Goes – A
Shipshape Musical presented by Coronado School of the Arts
High School Performing Arts Center
23 - 25
CA, October 2008 -- Anything
and everything goes in Coronado School of the Arts’ (CoSA) production of Anything
Goes. Performances take place
October 23 and 24 at 7:00 pm and October 25 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at
Coronado High School Performing Arts Center, 650 D Avenue. Anything
Goes delivers a superb musical voyage that you will not want to miss.
madcap farce takes place aboard a ship bound for England in the 1930s. The story
includes gangsters, molls, a foppish Englishman, and mistaken identity. Billy,
the stowaway, loves Hope, but Hope is engaged to Lord Oakleigh. Lord Oakleigh
fancies Reno the nightclub singer. Reno has her sights set on Billy. That is
just the tip of the story line iceberg. Anything
Goes perfects the art of raucous mix-ups and outlandish disguises. It is
funny! The show also features some of Cole Porter’s most memorable music
including You’re the Top, I
Get a Kick Out of You, and the title song Anything
Goes to name just a few. Oh yes, and there is tap dancing galore. Anything
truly does go in this show.
thirty CoSA students performing in Anything
Goes come from all over San Diego County to attend Coronado High School and
Coronado School of the Arts. In addition to CoSA conservatory-style classes in
acting, vocals, and dance that occur after the academic school day is done,
actors rehearse almost every evening for weeks before the show opens for the
public. It is a grueling schedule, but these students – many who travel over
an hour to get to school each day – attend the program exactly for such
demanding training. These are the actors, singers, dancers, directors, and
technical theatre experts of the future.
musical theatre director, Dr. Barbara Wolf, applauds the cast for their
dedication and versatility. “Period pieces like Anything
Goes, which is set in the 1930s, require actors to truly take themselves out
of the present and adapt to different clothes, different manners of speech, and
different codes of behavior. They must truly immerse themselves in the era of
the part. And, in this show, they must also dance, sing, and be funny. I think
you will find these talented students are more than up to the task. Also be
prepared to be wowed by the wonderful costumes designed by Rosie Masula, our
is a perfect beginning to CoSA’s 2008-2009 theatrical season. Enjoy this
entertaining theatrical cruise in the comfort of the state-of-the-art Performing
Arts Center on the campus of Coronado High School. Tickets cost $15 for reserved
seating and $12 for general admission, with discounts for students, seniors, and
military. To purchase tickets or learn more about the CoSA program, please call
619.522.4050, or visit www.cosafoundation.org.
by Tim Whitehouse.
Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA)
is a public arts conservatory for high school students that embraces and
encourages artistic creativity and academic excellence. This pre-professional
arts program reaches out to talented students from all San Diego County,
offering a nurturing environment focused on individual growth, opportunity, and
is made possible by the CoSA Foundation, whose mission is to perpetuate a
regional public school of the arts at Coronado High School that offers the
opportunity for the best possible arts education to all qualified students in
San Diego County. The foundation is committed to inspiring broad community
support and engaging other foundations, educational and arts institutions, and
community organizations in partnerships to fulfill this mission.
more information on CoSA, call 619.522.4050 or visit www.cosafoundation.org.