Editor's note: The following is a press release from Fox Valley Park District.
The Fox Valley Park District's Winter Stage production of Anything Goes will be performed Jan. 11, 12 and 13 at the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Avenue, in Aurora.
Tickets are $7 and may be purchased in advance at the Prisco Center. Seating is reserved, so advanced tickets are suggested. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Anything Goes is classic, 1930s era musical theatre; an amusing story of love, mistaken identity, elaborate disguises, harmless gangsters, flashy celebrities and tap-dancing sailors. Set aboard a luxury ocean liner, the plot follows a stowaway who is in love with an engaged heiress. A series of comical mistaken identities ensues as the passengers and crew sing and dance their way across the Atlantic to a series of unlikely – but happy – endings.
“Anything Goes is fast-paced, farcical and kid-friendly; one show-stopping number after another,” said performing arts manager Kyle Donahue.
Eminently hummable songs by Cole Porter such as “It’s De-Lovely,” “I Get a Kick Out Of You” and “Anything Goes” – among many favorites – add to the musical theatre experience.
The cast consists of 40 members, ages 7 to 76.
Performers are listed below by hometown:
Aurora: Sandra Baskin, Emily Castellano, Megan Castellano, Sarah Castellano, Jenny Couch, Jenna Delmar, Dave Dobes, Taylor Dobes, Samantha Eliceche, Allison Elkins, Jake Elkins, Evelyn Foster, Fabian Guerrero, Yair Guerrero, Yaretzi Guerrero, Antonio Houston, Morgan Jones, Luke McClure, Skyler McClure, Dajah Miller, Maggie Owen, Peyton Owen, Colin Rhoades, Anna Stevens, Maya Stevens, Paige Thomas, Lexi Vick, Tessa Wallace, Maddie Weber, Aurora Weed, Isabella Yarbrough, Jake Ziman.
Batavia: Chuck Taylor.
Montgomery: Andrew Qian, Emma Johnson.
North Aurora: Hannah Decker, Meredith Nelson, Madeline Wrzeciena.
Sugar Grove: Isabella Flynn.
For more information, call the Prisco Community Center at (630) 859-8606.