ANYTHING GOES


Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman
  • Directed by Brad Friedman
  • Musical Direction by Attilio Tribuzi
  • Choreography by Robyn Tribuzi

January 31 – February 9, 2020

7:30 PM – Fri., Sat.
2:00 PM – Sunday

Synopsis

One of the most popular musicals of all time brings you romantic hijinks on the high seas as best pals Reno Sweeney and Billy Crocker look for true love aboard a luxury ocean liner, while small time crook Moonface Martin tries to avoid spending this voyage in the brig. The inimitable Cole Porter score is jammed with hit songs, including “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top”, “It’s Delovely,” and “Friendship.” Directed by Brad Friedman, musical direction by Attilio Tribuzi, and choreography by Robyn Tribuzi.

ANYTHING GOES Audition Information

FEMALE CHARACTERS

RENO SWEENEY

A sexy evangelist turned nightclub singer. Brash and brassy but with a heart of gold. Great singer and dancer with a larger than life personality.
SONGS: “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “Anything Goes,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow”

HOPE HARCOURT

A beautiful debutante, classy but human and the object of Billy’s affections. Lovely singing voice, good dancer.
SONGS: “Easy to Love,” “It’s Delovely,” “Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye,” “All Through the Night”

ERMA

A sexy gangster’s moll who’s saddled with the wrong gangster!
SONG: “Buddy, Beware”

EVANGELINE HARCOURT

Hope’s mother, a pushy, snobby widow. She seems past her romantic prime, but she may have hidden depths.
SONG: “Let’s Misbehave”

PURITY

A showgirl with Reno’s act. Lots of singing and dancing.

CHASTITY

A showgirl with Reno’s act. Lots of singing and dancing.

CHARITY

A showgirl with Reno’s act. Lots of singing and dancing.

VIRTUE

A showgirl with Reno’s act. Lots of singing and dancing.

SISTER MARY MARTIN

An acolyte of the Reverend Dobson, a compulsive gambler.

SISTER ETHEL MERMAN

An acolyte of the Reverend Dobson, very nervous.

SHIP’S PASSENGERS, A REPORTER, AN OLD LADY IN A WHEELCHAIR

MALE CHARACTERS

BILLY CROCKER

The handsome, charming assistant to Elisha Whitney, quick-thinking best friend of Reno Sweeney, and hopelessly in love with Hope Harcourt. Great singer, good dancer.
SONGS: ,” “You’re the Top,” “Easy to Love,” “It’s Delovely,” “Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye,” “All Through the Night”

MOONFACE MARTIN

A second-rate gangster, Public Enemy #13, in fact, who turns out to be a loyal friend to Billy. Strong comic role.
SONGS: “Friendship,” “Be Like the Bluebird”

LORD EVELYN OAKLEIGH

A wealthy but rather silly English gentleman who falls hard for Reno.
SONG: “The Gypsy in Me.”

ELISHA WHITNEY

A tycoon with a big personality, a knack for making fortunes, and an eye (a nearsighted one) for the ladies.
SONGS: “The Crew Song,” “Let’s Misbehave”

SHIP’S CAPTAIN

Handsome and stalwart. Leads crew and/or passengers in a number of songs, including “There’s No Cure Like Travel”/”Bon Voyage”, “There’ll Always Be a Lady Fair,” “Public Enemy Number One”

SHIP’S PURSER

Loyal and brave.

SAILORS, PASSENGERS, FRED, a bartender, HENRY T. DOBSON, a minister; A NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER, TWO F.B.I. AGENTS

AUDITION INFO

Please prepare a traditional-style Broadway song, not from the show. It should come from the Broadway songbook, meaning the composer should be a classic 1930’s composer (Porter, Rodgers, Gershwin, Berlin, Kern.