||The "Anything Goes" cast, from left: Anna Saunders, Lamisa Daniel, Elyse Brown, Katherine Brown and Jackie Wiatrowski. Also Jonny Natterstad, Charles Armstrong, Robert Wallace and Michael Lawrence.
Coastal Carolina University's Department of Theatre presents the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes," with opening night Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. and seven more performances slated through Saturday, Nov. 12 at Wheelwright Auditorium.
One of the great hits of the Broadway stage, "Anything Goes" is a shipboard romance set on an ocean liner bound to London from New York. Billy Crocker, a stowaway, falls in love with an heiress, Hope Harcourt, who is already engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Others on board conspire to help Billy in his quest for romance, leading to such memorable songs as "Anything Goes," "You're the Top" and "I Get a Kick Out of You."
The all-student cast is led by Kimberlee Ward as Hope and Caleb Jernigan as Billy Crocker. Elyse Brown and Charlie Tingen are their understudies.
Also starring are Jackie Wiatrowski, Justin Ables, Jackson Bartolme, Robert Stetson, Shana Meyer, Ronnie Coco, Tyler Keller, Drew Taylor, Caleb Brannen, Meredith Gratton, Anna Sheridan, Eric Waters and Michael Lawrence. The Angels (backup singers) are Katherine Brown, Anna Saunders, Elyse Brown and Lamisa Daniel.
Male dancers include Jonathan Natterstad, Robert Wallace, Eric Hnatko, Conor Devoe, Taylor Wright and Charles Armstrong. Female dancers are Lexie Wohlfort, Gabby Harker, Jackie Irving, Katherine Brown, Sarah Burton, Rachel Hogan, Anna Sheridan, Elyse Brown, Lamisa Daniel and Anna Saunders.
Amiee Turner, a visiting professor, directs.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 9-12. Matinees are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.
Tickets are $15 per person, $10 CCU and HGTC faculty and staff, alumni, Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning (OLLI) members and seniors (65 and over); and $5 for CCU and HGTC students and children under age 17.
For tickets, call the Wheelwright Box Office at 843-349-2502.