Seabury Hall Performing Arts
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Saturday November 10 @7 PM
Friday & Saturday November 16-17 @ 7 PM
Sundays November 11 & 18 @ 3PM
`A`ali`ikūhonua Creative Arts Center
Tickets: Pre-Sell: Adults $13, Kupuna $11, Students & Keiki $5
At The Door: Adults $ 15, Kupuna $13, Students & Keiki $7
Seabury Hall Performing Arts opens its 30th anniversary season with one of the great Cole Porter musicals, Anything Goes. The 1930s comedy romance set on an ocean liner includes such classics as “You’re the Top,” “It’s Delovely,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”
When Billy (Carl Molinaro) discovers the love of his life Hope (Megan Malcolm) is on a cruise with her fiance, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh (Carver Glomb), he enlists the help of his old night-club and evangelist friend Reno Sweeney (Caitlyn Campbell) and his new gangster friend Moonface Martin (Gabe Frampton) and his moll Erma (Taylor Takatani) to help him win back his girl! All this -- while hiding from his boss Elisha Whitney (Daniel Judge) and avoiding his sweetheart’s mother Evangeline Harcourt (Stefani Peterson) -- means farcical antics ensue!
Award-winning choreographer David Ward directs and choreographs for a cast of over two dozen student sailors, gangsters, evangelist singers, society debutantes, and a Wall Street tycoon. Music Director Tana Larson works with the singers. Costume designers Andre Morissette and Vanessa Cerrito recreate the 1930s fashions and Todd Van Amburgh designs the set.
“We’re doing this show to celebrate our 30th season because it was one of our most successful musicals ever. We also opened the Performing Arts Studio with it in 1995 -- our first show in a new home after years of doing shows in our Dining Hall.”
“It’s thrilling to return to those heady days by doing this wonderful Cole Porter show again. It’s classic Broadway material, so perfect for high school performers.”
Songs like “You’re the Top,” “It’s Delovely,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You” are now standards of the American songbook.
“How wonderful for kids to be learning songs like the title song, “Anything Goes” and perpetuating this tradition,” says Ward
Larson agrees: “These Cole Porter songs are 80 years old, but when we watch these teenagers discover them fresh, we’re reminded that they are timeless.”
Pre-sale tickets are available at a discounted price until 3 PM on Opening Night.