Review: Anything Goes Musical

Anything Goes, PC: Jeff Busby
Anything Goes, PC: Jeff Busby

Are you looking for a good night out – fabulous songs, glamorous costumes, fun actors and dancers?

Caroline O’Connor leads the Anything Goes cast as evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeney; Todd McKenney plays Lord Evelyn Oakleigh; Alex Rathgeber is young Wall Street broker Billy Crocker; Claire Lyon is American debutante Hope Harcourt, and Carmen Duncan in her musical theatre debut plays Evangeline Harcourt; Wayne Scott Kermond is second-rate gangster Moonface Martin; Debora Krizak is Moonface’s girlfriend Erma; Bartholomew John is Wall Street banker Elisha J. Whitney; while Gerry Connolly plays the Captain of the S.S. American.

When the ocean liner embarks from New York to London, etiquette get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the voyage to find true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.

Anything Goes, PC: Jeff Busby
Anything Goes, Photo Credit: Jeff Busby

A hilarious tale of topsy-turvy relationships, mistaken identities and foiled plots, peppered with some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards including You’re The Top, I Get A Kick Out Of You, and of course the title song, Anything Goes.

To be honest I thought there would be a little more tap dancing routine to the show, as it started of a bit slow. Nevertheless Caroline O’Connor was outstanding in the comedy lead and delivered a vibrant and bold performance – show performance flair.

Once the tap dancing started, I was glued to the performance – such stamina from the sailors and the sassy showgirls.

Anything Goes, PC: Jeff Busby
Anything Goes, Photo Credit: Jeff Busby
Have you seen the show, what did you think?

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Performance Times: Wed–Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Tues, Wed & Sat 1pm, Sun 3pm
Bookings: or 9250 7777, or phone 1300 723 038
Groups of 12 or more call 02 8240 2290
Price: from $79.90

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