Some of the WMTS cast checking out the “liner” SS American on which all the action happens in “Anything Goes”, our next production at the Tivoli, Wimborne from the 25th to 29th June.
You can buy your tickets online now, direct from the Tivoli Theatre.
Some members of the Anything Goes cast enjoying balmy sunny weather at Poole Quay on the May Bank Holiday weekend. See the rest on Facebook.
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 Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailor girls and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Moonface join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.
Anything Goes is a shining example of classic musical theatre, complete with tap numbers, camp jokes, unlikely happy endings and eminently hummable songs like “De-Lovely,” “I Get a Kick Out Of You” and “Anything Goes,” courtesy of the unforgettable score by Cole Porter.
Wimborne Musical Theatre’s Anything Goes is fast-paced, farcical and kid-friendly. Taking place at the Tivoli Theatre from Tuesday 25th – Saturday 29th June 2013, show times are 7.30pm with a matinee performance at 2.30pm on the Saturday.
Tickets are still on sale, buy direct from the Tivoli now!
Rehearsals are picking up the pace now, so we thought we’d share a few snaps of what we’ve been getting up to – as you can see, the cast are having a ball!
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We’ve been perfecting our routine for ‘Blow, Gabriel, Blow’ in rehearsals which has been great fun as it’s a real toe tapper of a number and the whole cast are involved. Make sure you don’t miss it by coming to see us in June!
To get you in the mood here is the fabulous Sutton Foster performing the song – and dance, on a US chat show.
That’s right folks, we’ve teamed up with Wessex FM to give you the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to see Anything Goes! Simply fill out the form and answer the question that any honest-to-goodness musical theatre fan should know and you could be with us on Friday 28th June!
But don’t forget – if you’re not lucky enough to win this time, you can still buy tickets to the show directly from the Tivoli.
With rehearsals in full swing now, the cast for the principal parts in our next show, Anything Goes has been confirmed as follows:
Reno Sweeney – a sexy evangelizing nightclub singer: Sally Ager
Billy Crocker – a young assistant to a Wall Street stockbroker: Phil Evans
Hope Harcourt – a beautiful American debutante: Karina McCormack
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh – a hapless English aristocrat: Duncan Trew
Evangeline Harcourt – Hope’s widowed mother: Pam Mizon
Elisha J Whitney – a Wall Street broker, Billy’s boss: Phil Redgrave
‘Moonface’ Martin – a hapless gangster: Bill Mason
Erma – a gangster’s moll, Moonface’s ‘accomplice’: Hermione Mason
Henry T Dobson, a Minister of the church: David Elliott
Luke & John – two Chinese converts to the church: Ron Bolton & Derek Holden
The Captain – of the ocean liner SS American: John Bounds
The Purser – of the ocean liner SS American: K D Johnson
Fred, the Bartender of a New York bar: Denis Cadd
Just a quick reminder that we’re going ‘Anything Goes’ next month. Buy your tickets now!