Following seasons in both Melbourne and Queensland, the most recent Australian production of Anything Goes is set to kick-off at the Sydney Opera House’s Joan Sutherland Theatre tomorrow evening. After a short three week run at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Lyric Theatre, the Sydney season is set to run for more than a month – beginning September 5th and having its final curtain call on October 11 2015.
Anything Goes received a respectable score of ★★★★ out of five when I reviewed the show’s Opening Night at QPAC. Personal highlights of Anything Goes included the music and the overall performance quality – both receiving a strong ★★★★☆ out of five for individual categories. You can read my overall conclusion of the show below:
While seeing the show does come with a risk of spending several days with the titular song incessantly playing in your head on a loop, Anything Goes proved to be an overall entertaining show that I think has something to offer both younger and older audiences. Memorable songs and quirky writing aside, the shining star of this production was the cast, who managed to bring life to both the show and its characters.
This production of Anything Goes features a range of colourful personalities including (but not limited to) Caroline O’Connor (Reno Sweeney), Alex Rathgeber (Billy Crocker), Todd McKenney (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh), Wayne Scott Kermond (Moonface Martin) and Debora Krizak (Erma).
Tickets for Anything Goes at the Sydney Opera House can be purchased through multiple channels. More information on each can be found via the official Anything Goes Musical website.