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EFSC Theatre and Music Students Team Up to Present "Anything Goes"
February 24, 2017 - Eastern Florida State College's Performing & Visual Arts Department will present the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" March 17 through 19 at the Simpkins Fine Arts Center's main stage (Bldg. 4) on the EFSC Cocoa Campus.
The Cocoa Campus is located at 1519 Clearlake Road.
On Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 performances are at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on March 19 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students with a current college ID card, seniors and the military. They can be purchased at the box office the day of the show or pre-purchased online.
The production is a collaboration between the theatre and music departments at EFSC.
“We’re really proud of this presentation because it brings students from across all of our performing arts departments together to simulate the collaborative efforts that would happen in a real-world professional presentation,” said Dr. ChanJi Kim, Department Chair.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to practice the skills they are learning here at Eastern Florida.”
Anything Goes was created during the Great Depression and provided light entertainment that people of that era could enjoy to escape the challenges of daily life.
One of the most famous songs from the musical is “I Get A Kick Out of You,” which was a hit song for singer Frank Sinatra in the 1950s.
The musical tells the story of Billy Crocker who stows away aboard an ocean liner in order to win the hand of the woman he loves. When he arrives, he finds that she is engaged to someone else. His adventure is assisted by a nightclub singer and evangelist, Reno Sweeney, and a hapless gangster, Moonface Martin.
For more information, call (321) 433-5200 or (321) 433-7385.