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Anything Goes

Please note, when researching this show, Beenleigh Theatre Group will be presenting the 1987 (Beaumont) version of the show. It is drastically different from the original and 1960’s update of the production. We also ask that all auditionees be of 16 years of age and over.

AUDITIONS
Auditions will be held on Sunday June 25th and if required Monday June 26th. The season begins Friday November 10 and closes Saturday November 25. Why such a long rehearsal period? Read the rehearsal info below!
For auditions we will ask you to prepare a verse and chorus only for two songs. One must be upbeat and jazzy, while the second must be a ballad. If you are auditioning for a dance or ensemble role only, one song showcasing your range is sufficient.
Pages from the script will be available at the information night on June 15. If you do not attend and would like specific character pages, contact director Michael Skelton mickskel@yahoo.com.au for pages. Get ready to be versatile
We ask you to dress appropriately for a dance audition, whether you are seeking a dance role or not. You will be taught two eight counts of dance during your audition.
To book an audition email Michael mickskel@yahoo.com.au

SYNOPSIS
Set aboard the luxury liner the S.S. American, where nightclub singer Reno Sweeney is en-route from New York to England, her friend Billy Crocker has stowed aboard to be close to his true love, debutante Hope Harcourt. Unfortunately Hope is engaged to wealthy English aristocrat Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.
Billy’s boss, Wall Street tycoon Eli Whitney, is also on board so Billy must avoid discovery at all costs. Aided by Reno and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin, Billy sets out to win Hope’s heart through a variety of high-jinks, cunning disguises and even blackmail!
Anything Goes is a fast-paced comedy musical that takes you back to the Golden Age of high society on the high seas.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
RENO SWEENEY – A charismatic nightclub singer and former evangelist, she is clever, funny, persuasive and extremely confident.

RENO’S ANGELS – Four (4) backup singers/dancers in Reno’s act, they are showgirls with pizzazz and personality. 

HOPE HARCOURT – A beautiful heiress with a strong sense of duty, she is willing to sacrifice love and marry to satisfy her mother’s wishes.

BILLY CROCKER – A young businessman who is in love with Hope, he charismatic and charming.

LORD EVELYN OAKLEIGH – Hope’s energetic, quirky, and good-natured aristocratic fiancé.

EVANGELINE HARCOURT – Hope’s overbearing mother who is mainly concerned with money and social status.

MOONFACE MARTIN – A loveable gangster who is also loyal and willing to go the distance for a friend.

ERMA LATOUR – A playful, independent, impulsive, and loveably clueless “dame” – a typical 20’s “gun moll” with a ‘Joisey’ accent.

ELISHA WHITNEY – A successful Wall Street banker who is nearsighted and thinks he is always right.

REGINALD STRONG – Captain of the S. S. American.

LUKE and JOHN- Two Chinese converts who are being led on the path of salvation, but still give into temptation.

TAP ENSEMBLE- Required to perform as part of the major tap break in “Anything Goes”. Ability to tap, even at a basic level, is required. You will also need to be fit- the break lasts near 8 minutes.

MALE / FEMALE ENSEMBLE – Passengers, stowaways, and members of the crew of the S.S. American. All must sing and move well.

PERFORMANCES:
Sunday October 15: Anything Goes Showcase (20 minute presentation) 6:30pm
Sunday November 5: Preview (by invitation) 6:30pm
Friday November 10: Opening Night 7:30pm
Saturday November 11: Performance 7:30pm
Sunday November 12: Matinee 3:00pm
Friday November 17: Performance 7:30pm
Saturday November 18: Performance 7:30pm
Sunday November 19: Matinee 3:00pm
Thursday November 23: Performance 7:30pm
Friday November 24: Performance 7:30pm
Saturday November 25: Closing Night 7:30pm

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Starts
Sunday 25 June, 2017
Ends
Sunday 25 June, 2017
Location

Queensland, Beenleigh

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