Kelly Walsh Theatre Department Presents “Anything Goes!”
Posted February 16, 2013 by Doug Hodgson
During Kelly Walsh High School’s sold-out run of “Les Miserables” last spring, the community was buzzing with rave reviews of the emotional drama. This year, theatre director Michael Stedillie decided a lighter comedy would be a nice change. But he still wanted a big Broadway show with lots of high-energy chorus numbers and even bigger laughs.
“Anything Goes” fits the bill perfectly. Winner of dozens of Tony Awards, Cole Porter’s classic musical is set aboard the SS American. As the ship departs, passengers set off on a course to true love. But in this case, romantic destiny needs a little help from singing sailors, unlikely disguises, and some good old-fashioned gangster blackmail. “Anything Goes” includes some of Broadway’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “It’s Delovely,” “You’re theTop,” and of course, “Anything Goes.”
Stedillie has been very pleased with rehearsals and is excited about the energy of the actors. “The cast is having fun, and it shows,” he said.
The musical stars Samantha Allen as the evangelist turned night club singer Reno Sweeney; Nathan Searcey as the love struck Wall Street broker Billy Crocker; Michaela Tuft as the beautiful and rich Hope Harcourt; Blair Mothersbaugh as Public Enemy Number 13 Moonface Martin; Stephen Good as the not-so-bright Englishman Sir Evelyn Oakleigh; and Natassia Strayer as Moon’s partner in crime, Bonnie.
Not to mention a cast of 70 more talented actors and actresses, a 23-piece orchestra, a skilled tech crew, and an amazing team of directors. Don’t miss out! The show will have you laughing all the way across the Atlantic!
Shows: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performance on Saturday Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.
Where: Kelly Walsh High School theater, 3500 E 12th St Casper, WY 82609
Tickets: $8. Can be purchased in advance from cast members or at Kelly Walsh’s office or at the door.
You can check out more photos at the Star Tribune article about the show.
Frontier Eye Care is proud to support the Kelly Walsh High School Theatre Department and “Anything Goes.” See you there!