Rachel York, Judy Kaye & More Star in Indianapolis Symphony's ANYTHING GOES Concert This Weekend
Since its highly successful Broadway debut 80 years ago, Anything Goes has been revived multiple times and now receives a world premiere symphonic version with Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) and an all-star Broadway cast, tonight, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, as part of the ISO's Printing Partners Pops Series at the Hilbert Circle Theatre.
The ISO's Anything Goes: In Concert features Broadway star Rachel York (Reno Sweeney), who recently played the role of Reno Sweeney in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning production of Anything Goes; Gary Beach (Moonface Martin), whose Broadway credits include Tony Award nominations for La Cage aux Folles in 2005 and for The Producers in 2001; Judy Kaye (Evangeline Harcourt), the two-time Tony Award-winner for her performances in The Phantom of the Opera and Nice Work If You Can Get It; and Max von Essen (Billy Crocker), whose credits include Broadway's LES MISERABLES, Dance of the Vampires and most recently, the revival of Evita.
Also starring in Anything Goes: In Concert are Janine DiVita (Hope Harcourt); Tari Kelly (Erma); Ted Keegan (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh); and Dennis Kelly (Elisha J. Whitney). The ensemble cast includes Anne Nicole Beck, Ian Cruz, Lori Ecker, Scott Hogsed, Danny Kingston, Ellen Kingston, Katy Merriman, Kristen Noonan, Amy Owens, Joseph Perkins Jr., Melissa Schott, Claire Wilcher and the Indianapolis Men's Chorus.
With music and lyrics by renowned American songwriter and Indiana native Cole Porter, Anything Goes premiered on Broadway in 1934 and quickly became one of the most popular musicals in the American repertory. For the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's symphonic premiere of the show, Maestro Everly has created new orchestrations for all of Porter's memorable songs, including "I Get A Kick Out of You," "You're the Top," "It's De-Lovely" and "Anything Goes."
The ISO's performances of Anything Goes: In Concert will take place Friday, May 9, at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 10, at 8 p.m. The ISO's home at the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre is located in downtown Indianapolis on Monument Circle. For information and tickets, contact the ISO at (317) 639-4300 or www.IndianapolisSymphony.org.
Anything Goes: In Concert is produced by Senior Pops Producer Ty Johnson for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Direction and musical staging is by David Levy and Jennifer Ladner, and costuming is by Clare Henkel.
Printing Partners is the Title Sponsor for the entire 2013-2014 Printing Partners Pops Series season, and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. is the Premiere Sponsor for the Pops Series. Anything Goes: In Concert is presented with the generosity of Margaret Cole Russell and Steve Russell.