Thursday, July 13, 2006
Trey Jackson, AnnaMaria Sparke-Keele, Haley Young and Andre Pitre dance and extol ship-borne travel in Anything Goes; opens July 14, PAC, Shreveport
Anthing Goes is the sort of romantic ship-bound frippery that is designed to soothe the ills of summer strife in Shreveport-Bossier. For one night you stroll the deck of a New York to London steamer and eavesdrop upon the lives of Reno Sweeney (AnnaMaria Sparke-Keele), Billy Crocker (Andre’ Pitre) and Hope Harcourt (Haley Young). There is a suspect guy, too: Rev. Dr. Moon (Trey Jackson). So you are cautious. But you are in good hands, since this ship is being directed by Richard Folmer, a gold standard commodore.
Do you know why “I Get a Kick Out of You”? Will you be with us “All Through the Night”? Are you sure that “Anything Goes”? And what do mean, exactly, when you command, “Blow Gabriel, Blow”? These are the questions that will be answered by handsome and fit men such as Pitre and Jackson. The answer will perhaps be equivocal from the leggy and buxom women, Ms. Sparke-Keele and Ms. Young. Based on talent, experience and comeliness, I think you will find this gang seated at the Captain's Table.
Play dates at The Performing Arts Center, First United Methodist Church, are July 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 pm, with a July 16 and 23 matinee at 2:30 pm.
Tickets: $16 for adults and $8 for students (with ID).
Box Office opens at 12 Noon on June 28th and is open Noon to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Running time: about 2 hours.