Musicals Tonight! brings back its revival of Cole Porter's madcap musical comedy set upon an ocean liner heading from New York to London. More…
Reno Sweeney is en route to England. Her pal Billy has stowed away to be near his love, Hope, but she is engaged to a wealthy Lord. Also on board are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin, and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of disguises, tap-dancing sailors, and blackmail, Reno and Moonface join forces to help Billy win Hope. Classic songs include: 'I Get a Kick Out of You,' 'Easy to Love.' 'You're the Top,' 'It's De-Lovely,' and the title tune.
"I saw both productions with Foster and Lupone, and I can tell you that neither captured the soul of this show as well as it was done here. The intimacy of the theater changed all perspective for audience, for the company was able to highlight, through its exuberance and simplicity, the sheer talent of each and every performer...One could feel the soul of the music!...It’s worth spending $45 on this show and getting $500 worth of better-than classic Broadway musical." Full Review
"Kudos to producer Miller for bringing this potentially tired rerun to cheerful life, and to director/choreographer Colgan for doing a brilliant job of shoehorning all those massively talented people into that tiny space...They all pull off performances with gusto huge enough to fill a house ten times the size, and treat this period piece with respect and affection...How wonderful to hear voices! Singers who sing! And beautifully, too! Porter's songs have seldom been so well served." Full Review
"It’s as thrilling as it was last time around...The success of the evening is largely due to director/choreographer Colgan. His work keeps the show moving at a breakneck pace, only slowing down for a few beautifully rendered ballads that anchor the story to reality...Two of the brightest moments in the show come from the comics Lopez and Ogilv...Stephens has ramped up the fun, also devising a beautiful medley of 'Night and Day' and 'All Through the Night' that is immensely touching." Full Review
"Jones is a joy to behold, especially when he starts out the lovely duet he has with Hope...Their chemistry is really on display in the most tempting kind of way with the delectable...The cast and crew of this ocean liner do a fantastic job turning that small stage into some big time fun and impressive dance moments...The cast engulfs the teeny stage...tap dancing to all our hearts content. Magic, is all I can say...The whole voyage is pure unadulterated joy and a delight to be on board." Full Review
for a previous production "While 'Anything Goes' is a light entertainment and not the kind of concept musical one expects today, Casey Colgan's superior revival for Musicals Tonight! is a fast-paced razzle-dazzle show spreading hilarity and cheer. Using a large cast many of whom have worked with him before, he reinvigorates this old chestnut and makes it as bright as a new shiny penny. The Cole Porter songs enchant and the dancing wows. Even the jokes still land. As Gershwin wrote, 'Who could ask for anything more?'" Full Review
for a previous production "A joyous theater evening, with a generous helping of beloved Cole Porter numbers sung and danced by a young, spirited cast...It’s fresh, fast and funny, performed with affection and spirit...The show also offers grand full-ensemble dancing, comparable on the theater’s tiny stage to Busby Berkeley’s efforts in the movies...Don’t miss this glorious romp!" Full Review
See it if you enjoy an old fashioned musical with wonderful songs and great staging, singing, choreography and costumes. Done on a small stage.
Don't see it if you do not like musicals with no serious plot. You really see this show for the musical and dance numbers.
See it if you enjoy watching a very energetic, talented cast sing and dance their way through some dazzling, show-stopper Cole Porter numbers.
Don't see it if you're not into silly , feel-good shows with minimalist staging (albeit with great costumes) or prefer original theater to revivals.
See it if You want to see the most sparkling effervescent show in town ! It is perfect ! It's like pink champagne and the costumes are breathtaking !
Don't see it if Your name is Scrooge. There is absolutely NO other reason not to see this if you adore brilliantly acted, sung and danced shows !
See it if If you want to understand why Cole Porter is so significant, and want to see a dated show that is still fresh as a daisy. Don't miss it!!!
Don't see it if You don't like small black box theatres or don't care about non-Hamilton-esque musicals.
See it if you like Cole Porter songs enunciated with expression, wonderful energetic tap dancing, beautiful costumes, and a good-looking engaging cast
Don't see it if you expect a lavish set or do not like a small intimate theater
See it if You want to be thoroughly delighted by an ultra talented cast. Singing, dancing, comedy, beautiful guys and gals, great staging. The best!
Don't see it if You don't realize that small shoe-string productions can have huge impact, go gaga over technical wizardry instead of real artistry. See it!
See it if You want energetic, old-time singing and dancing with classic songs and costumes and haywire plot.
Don't see it if You don't like old-fashioned musicals
See it if you want to experience an enthusiastic cast that sings and dances it's heart out in this Cole Porter romp.
Don't see it if you are in a sedate mood and need Broadway to make you happy,
See it if Anything Goes is a big time musical, big staging, singing and big time sets. It goes right up there with all the other great musicals .
Don't see it if If your not into the bravado of the big shows with big casts, staging etc.
See it if Musicals Tonight does it again - well done, charming, shoe-string adaptation of this fizzy, fun musical. Great bang for your buck - loved it
Don't see it if You mind bare bones set & staging, tiny theater. Despite modest size, this production felt big, fun & full of life. Great singing & dancing.
See it if You appreciate old fashioned antics and humor; great fun delivered by an energetic cast in a small venue
Don't see it if You're expecting high production value (although I enjoyed the fun they had with set changes)
See it if You love Cole Porter, Anything Goes or Tap dancing. The choreography was fantastic and they made excellent use of the small space.
Don't see it if You aren't a fan of 'older musicals'
See it if You love intimate theater. We already got tickets to see it again. It was terrific. Unexpected and brilliant staging, singing & dancing.
Don't see it if you don't love musicals.
Get alerts about your favorite artists and theater companies