Auditions at the JRT for ANYTHING GOES

Published 10:52 am Monday, February 6, 2023

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Auditions for the musical ANYTHING GOES will be held at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, 125.5 W. Main St., on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. for ages 15-75.

Please prepare a brief cut of a traditional musical theatre selection in the style of the show. Each auditionee will be required to participate in a cold reading. There is a lot of dancing in ANYTHING GOES, so everyone will be required to do a movement audition; this will be done in groups. Specialist dancers, including tap, will be required for a couple of numbers. Please bring appropriate dance shoes: tap, character, and jazz shoes recommended.

Synopsis: ANYTHING GOES is a 1934 musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story takes place aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13, “ Moonface” Martin, aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. This musical introduced such songs as “Anything Goes,” “You’re the Top,” and “I Get a Kick out of You.” Lots of madcap antics occur on the S.S. America during this hilarious voyage, ensuring that indeed “anything goes”!

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The show will run May 26 – June 11. For more information, check the calendar on the JRT website at, or email the director, Jennifer Ross-Bernhardt, at