Children’s Playhouse of Maryland presents Cole Porter’s ‘Anything Goes’
The Children’s Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex campus-equally so, if the, proudly presents the musical Anything Goes (Beaumont Version), featuring more than 35 student actors from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County.
Music and lyrics are by Cole Porter; the production is based on a book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsey and Russell Crouse; new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.
In the CPM production, Simon Gusso of Bel Air appears as Billy Crocker, with Hannah Sikes of Halethorpe as Reno Sweeny and Heidi Thiessen of Owings Mills as Hope Harcourt. Liz Boyer Hunnicutt directs this production; Charlotte Evans is the music director; Amanda Poxon is the choreographer.
Anything Goes combines the classic “boy meets girl” story with shipboard romance and criminal hijinks. On this cruise, Boy loves Girl who is about to marry someone else, and Boy gets Girl #2 to help him get her back. People are falling in and out of love amidst the FBI pursuing Public Enemy #1. Hilarious complications ensue.
Complete with rousing tap numbers and well-known hit tunes like “I Get a Kick Out Of You,” “All Through the Night,” and “It’s DeLovely,” Anything Goes is a mustsee for the whole family.
The r un of the show in the CCBC Essex Administration Building Lecture Hall (near Parking Lot 4) will be September 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 1 p.m., with an additional 7 p.m. show on Saturday, September 22. There will be a special sensory-friendly performance at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29.
Tickets for the seven shows in the run are $10 each and can be ordered through the CCBC Box Office or online. Tickets will also be available at the door, space permitting. Advance purchase is recommended.
The CCBC Essex Administration Building Lecture Hall is a wheelchair-accessible facility. Please request accommodations at the time of ticket purchase. For more information, please call the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787), or CPM Administrative Office at 443-840-2426. For directions, visit www.ccbcmd.edu/locations.
Children’s Playhouse of Mar yland Inc. is a not-for-profit community theatre dedicated to youth performers ages 18 and under. Contact Diane M. Trowbridge-Smith at 443-840-2426 for details.