shipoopi”.