High Seas Fun

By Angela Sasse

POSTED:  May 20, 2015

 

One of Broadway's fizziest favorites, Anything Goes, sets sail for the the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek this May 22–June 27. This wonderful musical comedy, set aboard the SS American is packed with romance, fun, and classic Cole Porter songs, such as "I Get a Kick Out of You," "It's Delovely," and the toe-tapping title tune.

Center Repertory Company's production of Anything Goes will be directed by artistic director Michael Butler and choreographed by Amanda Folena. They will be working from the musical's book, written in 1987 by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. The first version of Anything Goes debuted on Broadway in 1934, and has been revived successfully many times—a 2011 version won the Tony Award for Best Revival.

Center REP favorite Molly Bell (The Real Housewives of Walnut Creek: The Musical) will be on board for the voyage, as will Joshua Hollister and Brittany Danielle.

When: May 22–June 27 Where: Margaret Lesher Theatre Tickets and Information: (925) 943-SHOW (7469), or lesherartscenter.org