Every spring, our school produces a Broadway musical. It’s a beautiful time of celebrating the talents of our students both on and off the stage. I am always amazed at the skill level of the students. The students worked hard all year in preparation to present Cole Porter's Anything Goes. It is a witty show about opulence, romance, and celebrity that zips from a serious true-love story to one-liners, tap numbers, and slapstick comedy. When it premiered in 1934, our country had fallen on hard times. We were in the middle of the Great Depression. The future was uncertain. Not unlike today, fear of what may lie ahead was on the hearts of many.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the Anything Goes cast was unable to perform before a live audience. The show was also unable to compete in the Betty Lynn Buckley Awards at Casa Manana. The Buckley Awards celebrate excellence in high school musical theater.
Thank you to all the cast members who invested time and talent to prepare for the show. Even though they didn't get to perform before a live audience, they faithfully did their work unto the Lord.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24
Please enjoy this rehearsal montage video produced by Preston Lynn, a rising senior at CCA. The video will be played at the Buckley Awards to honor the show.
While we would all rather be enjoying Anything Goes in person, I hope the glimpse of the show in the video brings you joy.