Anything Goes


 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

ANYTHING GOES is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.

This version of ANYTHING GOES was originally produced on Broadway by Lincoln Center Theater in 1987 

      The NCHS Thespians and singers have begun rehearsals for the musical ANYTHING GOES!  It is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin, and his sidekick-in-crime, Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.

     ANYTHING GOES premieres Friday, March 25 at  7pm. Tickets are $10 at the door: there is no reserved seating. Saturday, March 26 will be a dinner theater at 6 pm. Dinner theater tickets are $20, payable to NCHS Theater. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! Email Angelia Steiner at or call/text her at 785.294.2087. You may also call NCHS at 785.336.3557. DEADLINE TO RESERVE DINNER THEATER TICKETS IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23. There will also be a matinee on Sunday, March 27 at 2 pm: tickets are $10 at the door: there is no reserved seating.

     ANYTHING GOES is directed by Ellie Haynie; she is assisted by Angelia Steiner and Belle Hammes.

     The characters in ANYTHING GOES are as follows:

Reno Sweeny, a brassy evangelist turned nightclub singer :  Lilly Schultejans

Hope Harcourt, a prominent debutante: Leann Dalinghaus

Billy Crocker, Whitney’s young business assistant:  Slade Uselton

Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, a wealthy Englishman:  Jacob Anderson 

Evangeline Harcourt, Hope’s mother, a widow:  Allison Schmelzle

Moonface Martin, a hapless gangster, Public Enemy #13: Alan Lambrecht

Erma Latour,  Moonface’s vivacious moll: Kaitlyn Bennett 

Elisha Whitney, a goggle-eyed tycoon : Dylan Lorstcher

Ship’s Captain Reginald Strong:  Cooper Hajek

Reno’s Angel (1) Purity:  Belle Hammes

Reno’s Angel (2) Chastity:  Addison Frye 

Reno’s Angel (3) Charity:  Elena Gonzalez

Reno’s Angel (4) Virtue:  Maryssa Stallbaumer

Fred, the bartender: Carter Lutz

Luke, Chinese person masquerading as a Christian convert:  Luis Lambrecht

John, Chinese person masquerading as a Christian convert: Fannie Illes

Chinese person masquerading as a Christian convert

Ship’s Purser/FBI Agent:  Natalie Felder

Bishop Harry T. Dobson:  Levi Kraisinger

Photographer/Old Lady in a Wheelchair:  Kyndall Sextro

Passenger Pushing Wheelchair:  Alayna Scism

Sailors: Kurt Beck & Marc Beck

Dancers:  Sam Holthaus, Tess Walle, Feryn Feldkamp, Presley Lutz, Sarah Haverkamp, Samantha Nordhus, Sarah Hellebrandt