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VRCFA to host ‘Anything Goes’ on Feb. 12

PORTSMOUTH — Shawnee State University is set to play host to one of the greatest musicals in theater history as “Anything Goes” will be played at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12.

In the production of “Anything Goes,” young Wall Street broker Billy Crocker becomes infatuated by a glance of heiress Hope Harcourt boarding the ship. Billy then proceeds to stow away on an ocean liner with the help of some gangsters who give him the passport and ticket of their leader, “Snake Eyes” Johnson, who is considered to be Public Enemy No. 1. While Billy tries to woo Hope, he has to constantly assume different disguises to elude the authorities who think he is “Snake Eyes.”

Overall, the production won three 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival and Choreography and contains some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” and “It’s De-Lovely,” in addition to its namesake, “Anything Goes.”

Tickets for lower tier seating will be $55 for a regular ticket, $50 for seniors, $42 for students, and $20 for children under the age of 12. Upper tier prices will be discounted, and special discounts for families and groups are also being offered.

To obtain information about tickets as well as the production, interested parties can visit the McKinley Box Office from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or call the box office at 740-351-3600.

Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com/venue/41868 or at any additional TicketMaster outlet. Additional information about “Anything Goes” can be found at www.VRCFA.com.