Community Theatre of Clay County has begun rehearsal for its upcoming spring musical production of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes."
The performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 6-8.
The story involves shipboard romances and comedic mistaken identities. Main characters in this production include Elisha Whitney, a successful Ivy League Wall Street banker, played by Carl McKinney; his impatient assistant, Billy Crocker, portrayed by David Maurey; and gangster, Moonface Martin, brought to life by Chad White.
Female characters include a sexy Evangelist turned night club singer Reno Sweeney, played by Carol McConnell; Hope Harcourt, American debutant, portrayed by Julia Kapke; and Hope's mother, Evangeline, acted by Elaine Clarke.
Rounding out the cast are 20 veteran actors and performers new to the theater stage.
The show takes place aboard the S.S. American, a transatlantic voyage usually drawing celebrities and famous personalities. However, this voyage is marked by Billy's attempts to gain the love of Hope and the lengths he, and his cohorts, Reno and Moonface, are willing to go to ensure love wins out in the end.
Along the way, the ship is full of the musical sounds of such memorable hits as "It's De-Lovely," "Friendship," "Easy to Love," "I Get A Kick Out Of You," You're The Top," and the signature title song, "Anything Goes."
Community Theatre of Clay County, Inc., is in its 24th season providing theater events for Brazil and the surrounding area. The theatre enjoys a broad-based audience, which routinely will travel from Terre Haute, Crawfordsville, Indianapolis and Bloomington.
The theatre performs as a dinner theater with buffet dinner. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., with the performance following at 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are required for the dinner theater performances. Tickets may be purchased by calling 812-442-6909 or locally at the main branch of Riddell National Bank.