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CPS series continues with “Anything Goes” July 22 to July 26

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POTSDAM — Community Performance Series continues its 2014 summer musical series with the Cole Porter classic, “Anything Goes” from Tuesday through Saturday, July 26.

Performances are in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. nightly, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday in addition to that day’s evening show.

“Cole Porter’s fun, catchy lyrics and music will have you humming for days,” CPS executive director Amy Flack said in a news release. “The music, coupled with intricate tap numbers and the cheeky humor of the 1930s storyline, makes for a highly entertaining performance.”

The CPS series staged “Cats” earlier this month.

“While the story is quite different, those who liked ‘Cats’ for the quality production and exciting dance routines will equally enjoy ‘Anything Goes,’” Mrs. Flack said.

“Anything Goes” takes place on the SS American, where two unlikely pairs set off on a course to true love — with some help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.

Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of Cole Porter and musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “It’s Delovely,” and the title song.

Since its 1934 debut at the Alvin Theatre (now known as the Neil Simon Theater) on Broadway, the musical has been revived several times in the U.S., including the 2011 Roundabout Theater revival in New York, starring Sutton Foster.

“Anything Goes” has been made into a movie twice, and has garnered three Tony Awards out of seven nominations.

The CPS production of “Anything Goes” is directed by Donna Drake and choreographed by Rhonda Miller.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.cpspotsdam.org, by phone by calling the CPS box office at 267-2277. They also can be purchased at Northern Music & Video, 29 Market St., Potsdam.

Regular ticket prices range from $15 to $30, with discounts for senior citizens (aged 62 and older) and students/youth (18 and younger).

Premium box seats are available for $40 or $50, and can be reserved by calling the box office.

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