Lyric Opera Gets A Kick Out of ‘Anything Goes!’
Lyric Opera San Diego opens its 31st season with the Depression-era Broadway smash hit Anything Goes!, Oct. 2 at the Birch North Park Theatre.
With music and lyrics by the most successful American musical theatre songwriter of his day, Cole Porter, Anything Goes! was a hit when it opened on Broadway in 1934. The show premiered many songs that have entered into the pantheon of popular American music, including “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “It’s Delovely” and “Anything Goes!”
Lyric Opera’s production will be directed by the talented director and choreographer David Brannen. Chris Thompson will once again lead from the podium as conductor. He most recently conducted performances of Man of La Mancha at Lyric Opera.
Jimmy Ferraro, who wowed audiences with his Sancho in Man of La Mancha, will return to play the role of Moonface, Public Enemy #13. Jordan Miller will make his company debut as Billy. Miller, a Texas native, was recently seen in his San Diego debut as Volodya in Cygnet Theatre’s “Critic’s Pick” revival of Bed and Sofa. Joining Ferraro and Miller in the cast is Laura Bueno in the role of Hope. Laura was last seen to great acclaim in the title role of LOSD’s Iolanthe. Returning as Reno Sweeney is Debra Wanger, last seen with LOSD as Nancy in Oliver!
Lyric Opera San Diego celebrates 30 years of bringing accessible, affordable opera and musical theatre productions to San Diego. The company proudly performs operas and musicals from the European and American tradition, in English, presenting the finest young musical talent available with full orchestra and chorus accompaniment at its new home, the newly restored Birch North Park Theatre.
Opening the 31st Season of the Lyric Opera San Diego
Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave. (In North Park)
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