ANYTHING GOES Lands at Maltz Jupiter Theatre March 9
It's delightful, it's delicious, and its de-lovely song list reads like a collection of Cole Porter's greatest hits.The 1934 musical Anything Goes brings such tunes as You're the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You and Anything Goes to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre from March 9-28.The show, created in the midst of the Great Depression, provided just the kind of escape audiences needed from the economic troubles of the day.Fast-forward 76 years to different troubled economic times, and Anything Goes still resonates with its mad-cap voyage on a cruise ship in which the passenger list includes an evangelist-turned-nightclub singer, a debutante and her mother, and a wealthy businessman. Stowaways include a gangster - disguised as a minister - and his moll, and the businessman's assistant, who tries to win the heart of the debutante. Unfortunately she is engaged to a foolish but wealthy Englishman.The story, with its book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse (revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse), has a lot going on. But the plot unfolds amid a series of slapstick scenes, songs and tap-dancing that keeps it going. And bringing it all together is director/choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge, who leads a cast of 18. Music director is multiple Carbonell nominee Helen Gregory.Tickets to Anything Goes are $40-$59 and may be purchased by calling (561) 575-2223 or logging on to www.jupitertheatre.org.