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“Anything Goes” opening at Music Mountain Theatre


Friday, July 5 will bring a new mainstage production to Music Mountain Theatre (MMT) in Lambertville, N.J., for a three-weekend run.

“Anything Goes,” the classic 1930s musical comedy, will be the ninth mainstage show of MMT’s 2024 season, with direction and choreography by Louis Palena.

With music and lyrics by Cole Porter, an original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, and a revised book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman, “Anything Goes” is a rollicking good time at sea.

Set sail on the S.S. American, a luxury ocean liner traveling from New York to London. Headlining the passenger list is nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.

Joining this love triangle onboard the ship is second-rate con man, Moonface Martin, currently ranked as Number 13 on the list of public enemies, but determined to break the top 10. With the help of elaborate disguises and tap-dancing hi-jinks, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart and hand, and maybe avoid being escorted off the ship to jail.

MMT’s production of “Anything Goes” stars Carly Schiff as Reno Sweeney, Søren Madsen as Billy Crocker, Tara Keelen as Hope Harcourt, and Jonathan Wierzbicki as Moonface Martin. Rounding out the cast of characters are Hope’s neurotic mother, Evangeline Harcourt, played by Joan Hoffman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, Hope’s wealthy fiancée, played by Rhett Commodaro, Erma, Moony’s sidekick-in-crime and a favorite among the sailors, played by Erin Wurtz, and Eli Whitney, Billy’s boss and Yale Bulldog through and through, played by John Dwyer.

The show includes iconic musical numbers such as “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” “It’s De-Lovely,” and “Blow, Gabriel, Blow.”

“Anything Goes” will run on the MMT stage from July 5–July 21, with 8 p.m. performances on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.

For all MMT shows, discounted tickets are available for students, seniors and members of the military, as well as for subscribers to MMT, and in group sales of 15 or more.

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