City Springs Theater Company presents ANYTHING GOES

City Springs Theater Company, Atlanta’s home for professional musical theater, kicks off PNC Bank’s 2022-23 season with Anything Goes. Directed and choreographed by Sara Edwards, Cole Porter’s raucous production of the classic 1930s musical will run September 9-25, 2022 at the Byers Theater at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs).

“What better way to start our fifth season in Sandy Springs than with this spectacular show which won six Tony Awards, as well as the 2011 Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival, Best Choreography and Best Actress, and the 1987 Outer Critic’s Drama Awards. and Drama Desk Award for Best Revival,” said Natalie DeLancey, executive director of City Springs Theater Company. “The musical also introduced several songs that have become legendary standards, such as ‘Anything Goes’, ‘It’s De-lovely’, ‘Friendship’, ‘You’re the Top’, ‘Blow, Gabriel, Blow’ and “I get a kick out of you.””

Launched in 1934 in the midst of the Great Depression, Anything Goes was an instant hit, starring Ethel Merman and establishing her place in American musical theater history. This timeless, wacky shipboard musical features the brilliant words and music of the incomparable Cole Porter and has entertained audiences around the world for over 80 years, including two Tony Award-winning revivals.

When Billy Crocker learns that his love, Hope, is aboard the SS American, he pulls away to try to win her back, unaware that Hope is heading to England to marry the very wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Meanwhile, Billy’s friend, evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeney, sets his sights on Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. To stay aboard the ship, Billy borrows an unused ticket and passport from incognito mobster Moonface Martin, aka Public Enemy Number 13. Will Billy have any hope? Will Reno get Lord Evelyn? Will Billy be arrested, as well as Moonface? This crazy romantic comedy is filled with music, dancing, mistaken identities and hilarity. It promises to provide a fun theatrical evening for all.

Anything Goes at City Springs Theater Company stars Mamie Parris as Reno Sweeney (Broadway: Cats, School of Rock, On The 20th Century, Ragtime, The Drowsy Chaperone, 110 in the Shade), Billy Harrigan Tighe as Billy Crocker (Broadway: Pippin; West End: The Book of Mormon), Jamie LaVerdiere as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Broadway: The Producers, The Pirate Queen, Motown: The Musical), Meg Gillentine as Erma Latour (Broadway: Fosse, Cats, The Frogs; Film: The Producers), and starring Terry Burrell as Mrs. Harcourt (Broadway: Three Penny Opera, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Swinging on a Star, Into the Woods, Dreamgirls , Eubia).

Starring Googie Uterhardt as Moonface Martin, Meadow Nguy as Hope Harcourt, Kevin Harry as Elisha J. Whitney, Eric D’Angelo Moore as Ship’s Captain, Kyle Robert Carter as Ship’s Purser, Danny Iktomi Bevins as John, Stephan JoQuan Wilson as Luke , and DJ Grooms as Henry T. Dobson.

Sarah Gold, Zoë Grolnick, Leigh Ellen Jones, Mallory Nolting, Ryley Perry, Colleen Roberts, Patrick Coleman, Avery Gillham, Michael Persson and Ethan Zeph are also part of the cast.

The creative team includes Sara Edwards (Director/Choreographer), Miles Plant (Music Director), Steven K. Mitchell (Scenic Designer), Martin Pakledinaz (Costume Designer), Paul Huntley (Wig Designer), Mike Wood (Stage Designer) lighting) and Justin Schmitz (sound designer). Production stage directed by Gina Cirillo.

Anything Goes is included in current subscribers’ season passes. Subscription packages and individual tickets range from $40 to $120, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel, and are on sale now. Visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.com or call 404-477-4365 for more information.

All performances are held at the Byers Theater at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs.

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