‘Anything Goes’ at the Palace Theatre

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The Anything Goes cast arrived Oct. 6 and will be starting rehearsal for Cole Porters madcap Tony Award-winning musical. Courtesy Photo

MANCHESTER, NH – While we try to be as accommodating as possible, when we say “Anything Goes” at the Palace, we actually are referring to the hit musical, which premieres Oct. 20. All aboard for this splendid production, winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival and Choreography.

Set on the S.S. American, “Anything Goes” is set aboard an ocean liner that sails between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers. Among those passengers is Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist. With Reno is Billy Crocker, a young broker on Wall Street, who has fallen in love with a beautiful woman he met in a cab. As Billy says goodbye to his boss and Reno, who are both on the boat, Billy follows as he sees his mystery woman. Billy stows away on the ship in hopes of winning fair lady’s heart.

Along with our heroes, stowed away on the boat is the infamous “Moonface” Martin, a second-rate gangster labeled “Public Enemy 13,” and his girlfriend, Bonnie. “Moonface” and Bonnie have disguised themselves as a minister and a missionary and, innocently aided by Billy, board the ship under their assumed identities, stranding the ship’s real chaplain back at the port.

The musical introduced such songs as “Anything Goes,” “You’re the Top,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.” Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life. There’s no telling what could go right – or wrong – for the characters in this amazing show.

Catch this boat while it’s still docked from October 20, 2017-November 11, 2017. Tickets range from $25 for children 6-12 and $39-$46 for adults.

This production is made possible through the generous sponsorship from: Birch Hill, McLean Communications, Tulley BMW, Devine Millimet, Pinard Waste Systems, Eagle Point and Ameriprise Financial.

About the Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre is a nonprofit performing arts center that hosts its own professional company, youth and teen program, and presenting acts. It is committed to achieving its mission through preserving the historic facilities of the theater, responding creatively to the cultural and entertainment needs of the community, and governing in a fiscally responsible and strategic manner. For information about pricing, visit the Palace Theatre’s website at www.palacetheatre.org

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