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CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD TO PRESENT COLE PORTER'S "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 with the love of his life. Terrific Cole Porter songs include "It's De-Lovely", "Friendship", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "All Through the Night", "Anything Goes", "You're The Top", "Blow, Gabriel, Blow", "Let's Misbehave" and "Easy to Love."

Charleston Light Opera Guild will present "Anything Goes" on July 28, 29, 30, August 4, 5 and 6, 2017
at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre. The production is sponsored by the Alex and Betty Schoenbaum Foundation. We will be performing the Beaumont (1987) version of the show.

Auditions: Ages 16 - adult
Music – Thursday June 1, 7 pm - Bring prepared musical selection, preferably from the show; bring sheet music for selections not from the show for the Guild accompanist
Reading – Saturday June 3, 10 am – Cold readings from provided scripts
Dance – Thursday June 8, 7 pm Prompt! – Dress to dance, musical theatre and tap styles; combinations will be taught
All auditions will be at Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre, 411 Tennessee Ave, West Charleston
(304-9312); Call 304-545-6945 for more information

AVAILABLE ROLES (Cast of 25-30)

Reno Sweeney – female lead; sexy and charismatic nightclub singer, brassy and good comic timing,
dances, mezzo G3-Eb5

Billy Crocker – assistant to Mr. Whitney, love's Hope, smooth singer with comic timing, some dance
tenor B3-G4

Moonface Martin – gruff, goofy and loveable gangster with great comic timing; character singer
baritone C3-D4

Hope Harcourt – wealthy and beautiful heiress, sweet ingénue, some dance; soprano A4-Eb5

Lord Evelyn Oakleigh – British, bumbling comic actor, character driven, some dance; baritone C3-G4

Erma – Moonface's attractive & not so bright girlfriend, character actress/singer/dancer; mezzo A4-C#5

Elisha Whitney – Business tycoon and drunk, Billy's boss, character voice; baritone C3-D4

Mrs. Harcourt – Hope's overbearing mother, actress who sings (no solos); any range

4 Angel's, Purity, Chastity, Charity and Virtue – Reno's bombshell showgirls, singer/dancers, some lines

Captain – military man in charge of SS American; tenor

Purser – nervous lackey to the Captain; character actor who sings; any vocal range

Luke and John – two mischievous Chinese heathens, comic actors who sing; any vocal range

Female and male singers including Sailor quartet
Female and male dancers

 

 

 

 

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