Anything Goes

August 19-25

Cole Porter’s hilarious musical comedy Anything Goes debuted nearly 90 years ago and was last seen on our stage in 1999. In this tap-dancing romp on the high seas, two unlikely pairs on the S.S. American set sail for true love and a boatload of comedic chaos. Unforgettable songs include “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top” and the showstopping title tune, “Anything Goes.” Come aboard for some good old-fashioned fun!  

Music and Lyrics by COLE PORTER  

About the Show

  • Marcia Milgrom Dodge

    Director

  • Jared Grimes

    Choreographer

  • Ben Whiteley

    Music Director

  • Edward E. Haynes Jr.

    Scenic Design

  • Tristan Raines

    Costume Design

  • Rob Denton

    Lighting Design

  • John Shivers

    Co-Sound Design

  • David Patridge

    Co-Sound Design

  • Kylee Loera

    Video Design

  • Kelley Jordan

    Wig Design

  • Kelsey Tippins

    Production Stage Manager

Cast

Jeanna de Waal

JEANNA DE WAAL

Reno Sweeney

Muny: Mary Poppins. Jeanna originated and received a Drama Desk nomination for the title role in Diana The Musical on Broadway and Netflix. Other Broadway credits include Sweeney Todd (star-cast standby), Kinky Boots (Lauren) and American Idiot (Heather). Off-Broadway, Jeanna co-starred in two-hander Orwell in America (59E59 Theaters) and Carrie (Chris Hargensen, MCC). Other credits include Waitress (Dawn) and Finding Neverland (Mary Barrie), both directed by Diane Paulus (American Repertory Theater), We Will Rock You (London’s West End) and the national tour of Wicked (Glinda).

Jay Armstrong Johnson

JAY ARMSTRONG JOHNSON

Billy Crocker

Muny: Newsies (Jack Kelly), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), Hello, Dolly! (Barnaby), Pirates! or Gilbert & Sullivan Plunder’d (Frederic). Broadway: Parade (Britt Craig), The Phantom of the Opera (Raoul), On the Town (Chip), Hands on a Hardbody (Greg Wilhote), Catch Me If You CanHair. Off-Broadway/New York: Parade (City Center), To My Girls (2ST), Scotland, PA (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel nominations, Outer Critics Circle Award honoree), Darling Grenadine (Roundabout), A Chorus Line (City Center), Candide (NYCO), Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic, filmed for PBS), Babes in Toyland (MasterVoices at Carnegie Hall), The Most Happy Fella (NY City Center Encores!), Terrence McNally’s Fire and Air (CSC), The Mad OnesWorking (Drama Desk Award, Prospect Theater Company), Wild Animals You Should Know (MCC), 35mm: A Musical Exhibition. Concerts: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl, San Francisco Symphony, Omaha Symphony. TV/film: Quantico (Will Olsen), Sex and the City 2, Law & Order: SVU.

Kevin Chamberlin

KEVIN CHAMBERLIN

Moonface Martin

Broadway: Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde, Seussical the Musical and The Addams Family (all earning Tony nominations), Amos Hart in Chicago, the revival of Terrance McNally’s The Ritz opposite Rosie Perez, the Wizard in Wicked, My Favorite Year, Abe Lincoln in Illinois and Triumph of Love. Kevin recently won the Helen Hayes Award in Guys and Dolls at Kennedy Center. Film: Die Hard With a Vengeance, In and Out, Suspect Zero, Taking Woodstock (directed by Ang Lee), Lucky Number Slevin, The Road to Perdition (directed by Sam Mendes), Christmas With the Kranks, Trick, The Prom (co-starring Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman). TV: Duster (Max), Outer Range, The Really Loud Family, Grace and Frankie, Modern Family, Heroes, CSI: New York, Frasier, Nip/Tuck, Without A Trace, Law & Order: SVU, Jessie.

