Marist Theatre Program Performs Classic Cole Porter Musical “Anything Goes” (2/21-2/25)
Cole Porter's classic 1934 nautical-themed musical Anything Goes will be presented by the Marist Theatre Program and Marist College Club of Theatre Arts at the Nelly Goletti Theatre on February 21-25, 2018.
While the story follows nightclub singer Reno Sweeney on her journey aboard the S.S. American en route from New York to England, in this show the songs are the true standouts. The production features tap-heavy tunes like "Anything Goes" and "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," along with more delicate numbers such as "All Through the Night" and "It's Delovely."
"This is Cole Porter at his best," said Matt Andrews, Director of the Marist Theatre Program. "The musical numbers carry a bounce and excitement that remains constant across the score."
The production is a collaboration between faculty, professional guest artists and a cast and crew of 52 students. Anything Goes features 16 piece live orchestra, period costumes and a two-story set.
Anything Goes is appropriate for all ages, but no children under 6 will be admitted. There will be six performances: February 21, 22, and 23, at 8:00pm, February 24, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and February 25 at 2:00pm. Reservations are strongly encouraged; email Boxofficemccta@gmail.com with the date, time, and number of tickets to reserve. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $6 students and senior citizens.
About the Marist Theatre Program
The Marist Theatre Program is comprised of the many theatre activities on campus, each unique yet working together to provide a comprehensive learning and social experience for students of all majors. The Marist Theatre Program includes both the student centered theatre club (MCCTA) and the college's academic theatre offerings of an English major with a Theatre concentration, Theatre Minor, annual theatre scholarship program for incoming freshman, theatre internships, productions & workshops, Theatre Alumni Hall of Fame, Summer Pre-College Theatre Institute for rising high school juniors and seniors, Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society and the annual Anderson Playwriting Contest. A host of theatre courses are offered each year, including Acting, Directing and Playwriting.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to "help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century." Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 381 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger's Personal Finance ("Best College Values"), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.www.marist.edu