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COLE PORTER'S 'ANYTHING GOES' CAST ANNOUNCED, OWC Summer Musical Set For July 18 - 21, Tickets Now Available

Mattie Kelly Arts Center

6/1/07 - NICEVILLE --- The cast for Okaloosa-Walton College's summer musical production of the Cole Porter comedy "Anything Goes" has been announced. The show is set to captivate audiences at the OWC Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center on July 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Tickets, $20 for adults and $15 for youth, are now available by calling the box office at 729-6000 or may be purchased online at

The lead roles in the OWC production are: Tim Norton of Niceville as Billy Crocker; Erin Carloni of Niceville as Hope Harcourt; Wendy Justice of Valparaiso as Reno Sweeney; R.J. Murdock of Fort Walton Beach as Moonface Martin; Clint Mahle of Niceville as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh; Darla Briganti of Holt as Evangeline Harcourt; and Bruce Culpepper of DeFuniak Springs as Elisha Whitney.

Supporting females roles will be played by:

Crestview: Whitney Carite, Rita Dailey, Tiffany Leeth, Daniele Sartin;

DeFuniak Springs: Olivia Pooser;

Fort Walton Beach: Heather Connelly, Erica Lindegren, Xavi Murdock, Lyndsi Thomas;

Freeport: Rachael Jones;

Mary Esther: Melody Gill, Brittany Hammock;

Niceville: Megan Alford, Mary Ann Averitte, Judi Bernstein, Lucy Cockrum, Carissa Connor, Jessica Erikson, Natalie Grigg, Holly Moore, Rebecca Moore, Mary Grace Rahm, Savannah Simerly, Brooke Stewart, Jessica Wise;

Shalimar: Britney Onianwa;

Valparaiso: Kelsey Kuss.

A number of support male roles will be played by:

Destin: Christian Hataway, Isaac Mitchell;

Eglin AFB: Aaron Murphy;

Florala, AL: Austin Brandley;

Fort Walton Beach: Max Murdock;

Mary Esther: Sean Cutler;

Niceville: Abubakr Cristobal, Kyle Morrison, Jeremy Ribando, David Simmons, Greg Stoughton, Danny Thomas;

Ponce de Leon: Zack Kennison, Tommy Serigne.

Originally a 1934 Broadway hit that is regularly revived, the musical comedy centers on the complicated love affairs between passengers aboard a cruise liner traveling from New York to London. "Anything Goes" features unforgettable toe-tapping melodies, mobsters, show girls, debutantes, business men, and many disguises. The hilarious musical is filled with twists and turns all wrapped around Cole Porter's original score including melodies such as "I Get a Kick Out of You," "It's De-Lovely", "Blow Gabriel Blow," "Easy to Love", and "Anything Goes."

Will the whirlwind of disguises a young Wall Street broker uses help him to prevent his long lost love from marrying an Englishman? And, will the broker's friends, among them an FBI wanted criminal and a night club singer, be able to aid him in his quest for love and find loves of their own along the way? Find out why "Anything Goes" earned rave reviews in its three Broadway runs and three Tony awards in its 1987 revival. Tickets are available now at the OWC Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box office at (850) 729-6000.

OWC's Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts Division has produced similar large scale musicals on the mainstage of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center every year since 1997 to rave community reviews. This summe's large scale production of "Anything Goes" features more than 100 individuals from stage performers, to musicians, singers, and technical personnel involved with set design, lighting, sound, stage management and more to produce the show. The OWC "Anything Goes" production will be presented in its 1987 contemporary Beaumont version, which features more dance numbers.