- One ticket to see Anything Goes
- When: Friday, March 6, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. or 8 p.m.
- Where: State Theatre
- Door time: 1 hour prior to show
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $25 for upper balcony or gallery (up to $48 value)
- $35 for mid balcony (up to $58 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
Young Wall Street broker Billy Crocker arrives at the docks to bid adieu to his boss Elisha J. Whitney and nightclub singer Reno Sweeney as they board the London-bound S.S. American. For the second time, though, Billy unexpectedly crosses paths with the beautiful Hope Harcourt, whom he rode in a taxi with earlier. Determined to win her away from her fiancé, the stuffy Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, Billy gets the bright idea to stow away on the ship. Through a series of schemes concocted by Reno and hapless gangster “Moonface” Martin, Billy may just woo his lady love before the vessel reaches London, or he may end up in the brig.
With an original 1934 songbook constructed by beloved composer Cole Porter, Anything Goes introduced a slew of tunes still recognizable to this day. The jaunty score barrels through such standbys as “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “You’re the Top”—songs that have been recorded several times over by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Louis Armstrong and Barbra Streisand. With such an immortal repertoire, it’s little wonder why the production was revived in 2011, going on to win the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. Now on its national tour, the revival features music-theatre and opera veteran Tracy Bidleman in the role of Evangeline Harcourt, Hope’s overbearing mother.
State Theatre New Jersey
The State Theatre New Jersey was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre New Jersey to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.