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Anything Goes


  • Sooner Theatre 101 East Main Norman, OK (map)

The Sooner Theatre's Republic Bank & Trust Studio Series Presents

ANYTHING GOES


Music and Lyrics byMusic and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton
and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

The S.S. American is preparing to set sail from New York to England. Billy Crocker, a young assistant to Wall Street tycoon Elisha J. Whitney, a passenger on the ship, decides to stow away in hopes of wooing his long-lost love and wealthy debutante, Hope Harcourt, who is also on board. However, much to Billy’s chagrin, Hope’s mother, Evangeline Harcourt, is delighted that Hope is engaged to be married to a stuffy Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (who is also onboard), upon arrival in England.

Also on the ship are Reno Sweeney, an evangelist-turned-nightclub singer, and her bevy of “angelic” showgirls, who will be providing music and dance entertainment during the crossing. The ship has no sooner set sail than Reno runs into Billy, an old friend, and he persuades her to help him break upHope’s engagement.

“Moonface” Martin, a gangster known as “Public Enemy 13” and his moll Erma are disguised as a reverend and a missionary, respectively. They have two Chinese “converts” and all four attempt to evade the law while on board. Billy eventually learns the identity of this misfit bunch, and, in exchange for his silence, they too join in the scheme to break up Hope and Lord Evelyn.

After more disguises, ploys, confessions, mistaken identities, and marriage proposals, all done to the fantastic music of Cole Porter, how will everything work out? Who knows? Anything goes!

Tickets $15

Double Cast Info

Opening Cast – performs Fri., March 8 at 7:30 pm and Sat., March 9 at 2 pm

Reno Sweeney…………………………………………Ashlea Stewart
Hope Harcourt………………………………………...Abby Morris
Evangeline Harcourt……………………………….. Maddie Walkley
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh……………………………….Max Foshee
Eli Whitney…………………………………………….. Avery Ernsberger
Billy Crocker……………………………………………Jayson Gorton
Moonface Martin…………………………………… Alex Irwin
Erma……………………………………………………….Rylie Jackson

Closing Cast - performs Sat., March 9 at 7:30 pm and Sun., March 10 at 2 pm

Reno Sweeney………………………………………… Addison Baker
Hope Harcourt………………………………………... Bailey Churchill
Evangeline Harcourt……………………………….. Haley Kinnard
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh………………………………. Braden Henson
Eli Whitney…………………………………………….. Harrison Roth
Billy Crocker…………………………………………… Jace Appling
Moonface Martin…………………………………… Jackson Roth
Erma…………………………………………………….Claire LaReau

Ensemble performers and those not double cast perform in all four performances.

Earlier Event: March 8
Echoes & Resonance: Closing Reception
Later Event: March 8
Grand Hotel