Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions (BMT Productions) will be performing Anything Goes at the Regent Centre in Christchurch in early June.
Among the passengers heading for England on the luxury liner SS American are Reno Sweeney, a sometime celebrity evangelist turned nightclub entertainer and Lord Oakleigh, a wealthy English aristocrat, accompanied by his debutante fiancée, Hope Harcourt, her protective mother and Wall Street millionaire, Eli Whitney.
Less legally onboard are the stowaway Billy Crocker, desperately pursuing Hope, and Moonface Martin, desperately seeking the kind of notoriety enjoyed by Snake Eyes Johnson, whom the FBI believe to be making the trip in disguise.
The first golden age of American musical comedy in the 1930s produced a crop of masterworks from the likes of Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Their content was exuberantly light-hearted, with farcical plots concerning satirised characters, but they nonetheless presented musical scores of sophistication and elegance. For their first excursion into this rich territory, Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions has chosen Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. The tune-filled, dance-peppered score includes such great songs as ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, ‘You’re The Top’, ‘It’s De-Lovely’, and ‘All Through The Night’, as well as the title number ‘Anything Goes’, which so captures the spirit of the age.
The show runs from 6-9 June. In conjunction with the Regent Centre, mags4dorset has a pair of tickets to give away for Wednesday 6 June at 7.30pm.
For your chance to win, answer the following question:
Who wrote the music and lyrics for Anything Goes?
Closing date is 25 May 2018. The first correct entry drawn will be the winner. Employees of Pulford Publicity Ltd or the Regent Centre are not permitted to enter. There is no cash alternative. The editor’s decision is final.