N. Catholic to stage Cole Porter’s ‘Anything Goes’

April 24, 2019 Cranberry Living


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North Catholic High School students, from left, Tim Roos, Jack Cullo, D.J. Ubinger, Elizabeth Martin and Emily Gregor prepare for their upcoming performance of the musical “Anything Goes.” Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

CRANBERRY TWP — North Catholic High School will present the musical “Anything Goes” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium, 617 Route 228.

The directors are Beth Young and Teresa Cardone.

Mallory Pruitt and Brianna Werries are the choreographers.

Keith Zielen is the stage manager, and David Emanuelson is the conductor.

Tickets are available on TicketLeap.com for $8 plus handling or at the door for $12.

Set on the luxury liner, the SS American, “Anything Goes” is the age-old tale of boy meets girl.

It’s New York City circa 1933 as glamorous passengers eagerly board the ship bound for England.

The cast of characters includes Reno Sweeny, evangelist-turned-nightclub singer; Reno’s friend, Billy Crocker; debutante Hope Harcourt; and the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.

Billy stows away on the ship to be near his love, Hope, even though she is now engaged to Lord Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle is Moonface Martin (aka Public Enemy No. 13) and his sidekick, Bonnie.

With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing passengers and crew, and some good-old fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart and stop her impending wedding.

Considered to be one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, “Anything Goes” produced the memorable tunes of “It’s DeLovely,” “You’re the Top,” “Friendship” and “Anything Goes.”

CAST

Reno Sweeney, Aletta Fischer; Hope Harcourt, Emily Gregor; Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, D.J. Ubinger; Billy Crocker, Aaron Ventresca; Moonface Martin, Tim Roos, Evangeline Harcourt, Elizabeth Martin;

Elisha Whitney, Jack Cullo; Erma Latour, Adrianna Amelio; Ship’s Captain, Thomas O’Toole; Lucy, Ella Ochs; Joan, Gabriella Karanikos;

Purser, Trevor Paschall; Purity (Angel 1), Emma Ventresca; Chastity (Angel 2), Anna Cantella; Charity (Angel 3), Keira McTighe; Virtue (Angel 4), Christabelle Intong; Patience (Angel 5), Isabel Muschweck; Prudence (Angel 6), Ava Perock;

Bishop Henry T. Dobson/Sailor, Andrew Skrastins; Sailor’s Girl, Lauryn Lucatorto,; Passengers, Sophia Bailey, MacKenzie Butler, Michaela Butler, Maddie Chamblin, Ava Farrell, Alaina Fischer, Lauryn Lucatorto, Caroline Marschke, Emma McCosbey, Mary Narvett, Jordan Quatchak, Carli Rivetti, Martina SalDaMarco, Donovan Smith, Reilly Smith, Mallory Texter and McKenzie Waslosky.

CREW

Aaron Sutton, Josh Holland, Anthony Rivetti, Kelsey Smith, Bob Jia, Annie Garbulinski, Justin Sicket, Mak Kirish, Madison Irwin, Jason Liang, Gabby Palmer,

Ellie Armitage, Rosemary Kenney, Ashton Polak, Adrian Hightower, Maddy Dietrich, Jonathan Zhao, Ava Farrell, Alyssa Dreucci, Michael Geng, Emily Gregor and Daniel Wu.

PIT ORCHESTRA

Violin: Alexa Julian, Sophia Stumm, Daniel MacDonald (’75); flute: Jessica Lynch, Emily Zacherl; piccolo/flute/clarinet: Ellison Armitage; oboe: Abigail Sutton; soprano/alto saxophone: Katie Walls;

Alto saxophone: Anastasia Weigand; tenor saxophone: Margaret Ray; tenor/baritone saxophone: Rebekah Bollman;

Trumpet: Dalhart Dobbs, Justin Higgins, Michael Rudick; horn: Lenora Emanuelson; trombone: Richard Conrad; tuba: Nicholas Lippold; piano: Matthew Brown (’92); bass: Elizabeth Miller; and percussion: Andrew Ubinger.

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