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Title Anything Goes
Organization Stand Out Talent
Date(s) of show April 20 - May 13, 2012
Reviewer Dick Frantzreb
Review If you haven’t seen it before, this is a good opportunity to experience one of the classics of the American musical theater in this production by Roseville's Stand Out Talent. There are so many familiar songs, with a stable of classic characters, and fast-paced action. The witty dialog and comic gags pass the test of time, and are a lot of fun. Certainly the audience I was part of was delighted by them. This show is double-cast, so it may not be helpful to comment on the individual players. Specifically, I saw the opening performance of the Cruise Cast. But I have to say that Jason Bortz (a principal of Stand Out Talent, and husband of Director, Jennifer Bortz) was absolutely amazing in the role of Moonface Martin – easily the best portrayal I’ve seen and about the best I could imagine. It was fascinating to watch his high-energy performance and impeccable comic timing. But there were many other highlights in this classic show, and the horseshoe-shaped seating of the Tower Theatre gives it an intimacy that you won’t find in other productions. “Anything Goes” has been put on numerous times in the Sacramento area in recent years, so it may be quite a while before it reappears. See it while you can.

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