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“Anything Goes” Debuts at Eagan High School

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“Anything Goes” performances have started at Eagan High School. Shows are on April 28th and 29th at 7 pm and April 30th at 3 pm. On May 4th, 5th, and 6th at 7 pm, performances will resume. Tickets cost $5 for students, $7 for seniors, and $9 for adults. All seating is reserved, and tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket booth one hour prior to each performance. The show is directed by Josh Campbell.

Written by Cole Porter, “Anything Goes” is one of America’s favorite musicals. The show takes place aboard a luxury ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker, a young Wall Street broker, is in love with Hope Harcourt, who happens to be engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, a wealthy Englishman. With the help of nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy # 13 Moonface Martin, Billy works to win Hope’s heart.

Senior Meg Swanson, who plays Hope, explains, “It’s a super funny, farcical show full of extremely fun music, dance, and a great cast of awesome characters.” The performance is roughly two hours long, and all of the show tunes are from the 1930s.

The musical is packed with toe-tapping dance numbers, comedy, and romance. “It’s a really great love story,” Emily Albert-Stauning, who stars as Erma Latour, confides. The show has elements that all audience members can appreciate. Albert-Stauning concludes, “If you like romantic comedies, it’s the perfect show for you.”

The cast and crew of “Anything Goes” started rehearsing in late February. Long rehearsals and hours of practice have brought the cast closer together. “We’re a big theater family. I’ve bonded with so many people […] that I wouldn’t have met outside of the show,” says junior Mila New, who portrays Reno Sweeney. Swanson adds, “The cast has been an absolute blast to be around and create this hilarious show together.”

For more information, visit the EHS home page.

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