Minnetonka Theatre Presents ANYTHING GOES, 7/21-8/6

Minnetonka Theatre Presents ANYTHING GOES, 7/21-8/6

Minnetonka Theatre is taking it to the high seas this July as they present the zany romantic adventure Anything Goes on the Arts Center on 7's Main Stage. This production marks the on-stage reunion of two Twin Cities musical theatre favorites-Jody Briskey as Reno Sweeney, the evangelist-turned-nightclub singer, and Tod Petersen as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, the wealthy and soon-to-be wEd Englishman.

"I auditioned for Tod's A Christmas Carole Petersen a few years ago and the friendship bond began," explains Briskey. Petersen continues, "We have done so many great shows together. I actually call Jody my theater wife!" The friends' credits together include Midlife: The Crisis Musical at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres and Gypsy at Theater Latté Da, in which Briskey's starring role earned her Star Tribune's Outstanding Actress in a Musical award.

Joining Petersen and Briskey will be Ryan McCartan, 2011 Presidential Scholar of the Arts and star of Minnetonka High School's The Phantom of the Opera, and Brooke Kilgarriff, Boston Conservatory graduate and also Miss Minnesota 2009. In addition to the popular title track, Minnetonka Theatre's interpretation of the 1962 revival of Anything Goes will deliver the hit songs "You're the Top", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "Let's Misbehave", and "It's DeLovely".

About Anything Goes
Since its debut in 1934, Anything Goes has become a theatre and fan favorite. The tap dancing comedy follows gangsters, heiresses, and everyone in between as they set off on the S.S. American, an ocean liner crossing from New York to London. It has inspired two film versions and five revivals, including the 1988 Tony Award winner for Best Revival and the Roundabout Theatre Company's production that has earned 9 Tony nominations since opening on Broadway in April. Music and lyrics are by Cole Porter, the Tin Pan Alley composer known for Kiss Me, Kate and other famous jazz standards like "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)".

The Minnetonka Theatre Anything Goes cast:

Reno Sweeney Jody Briskey
Sir Evelyn Oakleigh Tod Petersen
Billy Crocker Ryan McCartan
Hope Harcourt Brooke Kilgarriff
Moonface Martin Rob Knutson
Bonnie Katie Allen
Mrs. Harcourt Maureen Kvam
Elisha J. Whitney Conn McCartan
Reno's Angels:
Charity Hailey Sowden
Purity Kari Nelson
Chastity Krysti Wiita
Virtue Elly Stahlke
Sunshine Ashley Slattery
Faith Jenny Crist
Honor Christina Leines
Luke Steve Frankenfield
John David Frankenfield
Matthew Jake Frankenfield
Bishop Henry T. Dobson Mike Dimond
Ship's Captain Greg Frankenfield
Ship's Purser Tom Langseth
Featured Tappers
Norris Anderson
Ryan Fargo
Joey Gonsowski
Michael J. Miller
Jeffrey Nelson
France A. Roberts
Ensemble Characters
Girl 1 Oriana Lada
Girl 2 Elissa Teal
Girl 3 Clare Seeman
Cameraman Eric Sargent
Reporter Daniel Vinitsky
Chorus - Ship's crew, passengers, reporters

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