George Abud

GEORGE ABUD

Lord Evelyn Oakleigh

is a proud Arab American actor.  Muny: 1776. Broadway: Marinetti in Lempicka, directed by Rachel Chavkin (OBC recording); The Band’s Visit, starring Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub (Daytime Emmy Award, OBC recording); The Visit, starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees (OBC recording). Off-Broadway: The Beautiful Lady, directed by Anne Bogart (La MaMa); Nerd Face in Emojiland (Drama Desk nomination, OOBC recording, The Duke on 42nd); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, alongside Raúl Esparza; Nathan The Wise, opposite F. Murray Abraham; Ibsen’s Peer Gynt; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro, directed by John Doyle (Classic Stage Company); Cornelia Street, opposite Norbert Leo Butz; The Band’s Visit, directed by David Cromer (Atlantic Theater Company); Lolita, My Love, opposite Robert Sella (York Theatre Company). Regional: Richard Nixon in The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical, directed by Christopher Ashley (La Jolla Playhouse, Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical).

Kimberly Immanuel

KIMBERLY IMMANUEL

Hope Harcourt

Broadway: Back to the Future (Swing, OBC). National tours: Wicked (Nessarose), Hadestown (Dance captain, swing, u/s Eurydice, Fates), White Christmas (Ensemble). Off-Broadway: Pacific OverturesThe FantasticksHeartbreak House. Select regional: Godspell (Berkshire Theatre Group), 42nd Street (Drury Lane Theatre, The Ordway, BWW Dancer of the Decade Award), Singin’ in the Rain (La Mirada Theatre, Ovation Award Nomination), Chasing Rainbows (Paper Mill Playhouse), Waterfall (Pasadena Playhouse, The 5th Avenue Theatre). BFA, NYU.

Adrianna Hicks

ADRIANNA HICKS

Erma

Broadway: Some Like It Hot (Sugar), Six (Aragon), The Color Purple revival (swing), Disney’s Aladdin (Fortune Teller). Tour/regional: Six (Aragon), The Color Purple (Celie), Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Grease (Rizzo), The Wiz (Dorothy), Ragtime (Sarah) InternationalSister Act (Germany), Dirty Dancing (Germany). Grammy Award winner (principal vocalist, Best Musical Theater Album) for Some Like It Hot.

Ann Harada

ANN HARADA

Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt

has appeared at The Muny in High School Musical, 42nd Street, Mamma Mia!, Gypsy, Matilda and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. She was first known for Avenue Q (Christmas Eve) on Broadway and in London’s West End. Other Broadway: Into the Woods, Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Les Misérables, 9 to 5: The Musical, Seussical, M. Butterfly. Recent off-Broadway: The Welkin, Dear World, Fairycakes, Emojiland, I Married an Angel, Pacific Overtures, Brooklynite. Regional: world premiere of Babbitt (La Jolla Playhouse). TV: Schmigadoon! (Florence Menlove/Madam Frau), Smash (Linda, the stage manager), Blue Eye Samurai (Mama), Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Matsuye), Alma’s Way (Rose, the park worker), Blue Bloods (IAB Lt. Sloan), The Jim Gaffigan Show, Indoor Boys.

Lara Teeter

LARA TEETER

Elisha J. Whitney

Muny: Singin’ In the Rain (Don Lockwood), Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Oklahoma! (Will Parker), Hairspray (Wilbur Turnblad), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), The Little Mermaid (Scuttle). Broadway: On Your Toes (Junior Dolan), Seven Brides for Seven Bothers (Caleb), Happy New Year (Vixon), Pirates of Penzance (Dance Captain, Swing). National tours: Oklahoma! (Will Parker), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Caleb), Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood), Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow). Professor, head of musical theatre at Webster University’s Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts.

Eric Jordan Young

ERIC JORDAN YOUNG

Captain

Muny: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth, 2023), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Jacob/Potiphar, 2022). Broadway: Ragtime (1998), Ragtime (2009), The Look of Love, Chicago, Seussical the Musical (Wick #1, original cast). Off-Broadway/regional: Neighbors, Dessa Rose, Little Fish, Sideshow (Helen Hayes Award), Ragtime, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sammy & Me. National tours: Chicago, Ragtime, Dreamgirls. Las Vegas: Cocktail Cabaret, Rock of Ages, Vegas the Show, Shakin’, Chicago, Starlight Express.

