All aboard the S.S. American! The audience is in for a rollicking good time on the high seas, complete with love, deception, celebrity-chasing, and probably even a glimpse of stocking (shocking!) They will sit back and enjoy Cole Porter’s most infectious—and enduring—songs from Anything Goes, including “De-Lovely,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” and, of course, “Anything Goes”. The show is set in the 1930s on a ship sailing from New York to London. This giddy, salty, wisecracking musical-comedy will put a smile on each face and have the whole audience tapping their toes.
DCC’s Anything Goes is currently scheduled to hit the stage Friday, March 25th at 7:30PM; Saturday, March 26th at 7:30PM; Sunday, March 27th at 2:00 PM; Friday April 1st at 7:30 PM; and Saturday, April 2nd at 7:30 PM. Adult tickets are $13, Senior/Student tickets are $10, and Kids under 11 tickets are $6. Patrons can pay using PayPal. All seats must be reserved in advance. Ticket sales are going on now at our school website https://www.duboiscatholic.com/anything-goes/.
Mrs. Nicki Forsyth will be using her musical and staging talents in directing Anything Goes. This is her first year directing the acting in the musical; however, she has overseen the music for several years. She says, “It’s so exciting to watch this fresh cast develop a love for classic comedic theater. I can’t wait for them to experience the response of an audience.”
Asst. Principal Theresa Liddle has played a vital role in bringing the musical to life as well. Her organizational skills have been a godsend to the planning and practices and hard work that it takes to transport an audience into the heart of the story.
If you enjoy the dancing in classic musicals like this, sophomore choreographer and competitive dancer, Sara Huegler will impress you with the dance routines she has developed for the songs. She has also taught a group of actresses (Reno’s Angels) to tap dance.
This creative team has done a great job of taking a musical with a lot of history to a place where a modern audience will have a truly enjoyable experience.
Veteran producer, Mrs. Carol Korthaus, has been organizing costumes, scenery, and props to ensure that the audience feels like it has travelled back to the 1930s onboard a ship heading to London. She is eager for a new generation to be introduced to this well-loved Cole Porter musical.
Several seniors will be on Central’s stage in a culmination of their dramatic careers in high school. Sophia Ginther who has acted in musicals through whole career at DCC will be headlining as Reno Sweeney, a nightclub singer turned evangelist looking for love. She enchanted audiences last year as the Fairy Godmother in DCC’s production of Cinderella. Becca Huegler expertly played the villainous Lady Sebastian in Cinderella and will play a manipulating mother in this musical, Evangeline Harcourt. Caleb Bruno used his impressive vocal talents to play Lord Pinkleton in Cinderella, and this year he will put his comedic talents to work playing Moonface Martin, Public Enemy Number 13. Cinderella’s Prince Topher, Aaron Gankosky will be playing the irrepressible Sir Evelyn Oakleigh. Finally, newcomer to the stage, senior Jack Adair will captivate the audience as the rakish Billy, a role made famous by Frank Sinatra.
The cast and crew of Anything Goes has been working hard to create a dazzling experience for their audience. Please join us for the show of the year!