Woodside High stages 'Anything Goes'


By Kate Daly | Special to the Almanac

Dozens of Woodside High School students have been mastering Broadway show tunes and perfecting their tap dance moves to get ready to mount the classic Cole Porter musical comedy "Anything Goes."

The five performances start on March 10 at Woodside High School's Performing Arts Center.

"With a cast of 50, our stage will be transformed to a bustling ship deck from the vintage 1930s, with larger-than-life personalities, dazzling costumes, soaring music from our full orchestra, and blow-your-socks-off dance numbers," producer Karen Petersen says,

The plot revolves around a nightclub singer, gangster and other colorful characters crossing the Atlantic on an ocean liner. The story line includes a love triangle, blackmail and mistaken identities.

"You're the Top!" "It's De-Lovely," "I Get a Kick Out of You," are some of the signature songs written by Cole Porter. The script was written by Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse, and revised by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse of "Sound of Music" fame.

Barry Woodruff, an alum and longtime Woodside High theater arts teacher, is directing this production.

There will be four performances at 8 p.m.: Friday, March 10; Saturday, March 11,, Friday, March 17; and Saturday, March 18. A 2 p.m. matinee will be held Sunday, March 12.

The theater is located at 199 Churchill Ave. in Woodside.

Go to whsdramaboosters.org or call (650) 367-9750, ext. 43706, for tickets. The prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and up, and $10 for staff and students in college and under. Group tickets can be arranged.


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