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The Senior Theatre Workshop of Ormond Beach will present the ever popular Cole Porter musical classic "Anything Goes" on Jan. 11, 12 and 13 at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach.
Friday and Saturday evening performances are slated to start at 7:30 p.m. and there will be a 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee.
"Anything Goes" is an example of classic musical theater, complete with amazing tap numbers, campy jokes, unlikely happy endings and eminently hummable songs like "De-Lovely," "I Get A Kick Out Of You," and "Anything Goes," courtesy of the score by Cole Porter.
Directed by Cindy Simmons, the cast boasts many local favorites as well as seasoned newcomers, all over the half-century mark. The cast of 30 talented performers will sing and dance their way into the hearts of audience members.
"Anything Goes" is set aboard the oceanliner S.S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney (Valerie Betts) is enroute from New York to England, with her showgirl "Angels." Her pal Billy Crocker (Earl Finkel) has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt (Shelly Jackson-Shevlin). The problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Jerry Sweeney). Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy No. 13, Moonface Martin (Robert Weaver) and his sidekick-in-crime Bonnie (Betty Ebner). With the help of some colorful characters, elaborate disguises, outstanding tap dancing, and good old fashioned revival, Reno and Moonface join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope's heart, keep Hope's overbearing mother (Pauline Rodick) and Billy's boss (Bill Davis) happy, and even find somebody to love.
Tickets are $15 each for reserved seating and are available through the box office at (386) 676-3375. The Box Office is open Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and two hours prior to shows.