SOLON– Solon High School drama department presents Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., 16 at 2 and 7 p.m., and 17 at 2 p.m. Come join them for a timeless classic. Tickets can be purchased in advance Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8-11:30 a.m. in the high school commons, or at the door; $6, $9 and $12.
The story begins at the New York sailing of the Ocean Greyhound America bound for England. Everything takes place aboard the ship. Of particular interest is Reno Sweeney, famed evangelist-turned-nightclub singer, with her beautiful angels– backup singers/dancers. Other passengers include Elisha Whitney (Wall Street executive and Billy Crocker’s boss), Sir Evelyn Oakleigh (a rich English gentleman), Miss Hope Harcourt (American debutante and Evelyn’s fiancée), Mrs. Wadsworth Harcourt (Hope’s mother), Bishop Henry Dobson (a minister), and Ching and Ling (two of Bishop Dobson’s Chinese converts), Billy Crocker (a Wall Street swooner), Moonface Martin (public enemy 13) and gal pal Bonnie (lover of sailors).
The age-old tale of boy-meets-girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than “Anything Goes.” This show is an amusing story wrapped around a magical score. Terrific Cole Porter songs include “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “All Through The Night,” “Anything Goes,” “You’re The Top,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” “Take Me Back To Manhattan” and “Let’s Misbehave.” It’s a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where “Anything Goes.”