Cast members of the CFHS production of Anything Goes in dress rehearsal ahead of this weekend's shows. The classic Cole Porter musical comedy introduced such songs as "Anything Goes," "You're the Top," and "I Get a Kick Out of You." It has been staged on and off Broadway for over 80 years and has been produced for film and TV. It will be staged by Cannon Falls High School students on November 10 and 11 (Friday and Saturday) at 7 p.m. and on November 12 (Sunday) at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults; $4 for students.
"We've been learning dance numbers since August," said director Tania Legvold. Shannon Watson has choreographed the production. The cast and crew includes around two dozen students from grades 6-12. About 12 students are in the pit orchestra directed by Mike Legvold. Sue Franke handles the vocal direction.
The play dates back to the 1930s and concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin, aid Billy in his quest to win Hope.
The CFHS production has Crocker played by Bryson Felton; Hope Harcourt by Hannah Singewald; Oakleigh by Ben Gibson; Sweeney by Carley Norton and Moonface Martin by Sam Hamann. Other cast and crew members: Bishop Dobson (Conor Salmonson); Reporter (Bianca Caputo); Steward (Emma Shepersky); Angels Chastity, Virtue, Charity, Faith, and Purity (Emma Conway, Grace Yarbrough, Jasmine Schulz, Kendall Lawless, and Kressin Hartl); Mrs. Harcourt (Josie Ramler); Chorus includes Kendahl Zimmerman, Bowen Maki, Sara Auger, Meagan Pedersen; Ting Ting (Lydia Pedersen); Cameraman (Noah Muhlhausen); Purser (Taylor Fox); Ling (Tristin Qualey); Bonnie (Vienna Qualey); Maddie Walsh, Xander Weinreich, Hailey Newinski, Emma Watson and Ben Siebenaler are crew members. - Ken Haggerty photo
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