JULY 5-15, 2018
ABOUT THE SHOW
What happens when a nightclub singer, a Public Enemy, a love triangle, stowaways, and more set sail on a luxury ocean liner? A tap-happy, hilarious musical comedy! This new production stars four of Boston's best musical theatre talents: IRNE and Elliot Norton Award winner Leigh Barrett, IRNE Award winner Jared Troilo, J.T. Turner, and BroadwayWorld Award winner Mark Linehan.
Featuring "You're the Top," "I Get A Kick Out of You," "It's De-Lovely," "Blow-Gabriel, Blow," "Easy to Love," and other memorable songs!
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman
Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library
Director/Choreographer – Eileen Grace
Music Director – Dan Rodriguez
Assistant Director – Paul Reynolds
Costumes – Costume World Theatrical
Wardrobe Supervisor – Amelia Fitch
Scenic Design – ScenoGraphics
Lighting Design – David Wilson
Costumes – Costume World Theatrical
Production Stage Manager – Elizabeth Yvette Ramirez*
Assistant Stage Manager – Caleb Spivey*
Production Manager – Lori E. Baruch
“Big, brassy, and beautiful.” Featuring “a company of 43 uniformly first-rate performers who display impressive precision on tap-dance numbers” and “a cracker-jack pit band of 16 of the best musicians around.” – MetroWest Daily News
“Former Rockette Eileen Grace is directing and choreographing Reagle’s Anything Goes, and it’s guaranteed to dance its way right into your heart. It had the audience floating on air.” – On Boston Stages
“A 1st class, Broadway level production. There is not a weak performer from the principals to the ensemble. Hysterically funny.” – Boston and Beyond
“One of the must see musicals of the summer season. A magnificent rendition of this classic musical.” – Theater Mirror
“Leigh Barrett’s voice remains the most durable and consistent vocal instrument in the area.” – On Boston Stages
Click on a headshot to read each actor's bio!
EILEEN GRACE (Director and Choreographer) is thrilled to return to RMT! This former Rockette served as Director of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular touring productions and as Rockette special events choreographer. Other directing and choreography: 42nd Street (IRNE), White Christmas, The Drowsy Chaperone, Wonderful Town, Singin’ in The Rain, On Your Toes, Guys and Dolls, My One And Only (IRNE), The Will Rogers Follies (IRNE), Crazy For You (IRNE), Anything Goes, Annie Get Your Gun, Fiddler on the Roof, and No, No, Nanette. Broadway shows: 42nd Street and The Will Rogers Follies. International Tour: My One And Only. TV: Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, “One Life to Live,” “Good Morning America,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Oprah.” Much thanks to Paul, Riley and Dylan.
DAN RODRIGUEZ (Music Director, Conductor) has been the resident music director at Reagle for the past seven years, with recent favorites including Show Boat, Crazy for You, and Guys and Dolls. Dan’s other credits include work with the Lyric Stage (Gypsy), Wheelock Family Theatre (In the Heights), Huntington Theatre Company (Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music), American Repertory Theater (The Lily’s Revenge, Pippin), Moonbox Productions (Cabaret, The Wild Party, Musical of Musicals), and many other area theaters, as well as work at the Boston Conservatory, Emerson College, Brandeis University, and other schools. His work has earned him four IRNE Awards for Best Music Direction.
PAUL REYNOLDS (Assistant Director) is excited to be returning to Reagle Music Theatre in the role of Assistant Director, especially because he gets to work with such an incredibly talented Director – his wife, Eileen Grace. He has appeared both on stage and behind the scenes in many capacities here at Reagle and around the world, most recently jumping into the role of Pat Denning at the last minute in last year’s production of 42nd Street.
DAVID WILSON (Lighting Designer) has designed lighting or sound for over 350 productions of opera, theater, concert and dance. His designs for theater include Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston Playwrights, Central City Opera, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Company One, Deborah Abel Dance, Dibble Dance, Gloucester Stage, Lyric Stage, Merrimack Rep, Moonbox, New Rep, Nora, North Shore Music Theater, Stoneham, Shakespeare and Co., Speakeasy, WHAT and Wheelock. He recently received the Elliot Norton Award for ASP’s Richard II. DW-Design.com
ELIZABETH YVETTE RAMIREZ* (Production Stage Manager) most recently seen with Israeli Stage (SM). Regional credits include work with New Repertory Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, and Central Square Theatre. She’s a regular collaborator with Flat Earth Theatre. She directs with Ministry of Theater and The Calliope Project.
CALEB SPIVEY* (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be joining the Reagle family. He was most recently the PSM for the national tour of Cabaret. He will also be the PSM for White Snakes Project’s upcoming world premier opera, PermaDeath. He thanks his husband, Timothy, for his continued love and support!
* Appear through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.