WSU School of Performing Arts presents 'Anything Goes'


The Wichita State University School of Performing Arts is presenting the musical "Anything Goes," Oct.- 31-Nov. 3, in Wilner Auditorium.

Show times for Anything Goes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday- Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Seating is reserved. Contact the WSU Box Office at 316-978-3233 or to reserve tickets. All WSU students get in free with Shocker ID.

Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of boy meets girl – no musical puts it on stage better than "Anything Goes." 

The S.S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” Song, dance and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life.

The cast is led by Kalene “Koko” Blanton, Trevor Seyl, Caroline Boesen, Caleb Freeman, Matthew Alexander and Xan Mattek, as well as a large singing and dancing cast of sailors, angels and passengers.

It's a hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, with famous songs such as “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “Blow Gabrielle Blow.” (Rating: G)

The performance is guest directed and choreographed by New York City-based Bradley Allan Zarr. 

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