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  Anything Goes at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Anything Goes

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 West Campbell Street Arlington Heights

A high-seas romp showcasing one of Cole Porter's most magical scores. Music, dance, and romance are set to the age old tale of boy meets girl in this breezy classic. The S.S. American sets sail from New York to London, hauling a cast of characters including night club singer Reno Sweeney, lovesick Wall Street broker Billy Crocker, and socialite Hope Harcourt with fiance Sir Evelyn Oakleigh. Among them is "Public Enemy #13" Moonface Martin, trying to make his getaway. These characters come together in a jumble of misunderstandings, love triangles and all around confusion. Porter's genius radiates through incredible numbers like "You're the Top," "It's De-Lovely" and more Broadway favorites. Melodies will delight, toes will tap and hearts will soar. Rated PG.

Thru - Nov 2, 2019

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 847-577-2121

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  Anything Goes Reviews
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Daily Herald - Recommended

"...What most audiences want from "Anything Goes" is a glorious parade of Cole Porter standards, including "You're the Top," "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "All Through the Night." The songs form the backbone of this quintessential 1930s Broadway musical comedy, and the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights delivers a largely shipshape production of a classic."
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Scott C. Morgan

Chicagoland Musical Theatre - Recommended

"...Chances are you’ll get quite a kick out of Anything Goes, performed with morale-lifting exuberance at Metropolis by a cast of 25 belters, hoofers and comedians and a toast-worthy six-piece band under the musical direction of Kenneth McMullen."
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Erin Fleming

Picture This Post - Somewhat Recommended

"...There is an easy to appreciate all hands on deck—literally /figuratively—pre-intermission tap dancing number where you get to admire the hard work and rehearsals that no doubt were required to create that ensemble moment. Some of the more campy acting that helps transport this story into the 21st Century- especially by comic actors Mark Pontarelli and Connor Murray - give the performance welcomed juice. This 1934 musical is part of the musical theater canon and at some point any lover of musical theater should see it. However, this writer can’t really recommend this production to city dwellers as meriting the drive--- which took more than an hour from the North Side on a rainy Friday night. If you live near by and welcome an injection of live performance this might be a good pick."
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Amy Munice

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