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Having wowed audiences all over the world, and winning a truckload of awards along the way (incmega-hithree Tony Awards), the musical mega hit Anything Goes will be hitting Brisbane this month.
Playing at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre 25 July to 16 August, Anything Goes transports audiences onto the S.S. American for a campy & rollicking ocean voyage from New York to London. Etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely couples set off to find true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.
Featuring the hit songs You’re The Top, I Get A Kick Out Of You, It’s De-lovely and of course Anything Goes, this is a first class musical extravaganza, a ship-shape production that will have you ‘all at sea’ if you miss out on a ticket!
Anything Goes plays 25 July to 16 August at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre. Tickets are available via www.qpac.com.au or call 136246.
Anything goes original sheet
Sheet music from original Broadway production Anything Goes
Music Cole Porter
Lyrics Cole Porter
Book Guy Bolton
P. G. Wodehouse
Productions 1934 Broadway
1935 West End
1936 Film version
1954 Television version
1956 Film version
1987 Broadway Revival
1989 West End Revival
2003 West End Revival
2011 Broadway Revival
2012 National Tour
2013 Buenos Aires
2015 UK National Tour
2015 Australian National Tour
Awards Tony Award for Best Revival
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Anything Goes is a 1934 musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The original book was a collaborative effort by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse, heavily revised by the team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as “Anything Goes”, “You’re the Top”, and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”
Since its 1934 debut at the Alvin Theatre (now known as the Neil Simon Theatre) on Broadway, the musical has been revived several times in the United States and Britain and has been filmed twice. The musical has long been a popular choice for school and community productions.