NewsPhoto Exclusive: Behind the Scenes With the Angels, Sailors and Sinners of the Marriott Theatre's Anything GoesThe Marriott Theatre continues it 40th anniversary season with a brand new production of the classic musical Anything Goes. Cast member J Tyler Whitmer takes us backstage!
May 05, 2015
Anything Goes features a legendary Cole Porter with a virtual hit parade of songs (“De-lovely,” “Friendship,” "You're the Top," “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” "I Get a Kick Out of You”).
Photo Exclusive: Behind the Scenes With the Angels, Sailors and Sinners of the Marriott Theatre's Anything Goes
15-time Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin brings his signature high-watt energy to the stage to direct and choreograph the musical comedy which runs through May 31. Robin is joined by Music Director Jeff Award-nominee Ryan T. Nelson.
The funny and fast-paced story follows evangelist-turned-nightclub singer Reno Sweeney (Stephanie Binetti) en route from New York to London and her pal, young Wall Street broker Billy Crocker (Jameson Cooper), who is stowed away to be near his love, American debutante Hope Harcourt (Jeff Award-winner Summer Smart). A series of mistaken identities and good old-fashioned blackmail ensue as Reno and gangster-on-the-run Moonface Martin (Jeff Award-winner Ross Lehman), join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart and break off her engagement to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Patrick Lane).
The cast also features Jeff Award-winner Gene Weygandt as Elisha Whitney, Jeff Award-winner Mary Ernster as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Alexandra Palkovic, Jeff Award-winner John Reeger, Jeff Award-winner Anne Gunn, Patrick Sarb and Jeff Award-winner Mark David Kaplan.
The ensemble includes Brian Bohr, Annie Jo Ermel, Adam Estes, Jerry Galante, Katie Johannigman, Kevin Kulp, Sayiga Eugene Peabody, Andrew Purcell, Scott Shimizu, Adrienne Storrs and J Tyler Whitmer.