Friday, June 6, 2014

6/6/14: Anything Goes at the North Shore Music Theatre and Half Off Tickets for Kids

Opening up at season at the North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is Anything Goes.  I took the kids and my Mom and we had a wonderful time.  The show runs through June 15th so get your tickets now.  Plus read on to learn how you can save 50% on kids tickets all their musicals this season.
   Credit for all photographs ©Paul Lyden
Let me start with the main characters who were awesome.  Here is Danette Holden who plays Reno Sweeney.  She had such a powerful voice and was amazing.  She could dance, act and sing.  The triple threat.  She had such a great presence on the stage.
Another two wonderful cast members are Alessa Neeck who plays Hope Harcourt and Eric Ulloa who plays Billy Crocker.  They were so good and you could see the chemistry.  Eric at one point pretended he was an older woman with a veil over her face and my kids were in hysterics.  They really enjoyed him.  He showed many sides as he had to pretend he was many types of people in the show.
 We were so impressed by her and the whole show was so comical.  Both of my kids absolutely loved it and were laughing all through the show.  David Scott Purdy was so funny as Moonface Martin.  He totally had us cracking up.  Plus there is tap dancing which we absolutely love.  Both Lauren and I are tap dancers so we loved that.
Michael Mastro plays Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.  He is super funny in the show as he trying to learn American slang sayings.  It is so funny watching him say things out of context and take notes as he is trying to learn what things mean.
Susa Cella as Mrs. Harcourt (Hope's Mom) and Tom Gleadow as Elisha Whitney are great also.  Tom's lines were pretty funny.  Especially he is a drinker in the show.  Mrs. Harcourt also has some funny lines throughout the show.
Here is a video preview of the show:

More about the show:
North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) will open the blockbuster 2014 Musical Season with a sparkling all new production of ANYTHING GOES. This saucy tap dance spectacular will be on stage for two weeks only starting Tuesday June 3, and playing through Sunday, June 15.  "Following our records breaking 2013 season, I wanted to continue our tradition of opening the season with a beloved classic musical," said NSMT owner and producer Bill Hanney. "Working with our Interim Artistic Director Tony Parise, I have put together a great creative team and cast, and I am confident that Anything Goes will kick off this ambitious season in high style." All aboard for Cole Porter's first-class musical comedy, ANYTHING GOES!

Romance is in the air on the ocean liner SS American - but it's far from smooth sailing for the passengers. Its nonstop laughs and hijinks on the high seas in this show packed with spectacular dance numbers and many unforgettable Cole Porter songs including "Anything Goes," "You're the Top," "Friendship," and "It's De-Lovely." North Shore Music Theatre's production of ANYTHING GOES will star Danette Holden as Reno Sweeney, Eric Ulloa as Billy Crocker, and David Scott Purdy as Moonface Martin. ANYTHING GOES will also feature Alessa Neeck (Hope Harcourt), Michael Mastro (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh), Alaina Mills (Erma), Tom Gleadow (Elisha Whitney), Susan Cella (Mrs. Wadsworth T. Harcourt), James Van Treuren (Captain), Hugh Cha (Luke), and Carl Hsu (John) The ensemble includes Victoria Casillo, Zak Edwards, Sarah Fagan, Rachel Fairbanks, Kaitlyn Frank, Shane Hall, Rashaan James II, Michael McCrary, Jason Pintar, Jake Primmerman, and Dawn Tucker.

Tickets for the ANYTHING GOES are priced from $50 - $75. Performances are June 3 - 15, Tue - Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri and Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm.  Kids 18 and under save 50% on ‘Family Fridays'- June 6 and 13 at 8 pm.  For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.
Plus I promised you a way to save on Kids tickets.  Here it is.  On certain Fridays there are 50% off Kids tickets.

Here is this years line up which looks amazing:
 Disney's The Little Mermaid (July 8 - 27)
Grease (August 12 - 24)
Chicago (September 23 - October 5)
Les Misérables, (October 28 - November 9)
 A Christmas Carol (December 5 - 21), starring David Coffee as Ebenezer Scrooge
So don't let this boat leave without you, go see it with the Family! 
You can also check out the North Shore Music Theatre:
Twitter: @NSMusicTheatre
Disclosure:  I received 4 tickets to attend this performance of Anything Goes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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