STAFFORD, NJ - Bellarine Theatre Company sets sail for their 2018 season this week aboard the SS American with the young performers edition of ANYTHING GOES, featuring 6th-9th grade performers from around Southern Ocean County.

ANYTHING GOES is a wacky shipboard farce featuring romance, intrigue, colorful characters, and a glorious score from Cole Porter. When Billy Porter (Nick Somodi) falls for Hope Harcourt (Rachel Vazquez), he decides to stow away on the S.S. American to break up her wedding with her fish-out-of-water fiance, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Jonathan Leach). Hijinks ensues when Billy ends up teaming with Moonface Martin, Public Enemy 13 (John Mastandrea) to avoid capture as Moonface's not so impressive ranking on the list of public enemies is well deserved, and leads to numerous hilarious near misses. Meanwhile, Billy and Moonface's mutual friend, evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeny (Nadia Vito), helps the two steer clear of trouble while her own love life navigates rough waters.

Highlights  include: “You’re The Top,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” and the title number, "Anything Goes." Music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl – no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES! A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely.

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ANYTHING GOES also will be Bellarine's first special needs friendly performance of the year. A favorite event for Bellarine actor's and audience alike, Bellarine's special needs friendly performances are offered for every junior production as well as numerous mainstage performances. These free preview showings are specifically designed to truly be special needs friendly and include modified lighting and sound effects. Groups that include children or adults with special needs are welcome to attend at no cost to enjoy an inviting afternoon of theatre. The ANYTHING GOES special needs friendly performance will take place on April 19 at 3:30 pm.

ANYTHING GOES will be performed at the Stafford Township Arts Center on April 20, 21, and 22. Tickets range from $15-22 and can either be purchased at the door or ahead of time by visiting or by calling 609-661-2083.

April 19 @ 3:30 p.m. (Special Needs Preview Performance)
April 20 @ 7 p.m.
April 21 @ 7 p.m.
April 22 @ 3 p.m.

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Funded in part by a grant from the Ocean County Board of Freeholders.

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