Anything Goes


MST-ANYTHING GOES-1ANYTHING GOES, the Tony Award winning Cole Porter musical will be presented by Marin Summer Theater on July 24, 25, 26, 31, and August 1, 2 at 8pm and on July 27 and August 3 at 2pm at San Marin High School in Novato. Complete with amazing tap dancing, campy jokes, unlikely happy endings, eminently hummable songs like "De-Lovely," "I Get a Kick Out Of You" and "Anything Goes", ANYTHING GOES is fun for the entire family. Directed by MST Artistic Director Pat Nims with Choreography by Kate Kenyon and Musical Direction by Emily Gates.

Tickets for ANYTHING GOES may be purchased in advance here or at the door before each performance until sold out. The performance on July 24 is a reduced-price preview.

MST-ANYTHING GOES-3ANYTHING GOES 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 Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Moonface Martin (Public Enemy #13) and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors, and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope's heart.

MST-ANYTHING GOES-5This production of ANYTHING GOES is a reunion for Nims, Kenyon, and Gates, the MST creative team that previously presented the award-winning MST productions of GYPSY, LEGALLY BLONDE, and WEST SIDE STORY. "I love working with Kate and Emily," said Nims. "They bring joy and vibrancy to everything they do. They are my ANYTHING GOES dream team and ANYTHING GOES is the perfect show to end our 2014 season."

Gates and Kenyon are equally excited about ANYTHING GOES. Gates said, "Besides the fabulous music of Cole Porter, ANYTHING GOES gives the audience so many opportunities to laugh. Unique characters and lots of crazy situations make this show one of the best." Kenyon added, "ANYTHING GOES lets you escape the hectic world we live in. For two hours you can take a mini-vacation on a cruise liner that is full of romance, laughter, and wonderful music. I love it because it's so lighthearted and fun. It's the kind of show that you walk out of with an extra spring in your step."

MST-ANYTHING GOES-2Featured in the cast are Novato residents Sarah Marthinsen, Elliott Hanson, Lauren Sutton-Beattie, Louis Henry, Tristin Knox; Fairfax residents Steven White, Shane Cooney, Miles Smith, and Jacob Vorperian; Madeleine Weiss (Corte Madera), Zena Hinds (Petaluma), Fernando Siu (San Rafael), and Terry Kitagawa (San Francisco).

"ANYTHING GOES is my favorite musical of all time", said Marthinsen, who plays Reno Sweeney. "I love how easily the characters fall in love with each other and how they never give up on what they want. ANYTHING GOES always puts a smile on my face no matter what kind of mood I am in."

MST-ANYTHING GOES-4Now in its sixth season, Marin Summer Theater has received eight BroadwayWorld SF Awards and nine National Youth in Arts awards. Ticket prices start at $7.50 for preview performances. Tickets, schedules, and more information about MST can be found at





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Marin Summer Theater (MST) is an award winning non-profit theater company for students of performing arts between the ages of 13 and 23. The MST company prepares and presents three fully-staged productions in a six-week summer season. MST's mission is threefold: To present exciting, professional quality drama, musical theater and musical revue productions; to keep tuition as low as possible so that cost is not a barrier to participation; to create a diverse company of college and high school students.

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