Nothing says summer like the fun, frothy musical "Anything Goes."
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston continues its 50th Anniversary summer season with the Cole Porter classic, running for eight performances, July 5-15, at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham.
"Anything Goes" is a tap-happy musical-comedy that follows the antics of a nightclub singer, a public enemy, stowaways, a love triangle and more aboard a luxury ocean liner traveling from New York to London.
The show stars well-known Boston talent Leigh Barrett as Reno Sweeney, the role that the late, great Ethel Merman originally created on Broadway.
She's joined by Jared Troilo as Billy Crocker, J. T. Turner as Moonface Martin, and Mark Linehan as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh.
The toe-tapping songs include "Anything Goes," "You're the Top" and "I Get a Kick Out of You."
Tickets are $39-$66 and available at www.reaglemusictheatre.org or call 781-891-5600 or at the box office.
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