Danny Gardner

DANNY GARDNER

Ship’s Purser

Broadway: A Christmas Carol, Flying Over Sunset, Dames at Sea. Off-Broadway: The Opposite of Love (NewYorkRep), Cheek to Cheek (York Theater), Lady, Be Good! (City Center Encores!), The New York Summer Spectacular starring the Rockettes (Radio City), Time Step (New Victory Theater), Neurosis The Musical (DR2), Lyrics & Lyricists (92nd Street Y). National tours: White Christmas, 42nd Street, Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience. Regional: Dial M for Murder (Geva Theater Center & Dallas Theater Center), Crazy For You (Signature Theater), Singin’ in the Rain (Marriott Lincolnshire), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Gentleman’s Guide … (The Engeman Theater), The Music Man (Asolo Repertory Theater), Mary Poppins (Theater Under the Stars), Between the Lines (Kansas City Rep), Show Boat (Goodspeed Opera House).

Spencer Jones

SPENCER JONES

Spit

The Muny: The King and I, Spamalot, Shrek the Musical, South Pacific, Tarzan, Seussical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Newsies, Matilda, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, On Your Feet!, Chicago, Camelot, Sweeney Todd, Legally Blonde The Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Chess, Rent. Broadway: Uncle Vanya. National tour: The King and I.

Joe Capstick

JOE CAPSTICK

Dippy

Select regional credits include 42nd Street (Drury Lane Theatre, Riverside Theatre), Holiday Inn (Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre), Funny Girl and White Christmas (MSMT), South Pacific (Fulton Theatre), Newsies (Paramount Theatre), The Drowsy Chaperone (George, Peninsula Players Theatre) and Kiss Me, Kate (Bill Calhoun, Skylight Music Theatre).

Creative Team

MARCIA MILGROM DODGE

Director

Broadway/Kennedy Center: Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, Astaire nominations, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director). Muny: BeautifulSmokey Joe’s Cafe, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CinderellaMeet Me in St. Louis, Disney’s The Little MermaidYoung FrankensteinThe Buddy Holly StoryThe Addams Family. Recent: Stephen Flaherty at Carnegie Hall (Director), Tokyo Disneyland’s Harmony in Color parade (American show Director). TV/Video: Two episodes of Disney+ Encore!Sesame StreetElmo’s Wild West. Regional highlights: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Olney Theatre), The Secret Garden (Cincinnati Playhouse, Center Stage), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Drury Lane, Jeff Award), Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror (world premiere play co-written with Anthony Dodge, Bay Street Theater, Edgar nomination). NYC: Closer Than Ever (Cherry Lane), Romance in Hard Times (Public Theater).

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JARED GRIMES

Choreographer

As a choreographer, Jared’s work includes The Tap Dance Kid (NY City Center Encores!), Transformations (directed by Glenn Close), After Midnight (Broadway, Tap Math), Banana Shpeel (Cirque du Soleil), Jelly’s Last JamThe Scottsboro Boys and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Signature Theatre), 42nd Street (Ordway Center), as well as films The Performance (directed by Shira Piven) and Breaking Brooklyn (Lionsgate). Broadway productions as an actor include Funny Girl (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), After MidnightA Soldier’s Play. Off-Broadway: Radio City New York Spring Spectacular. Film/TV appearances as an actor include If (Paramount), Swing Kids (Annapurna Films), The Marc Pease ExperienceManifest (NBC), Boardwalk Empire (HBO). Grimes has won Broadway’s Astaire Award, a Helen Hayes Award and Chicago’s Jeff Award for Best Choreography.

BEN WHITELEY

Music Director

Muny: The Sound of MusicSingin’ in the RainA Chorus Line42nd StreetMy Fair LadyThe Addams FamilySpamalotPirates!Beauty and the BeastKiss Me, KateOklahoma!The Music ManMeet Me in St. LouisSouth Pacific. SLSO: A Little Sondheim Music and A Celebration of Muny 100. Music Director for 1776 (NY City Center Encores!). Broadway/national tours: Hello, Dolly!A Christmas StoryThe Addams FamilySpamalotThe Full MontyCats (final Broadway performance); Grand HotelFalsettosBig. Other select credits: Sail Away (Carnegie Hall), A Christmas Story (MSG), Fiddler on the RoofSomething Rotten! (Sacramento Music Circus), Carousel (NY Philharmonic/PBS), 31 NY City Center Encores! productions, Paper Mill Playhouse, 5th Avenue Theatre, University of Michigan, Three Irish Tenors. Recordings: Allegro, Boardwalk Empire.