Director's Take: Anything Goes - Opening July 14

Billy instantly falls in love with a beautiful girl he meets in a taxi. When he discovers she’s boarding the same London-bound ship his boss and co-worker Reno are boarding, he sneaks on himself. The beautiful girl is engaged to a stuffy British aristocrat, but that doesn’t stop the love-struck Billy. With the help of other passengers, Billy seeks to evade Reno, whose love he doesn’t return, and capture the heart of the girl of his dreams—all without hurting anyone’s feelings.

Originally penned in 1934 with music and lyrics by American composer and songwriter Cole Porter, this musical comedy was revived on Broadway in 2011 and won a Tony© award for Best Musical Revival that same year. Widely considered the definitive musical comedy of the 1930s, the AM New Yorker calls it, “a giddy explosion of escapist romance, combining old-fashioned farce, extended dance breaks and light, breezy songs.”

Tickets range from $18-$32. Please visit the Ticket Information section of our website for more details. Please note: As a courtesy to our patrons, children under the age of 4 will not be admitted.

Resident Director Scott Ford

Scott's directing credits at Lyric Arts include Wait Until Dark, The Spitfire Grill, Boeing Boeing, The Glass Menagerie, Picnic, Hormel Girls, Hairspray, Noises Off!, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Doubt: A Parable, and Over the River and Through the Woods. In 2012, he was appointed as a Resident Director of Lyric Arts. He earned his MA from Illinois State University and received additional graduate training in Theatre at New York University and the University of Minnesota. Scott teaches at Anoka-Ramsey Community College where he has directed about 40 shows including his play Flavio Betrayed: A Commedia, which was produced last year.