The ever popular and award winning Claremorris Musical Society is all set to tread the boards as cast and crew get ready to raise the anchor on their 10th annual production, Anything Goes.
Set aboard the ocean liner cruise ship the S S American, nightclub singer/evangelist, Reno Sweeney, is en route from New York to England. Her pal, Billy Crocker, has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt. The problem is Hope is engaged to wealthy Englishman Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are public enemy ‘Number 13’, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma.
With the help of elaborate disguises, good old-fashioned blackmail, dancing deckhands, and cracking show tunes, Reno and Moonface Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart. Loaded with much loved classics such as ‘I Get a Kick Out of You’, ‘It’s De-Lovely’ and ‘Anything Goes’, this fast paced comedy musical is guaranteed to entertain both young and old.
This is a very special year for CMS as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. With five AIMS nominations and an AIMS award, alongside receiving the Mayo People of the Year award, this is truly a hard-working, dedicated, group and certainly one to watch. CMS was delighted to welcome several new cast members this year.
Principal roles will be played by Vivienne Lee (Reno Sweeney ), Dave Gallagher (Billy Crocker ), Mary Dempsey (Hope Harcourt ), Richie Heneghan (Moonface Martin ), Séamus Cafferky (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh ), Carmel Glynn (Mrs Evangeline Harcourt ), Ciarán Kiely (Elisha Whitney ), Sharlene Ruane (Erma ), and Ronan Egan (Captain ).
Production team members include June Allison-Keane (producer ), Hazel McLynn (director/choreographer ) and Deirdre Lee (musical director ). Claremorris Musical Society will drop anchor in Claremorris Town Hall on Thursday January 21, at 8pm, on Friday January 22, and Saturday January 23. There will be a matinee performance on Saturday January 23 at 2.30pm.
Patrons night is on Thursday night. Contact June on (087 ) 6332169 for further details. Tickets for all shows can be obtained from the Town Hall Claremorris, Cúram Family Centre, Claremorris, or by calling (087 ) 6332169.