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ASU Theatre announces
Anything Goes cast
Theatre at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro has announced the cast
for the April production of “Anything Goes,” with music and lyrics by
Cole Porter and book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse.
Join the “Ocean Greyhound” luxury liner bound for England in 1930 for
madcap cops and robbers, tap dancing and young lovers destined to find
true love. Whether they are singing “It’s De-Lovely,” “I Get
a Kick Out of You,” “Blow Gabriel Blow” or tap dancing to “Anything
Goes,” this fun-filled crew will keep you tapping in your seat.
The ASU Theatre production of “Anything Goes” is under the
stage direction of John O’Connell, associate professor of theatre. Music
and conducting will be under the direction of Matt Carey, assistant
professor of music. Scenic and lighting design will be under the
direction of Jeff McLaughlin, assistant professor of theatre.
Kelly Schaefer, assistant professor of theatre, will serve as costume
designer. Stacy Alley, assistant professor of theatre, will serve as
choreographer. Stage management duties for the production have been
assigned to Rachel Redican, a senior theatre major from Jonesboro.
Assistant stage manager is Molly Carson, a junior theatre major from
The cast includes Tonya Rogers, a junior theatre major from Springdale
as Reno Sweeney; Ashley Patterson, a senior theatre major from Jonesboro
as Hope Harcourt; Ashley Brumett, a senior theatre major from
Jacksonville as Evangeline Harcourt; Kyle Hamsher, a sophomore speech
communication and theatre arts major from Jacksonville as Lord Evelyn
Oakleigh; Paul Harrell, a sophomore theatre major from Jonesboro as
Billy Crocker; Kelly Stafford, a senior theatre major from Memphis,
Tenn., as Moonface Martin; Brook Scalzo, a junior theatre major from
Bartlett, Tenn., as Erma; Dustin Brown, a senior theatre major from
Macon as Elisha Whitney; Jim Williams from Jonesboro as the Captain;
Jake West, a freshman theatre major from Jonesboro as the Purser; Ross
Willett, a sophomore theatre major from Jonesboro as Fred –
Bartender/Sailor; Matt White, a junior theatre major from Springdale as
Henry T. Dobson – Minister/Sailor; Parrish Tolson, a junior theatre
major from Jonesboro as Luke – Chinese Convert; William Rowland, a
sophomore theatre major from Jacksonville as John – Chinese Convert.
Angels are played by the following: Britten Ashcraft, a sophomore
theatre major from Pine Bluff; Ashleigh Green, a sophomore undecided
major from White Hall; Katie Holland, a junior theatre major from Little
Rock; and Stacy Olm, a senior journalism major from North Little Rock.
Sailors are played by Clint Lewellyn, a junior journalism major from
Heber Springs; Brandon Doty, a sophomore theatre major from Jonesboro;
Josh Wilcoxson, a sophomore music major from Kennett, Mo., and Matt
Vardell, a sophomore music major from Jonesboro.
The Female Ensemble/Passengers include Ashley Armstrong, a freshman
music major from Cherokee Village; Summer Allen, a junior theatre major
from Springdale; April Brown, a junior theatre major from Jonesboro and
Lilly Miller, a sophomore music major from Jonesboro.
The Male Ensemble/Passengers include Josh Wilcoxson, a sophomore music
major from Kennett, Mo.; Brandon Doty, a sophomore theatre major from
Jonesboro; and Ross Willett, a sophomore theatre major from Jonesboro.
The Quartet is comprised of Nick Sheppard, a senior music major from
Doniphan, Mo.; Josh Wilcoxson, a sophomore music major from Kennett,
Mo.; Matt Vardell, a sophomore music major from Jonesboro and Jim
Williams from Jonesboro.
will be performed in the
Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday,
April 15 & 16, and Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19 & 20. A “meet the
company” dessert reception will follow the April 15 opening night
Tickets may be purchased for reserved seating in advance at the ASU
Central Box Office in the Convocation Center or by calling 972-ASU1.
Tickets are also available online at tickets.astate.edu. Reserved
seating tickets (if available) may be purchased at the door on the
evening of the performance. Ticket prices are $12 ($10 in advance).
This play is suitable for family audiences (children
under six years old are not admitted). Please arrive early. Latecomers
will not be seated.
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