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Theatre Westminster to Perform Musical Production of Anything Goes

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Posted on Monday, October 23, 2000

For the first time in more than five years, Theatre Westminster will join the Westminster Department of Music in its production of Cole Porter's Anything Goes Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 8-12. Performances Wednesday-Saturday are at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday's is at 2 p.m.

Anything Goes takes place on a luxury liner bound from America to England with an unlikely group of passengers who range from an evangelist turned nightclub singer to a debutante and her finance to Public Enemy number 13 and his moll. When the diverse characters get together, it's like the song says, "Anything Goes!"

The production is under the direction of Eileen Hendrickson, visiting instructor of theatre who joined the Westminster staff last year. "It's truly a cooperative effort from the department chairs, the president and dean to the professors who allow students to work around their classes during rehearsals and performances," said Hendrickson.

"This has been a rewarding experience from the first meeting with the faculty to the wonderfully talented students," said Regina Sharbaugh, choreographer. "I think many will be impressed with the talent and the set they see."

The elaborate set for "Anything Goes" is designed by Leslie D. Thomas, visiting assistant professor of theatre. The vocals are directed by Donald J. Rasely, voice instructor at Westminster College, while the orchestra is directed by R. Tad Greig, director of bands at Westminster College.

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Beeghly Box Office at (724) 946-7241. For more information, contact Thomas at (724) 946-7236.