CHRHS presents ‘Anything Goes’

Posted:  Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:45am

ROCKPORT — The Camden Hills Regional High School will perform their fall musical “Anything Goes” November 2, 3, 9 & 10 at 7 p.m. and November 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at Tickets are also available by calling the Strom Box Office at 236-7800, ext. 3282 and they will also be available for purchase at the high school office after school. Advanced Reserved seat tickets are $12, General Admissions are $10 adults/$6 seniors, students. At the door, Reserved seats are $15 and General Admission are $12/$8.

The classic slapstick comedy, set on a luxury cruise ship, finds Billy Crocker (Caleb Edwards) who has stowed away in hopes of wooing his long-lost love and wealthy debutante, Hope Harcourt (Isabelle Olson). However, Hope is engaged to be married to a stuffy Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Isaih Doble).

Also on the ship are Reno Sweeney (Galadria Scattaloni), an evangelist-turned-nightclub singer, and her four “Angels” (Robyn Walker-Spencer, Annabel Parker, Tatum Dowd, and Sydney Lytton) who provide music and dance entertainment during the crossing. The ship has no sooner set sail than Reno runs into Billy, an old friend, and he persuades her to help him break up Hope’s engagement.

“Moonface” Martin (Matt Nickerson), a gangster known as “Public Enemy 13” and his moll Erma (Elaine Landry) are disguised as a reverend and a missionary, respectively. Billy eventually discovers their true identities and, in exchange for his silence, they agree to help break up Hope and Lord Evelyn.

The 2018 CHRHS production team will include Gretchen Henderson (stage director and choreographer), Sharon Henderson (choral director), joani mitchell (accompanist, pit band director), Tom Heath and Rick Ash (tech directors), Jane Self and Rick Ash (producers), Terri Ralston (Hair and makeup advisor), and Kathleen Payton Brown (costume design).

Thia Allen is the lead set designer and has been working on the project since before the school year began. Senior Ilyana Adams is designing the lights with freshman Oliver Worner and the rest of the Strom Auditorium Tech Club. Devon Lammert, Noah Vix, Elias Porter, Molly Woodruff, and Brian Bland will be running the sound including 20+ wireless microphones.  Jasper Berryman-Moore is the lead carpenter. Hair and Makeup design is being headed up by Abi Hammond.