Saint Vincent College Players will present three performances of the popular Broadway musical hit, “Anything Goes,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College.
A special after-the-show cabaret will be featured after the Saturday evening performance on Feb. 11 when all theatre patrons will be invited to meet the director and cast and also enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments.
This Cole Porter musical premiered on Broadway in 1934. It has been converted into a film twice and remains a popular choice of many regional theatres, colleges and high schools.
The story centers around Billy Crocker, a young Wall Street broker, who has fallen in love at first sight with a beautiful girl he met in a taxi, Hope Harcourt. But Hope is intended to someone else. Billy could have any woman he wants, but he will do whatever it takes to prove his love for Hope, and I mean anything! Because of this, many madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London occur.
The production is directed by Greggory Brandt, Saint Vincent Director of Stage and Summer Theatre. It also features choreography by Renata Marino, and music direction by Aaron Gray, who will also direct the seven-piece orchestra.
The all-student cast includes Megan Paullet, a senior early childhood education major from Vandergrift, as “Reno Sweeney;” Caroline Nelson, a freshman integrated science major from Jefferson, Maryland, as “Angel #1- Purity;” Molly Roberts, a sophomore biology major from Rices Landing, as “Angel #2- Chastity;” Kathleen O’Reilly, a sophomore communications major from Johnstown, as Angel #3- Charity;” Tressa Holodnik, a junior bioinformatics major from Pittsburgh (15235), as “Angel #4- Virtue;” Noelle Patrick, a senior biology major from Patton, as “Hope Harcourt;” Jennifer Haseleu, a junior chemistry major from Coraopolis, as “Evangeline Harcourt;” John Wojtechko, a junior communications major from Crescent, as “Lord Evelyn Oakleigh;” Robert Howard, a junior mathematics major from Ellicott City, Maryland, as “Elisha Whitney;” Anthony Massetto, a sophomore music performance major from Murrysville, as “Billy Crocker;” Mitch Farrell, a junior accounting major from Lower Burrell, as “Mooface Martin;” Taylor Hanson, a junior biology major from Greensburg, as “Erma;” William Brown II, a senior English major from East Orange, New Jersey, as “Ship’s Captain;” Joel Knepshield, a freshman management major from Leechburg, as “Ship’s Purser;” Phil Montalbano, a senior finance major from New Kensington, Eddie Kunz, a sophomore international business major from Cranberry Township, as “Luke and John;” Logan Nawrocki, a junior accounting major from New Castle, as “Minister;” Montalbano, as “Fred, the Bartender,” and Johanna Philips, a freshman environmental science major from Baden, as “Old Lady in the Wheelchair.”
Female ensemble members are Rachel Mattica, a sophomore history major from New Brighton; Paisley Adams, a sophomore art education major from Ligonier; Philips; Morgan Casto, a freshman biology major from Johnstown; Maria Fetty, a freshman history education major from Pittsburgh (15228); Maria Franey, a sophomore biochemistry major from Export; and Lee Stern, a sophomore physics major from McKeesport.
Male ensemble members are Nicholas Ciocco, a freshman English major from Latrobe; Matthew Wojtechko, a freshman computing and information science major from Crescent; Michael Doelling, a freshman history major from Latrobe; and Nawrocki.
The musical features many classic hits including "You're the Top," "Friendship," "I Get a Kick Out of You," “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” and "Anything Goes," to name a few. The dance captain for the production is Tressa Holodnik.
The theatre doors will open at least 30 minutes prior to each performance and general admission tickets ($10) are available at the box office on the day and evening of each performance.
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