Full cast announced for Anything Goes Australian tour

Here it is! Today, Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracinni AM and producer John Frost announced the final lead cast member and the full ensemble cast for Anything Goes.

Bartholomew John, who played Captain Brackett in the OA/John Frost production of South Pacific in 2013, will play Ivy league Wall Street banker Elisha J. Whitney, and the Anything Goes ensemble will comprise Aljin Abella, Annie Aitken, Spencer Bignell, Jan Di Peitro, Samantha Leigh Dodemaide, Xander Ellis, Josh Gates, Alex Gibson-Giorgio, Bridget Hancock, Nicholas Kong, Evan Lever, Hayley Martin, Suzie Melloy, Imogen Moore, Glen Oliver, Natasha Paramor, Nathan Pinnell, Jordan Pollard, Ashleigh Rubenach, Mason Schaube, Greta Sherriff, Ashlee Smith and Lyndon Watts.

Bartholomew John
Bartholomew John

They of course join the other principal cast previously announced: Caroline O’Connor as evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeney; Todd McKenney as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh; Alex Rathgeber as young Wall Street broker Billy Crocker; Claire Lyon will be American debutante Hope Harcourt; Carmen Duncan in her musical theatre debut as Evangeline Harcourt; Alan Jones as Captain of the S.S. American; Wayne Scott Kermond will play second-rate gangster Moonface Martin; and Debora Krizak as Moonface’s girlfriend Erma.

“We’re thrilled with the stellar lineup of amazing performers we have assembled, both leads and ensemble,” said John Frost and Lyndon Terracini.

“The dream creative team – Helpmann Award-winning director and choreographer Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth, with musical director Peter Casey, set and costume designer Dale Ferguson, lighting designer Matt Scott and sound designer Michael Waters – is creating an exhilarating version of this classic musical that will have audiences tapping their feet, and coming back a second and third time. All aboard for this saucy and splendid new production of Anything Goes!”

This ship will set sail in May in Melbourne, before heading to Brisbane and Sydney. Keep up with Anything Goes online!


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Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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