Anything Goes


April 29-30 & May 1, 6-8, 13-14, 1988


Community Players Theatre


Aboard the S.S. American are Billy Crocker, a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt who in turn is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, nightclub singer and former evangelist Reno Sweeney, and Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin, who is posing as a minister. A series of comical mistaken identities ensues as the passengers and crew sing and dance their way across the Atlantic.

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Woodhouse, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse

Historian’s Corner

The 65th season closed out with the 1962 version of Cole Porter’s classic “Anything Goes.” It was the directorial debut of Bob Mangialardi. It was also the debut of newcomers Kerry Dixon, Elaine Hill, and David Flanders. This production was well-received with high praise for the acting and the music. The show turned a nice profit to end the season.