Arlington Heights, IL – Metropolis presents Cole Porter’s classic musical Anything Goes September 19 – November 2, 2019.
A high-seas romp showcasing one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores. Music, dance, and romance are set to the age old tale of boy meets girl in this breezy classic. The S.S. American sets sail from New York to London, hauling a cast of characters including night club singer Reno Sweeney, lovesick Wall Street broker Billy Crocker, and socialite Hope Harcourt with fiance Sir Evelyn Oakleigh. Among them is “Public Enemy #13” Moonface Martin, trying to make his getaway. These characters come together in a jumble of misunderstandings, love triangles and all around confusion. Porter’s genius radiates through incredible numbers like “You’re the Top,” “It’s De-Lovely” and more Broadway favorites. Melodies will delight, toes will tap and hearts will soar. Rated PG.
Director Robin M. Hughes of Grayslake is working with an extraordinarily talented cast, including local cast members Jim Heatherly of Bloomingdale and Bryan J. Wlas of Wood Dale.
Preview performances of Anything Goes at Metropolis are September 19-22, 2019. Regular run performances are September 26 – November 2, 2019. Specific dates and times are listed below. Tickets are $35 for previews and $40 for regular run shows and can be purchased online at MetropolisArts.com or by visiting or calling the Box Office at 847.577.2121.
Metropolis’ cast for Anything Goes includes Anastasia Arnold (Angel/Virtue), Michael M. Ashford (Ensemble), Jordan Beyeler (Angel/Chastity), Chih-Jou Cheng (Luke), Maddie Dorsey (Erma), Madelyne Forrester (Ensemble), Jessica Miret Garcia (Angel/Charity), Justice Good (Quartet 4, Purser), Nancy Greco (Evangeline Harcourt), Sara Haverty (Angel/Purity), Jim Heatherly (Elisha Whitney), Jon Parker Jackson (Quartet 1, Fred), Nina Jayashankar (Ensemble), Joseph Kuchey (Ensemble), Brian Kulaga (Billy Crocker), Kelly Lohrenz (Ensemble), Sam Martin (Ensemble), Brandy Miller (Hope Harcourt), Connor Murray (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh), Sarah Ohlson (Reno Sweeney), Kaity Paschetto (Ensemble), Mark Pontarelli (Moonface Martin), Peter Ruger (John), Wade Tischhauser (Ensemble; Male Dance Captain), Alexander Watson (Quartet 2, Rev. Henry Dobson), and Bryan J. Wlas (Quartet 3, Captain).
Anything Goes has Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman. Directed by Robin M. Hughes, Music Directed by Kenneth McMullen, Choreographed by Christie Kerr. Designers are Marc Beth (Sound Designer), David Moreland (Technical Director), Rachel S. Parent (Costume Designer), Christopher Rhoton (Scenic Designer), Michael Wagner (Lighting Designer), and Jennifer Wernau (Properties Designer). Metropolis Production Manager is William A. Franz, Assistant Production Manager is Sarah Elizabeth Buto.
Anything Goes is the first show of the 2019-2020 Main Stage Subscription Series at Metropolis, bringing first class entertainment to the northwest suburbs. Other upcoming shows in the Subscription Series at Metropolis include the farcical show-within-a-show Noises Off (January 30 – March 14, 2020), 11-Time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (May 14 – June 27, 2020), and worldwide musical sensation Mamma Mia! (July 16 – August 29, 2020).
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The 2019-2020 Subscription Series Sponsor is Arlington International Racecourse. Supporting Sponsor for Anything Goes is Peggy Kinnane’s Irish Restaurant & Pub; Costume & Choreographer Sponsor is Lynn & Doug Steffen. Metropolis thanks its media partner Tribune Media Group. Metropolis is partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Ecolab Foundation, the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation, and The Saints Organization.
Metropolis is located in the heart of Chicago’s northwest suburbs in downtown Arlington Heights at the intersection of Campbell and Vail Avenue (111 West Campbell Street). Street parking is available. Free parking is available in the public garage behind the theatre. For more information about Metropolis and a complete performance schedule, visit MetropolisArts.com or call the Box Office at 847.577.2121.
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Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Friday, September 20, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Friday, September 27, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, September 28, 2019 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, September 29, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 3, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Friday, October 4, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Friday, October 11, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, October 12, 2018 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, October 13, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 17, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Friday, October 18, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, October 19, 2018 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, October 20, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 24, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Friday, October 25, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, October 26, 2018 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, October 27, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 31, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Friday, November 1, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, November 2, 2018 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.